Woodside Medical Centre
247j Wood Street
Tel: 0161 643 9244
Monday to Friday 8:30am until 6pm
Evenings and weekends
Emergency, cover is provided by this practice out of hours
Tel: 0161 763 4242
Surgery Consulting Times
Other local NHS services
• Call NHS Direct on 0845 4647 - for free expert NHS health advice and information 24 hours a day
(calls charged at local rates). Or log onto www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
• NHS Walk-in Centers, 22 Derby Way Bury.
Whitehall Street Rochdale. Arndale Centre Middleton.
New Radcliffe Street Oldham - to see an experienced nurse for treatment of minor injuries and illnesses seven days a week, 7am until 10pm. You do not need an appointment.
• Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice and you don't need an appointment. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis. For details call NHS Direct on 0845 4647.
This practice is within the Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT
District Primary Care Trust area.
You can now order your repeat prescriptions online. Before you can use this service please come in to the practice to setup the details required. If you have already done this, please click the image below to order your repeat prescription.
The Woodside Medical Centre serves the whole of Middleton as well as its surrounding villages.
Our team includes five GPs,1 Practice Nurses, 1 Assistant Practitioner,1 Phlebotomist as well as our Practice Manager, Assistant Practice Manager and reception staff.
We offer a full general practice service and run specialist clinics for children and pregnant women, diabetes and asthma sufferers and for patients needing minor surgery.
At The Woodside Medical Centre, we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We feel it is important you know who you are speaking to, so our practice staff will identify themselves on the telephone.
This leaflet is for both existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about our services, how to access them and some general information about how our practice operates.
If you live in our practice area and would like to register with us, please complete one of our registration forms that are available from all our receptions.
Dr Hyman has decided to retire from general practice from 25.09.2013. He has worked at the Woodside Medical Centre for over 25 years. I am sure that he will be missed by all of his patients.
From time to time he may carry out some locum sessions for the practice.
To Dr Claire Ives who will be joining the practice in November 2013
Woodside Medical Centre Patient Participation Group
Patient Participation Group Meeting 11.07.2013
Tina has contacted Steve Ward at Riverside to arrange a meeting, to date we have had no response from Steve.
Elizabeth (PPG member) passed on details to Tina of a councilor Burke. Tina sent an email to him; he then directed the email to Allen, Jeff [Jeff.Allen@riverside.org.uk]
This was the response to my email.
I write further to your enquiry below regarding the parking issue at the doctors surgery, which I received via Councillor Burke
He raised a number of options with me regarding this issue, which I have responded to below
Use of The Millbeck Gardens parking
The number of parking bays attached to Millbeck Gardens is very limited. Use of the parking bays by people not living in or visiting the block has proven an issue with tenants in the past. And given the potential volume of users if permission was given, would result in a serious backlash from the tenants. Therefore I can’t agree to0 this option
Conversation of the green at the rear of the surgery into a car part
Whilst Riverside have never converted any greens on the estate into car parks, Housing Market Renewal (HMR) did convert a number of greens in the early years of the project. However, as services such as gas, water electric run very close to the surface of these greens, conversion proved to be extremely expensive as these services had to be diverted, significantly increasing the costs of this work and led to HMR curtailing this initiative. Whilst I wasn’t directly involved in this process, my colleague informs me that the cost equated to £5,000 per parking space, five years ago.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.
I have been informed about a Township meeting to be held on Wednesday 17.07.2013 at Demane, Langley which I am hoping to attend to try to discuss this further. Elizabeth has kindly offered to attend to represent the Patient Participation Group.
The winter pack will be available for patients before Flu season. The aim is to be able to distribute the packs to patients during this time to support the patient’s needs during the winter months. The packs should be ready for distribution by September.
Members of the PPG will discuss with Help the Aged society as to any information form them which could be added to the winter packs.
Age Concern has approached a member of the PPG to ask if the possibility of holding a session within the practice would be possible. We all agreed that this was a good idea, this service which would be local and accessible to our patient population. We have expressed an interest.
There have been no recent complaints about patients being cut off, or not being able to get through. Previously complaints were being received daily. There is one or two issues around the prescription answering phone line- Tina will address them with the telephone company.
Well Man Clinic
Unfortunately we have not been able to secure funding from the charity approached. However the group wondered if Everyman might have a contact to discuss the possibility of funding this project.
Time and Date of Next Meeting 10.10.2013 4pm-6pm