The Appointment Centre provides a comprehensive referral and booking management service for Oldham Community Health Services.
The Department books appointments for a number of services.
The services and referrals processed by the Department are as follows;
- Children’s & Adolescent Services
- Children’s & Adolescent Services Dermatology
- Children’s & Adolescent Services Diabetes
- Children’s & Adolescent Services Ophthalmology
- Children’s & Adolescent Services Urology
- Diabetic Medicine
- Ear, Nose & Throat
- Endocrinology & Metabolic Medicine
- General Medicine
- GI & Liver (Medicine & Surgery)
- Infectious Diseases
- MSK Ophthalmology
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- Pain Management
- Respiratory Medicine
- Sleep Medicine
- Surgery – not otherwise specified
- Surgery – Plastic
- Surgery – Vascular
The team also arranges patient transport on behalf of Northwest Ambulance Service for first hospital appointments (local hospitals only).
All patients should have their NHS Number available when contacting the Appointment Centre, this enables the team to locate the referral and deal with enquiries promptly and efficiently. For patient transport enquiries to attend a hospital appointment, you will be asked a series of questions to meet the eligibility criteria in order to use the service.
Patients are referred by their GP via the Oldham GP referral gateway service for Primary and Secondary care services. Patients will receive a notification from their GP Practice informing them to make contact with the Appointment Centre after 5 working days to book their appointment.
The department has close links with other Northern Care Alliance NHS FT hospital sites, Oldham Community Therapy Services, MSK, Lancaster House, Virgin Care Dermatology, Northwest Ambulance Service and GP Practices in the Oldham area.