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Oxford Road Medical Centre | 25 Oxford Road | Burnley | Lancashire | BB11 3BB | telephone 01282 731 650

Oxford Road Medical Centre

 

 

 

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Morning Surgeries

An early morning surgery is held on a Monday morning each week from 07:00am by a GP. This is aimed primarily for those patients who cannot attend during ‘normal’ surgery hours due to work commitments, etc.


Fit for Work Certificate

It is not necessary to have a Doctor’s certificate until you have been absent continuously from work for seven days including weekends. After three days you must obtain a self-certificate (SC2) from your employer. If your employer insists on a private certificate for an illness of less than seven days duration then the Doctor will charge a fee of £10. If your illness continues for more than seven days then under the NHS your GP can issue an official statement (Med3) “fit to work certificate” to confirm your illness.


Stroke: Act FAST

What is FAST?

FAST requires an assessment of three specific symptoms of stroke:

  1. Facial weakness – can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?
  2. Arm weakness – can the person raise both arms
  3. Speech problems – can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
  4. Time to call 999

Appointments

To make the best use of the resources this practice has to offer and to enable your GPs to manage the increasingly complex care of our patients, we need to expand the team approach that we have been using for several years now. As a result, it is necessary for us to change the way that minor ailments and same day demand is managed.

For many years now and at most hospital outpatient clinics, you have not always seen the consultant, but commonly a junior doctor or specially trained nurse has delivered the service to you. Along the same lines, Oxford Road is going to increase the use of highly trained Nurse Practitioners to manage care of minor ailments and the same day demand.  This will free up your Doctors to enable them to deal with more complex care and the more gravely ill patients.

We need to keep patients out of hospital as long as we can.

Method of obtaining an appointment

Calling the Surgery

Please call our surgery number on 01282 731650 to book an appointment.

Electronic Booking System

You can also book a routine appointment with a doctor through our electronic booking system. Please ask at reception for an online Registration Form. If you are a registered user of this online service, please click on the link below.  You will be directed to Patient Access.

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Advice and Information by Telephone

All the Doctors are quite happy to talk to you on the telephone for advice. The most convenient time is usually between 11:00am and 11:30am.

Appointments for the Nurse

We operate a booked appointment system for all clinics. When booking your appointment please let Reception know what your appointment is for, so that they can advise you when would be the best time for you to come and the length of appointment you require.

Nurses are available by appointment for:

  • blood tests
  • ear syringing
  • skin infections
  • wound dressings and minor injuries

The Nurses also give advice on asthma, diet, diabetes, smoking cessation and weight management.

Nurse Consulting Times: Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Home Visits

For patients who are too ill to come to the surgery, a home visit can be arranged. Requests for home visits should be made before 10.30 am on the day, as this will help the Doctor plan his/her visits. When you request a visit, the Receptionist will ask for full details of the patient’s name, address, age and telephone number and the reason for the visit. This enables the Doctor to deal with the more urgent visits promptly.

Please note that home visits are at the discretion of the Doctor. Please do not ask the Doctor to call unless the patient is genuinely too ill to come to the surgery. Please leave home visits to those who really need them. If the patient has a temperature or rash, coming to the surgery will do no harm and will not endanger others, but please inform the Receptionist on arrival.

Emergencies

During Surgery hours an emergency is a medical problem that needs attention within 30 minutes. After hours it is a medical problem that cannot wait until the surgery opens.