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Useful Links ...

Here you will find details of other organisations whose services overlap with ours, within the NHS, Local Authority and beyond. Please note that we have listed these for information and convenience only and listings do NOT imply endorsement of any of these services by this surgery.

We have tried to give postal and web addresses as well as telephone numbers wherever possible, but we do not hold all this information for some of them!

Please use the listing below to search for services by category.

Health Information/advice

Voluntary Services (Local and National)

Our Local and National NHS partners

Private Sector Services

Our Local Authority/Government Partners

Health Information and Advice

Name (and Address if known)
Telephone Number and Web
Address (if known)
Brief details
Patient UK Comprehensive online health information service provided free in association with our medical computer systems suppliers, EMIS. The standards of information supplied are reviewed by doctors and are very high.
Minor Eye Conditions Service A local service which enables you to see an optician for diagnosis and treatment of minor eye problems. Opticians have better skills and equipment than GPs and appointments with them are often more readily avaiable!
Teens/Kids Health

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(American site, but a lot of the
stuff on it still applies)
Answers to lots of questions posed by this age group, as well as lifestyle info. We have our own Dr Ann (Threlfall) at this surgery, who has lots of experience from bringing up her own teenage son! Remember that whatever you come to talk to any of our doctors and nurses about, we have a strict code of confidentiality here...
Mental Health Issues

These sites are recommended by our counsellors
Living Life to the Full

Mental Health Foundation

Mood Gym Training Programme

MIND - National Association for Mental Health

Newcastle/Tyneside Mental Health Trust
Self Help leaflets

Royal College of Psychiatrists

World health Organisation
Interactive online info on lifestyle issues

Online therapy programme

Available to download

General mental health information

More downloads on mental health in primary care
Our Local and National NHS partners

Name (and Address if known)
Telephone Number and Web Address (if known)
Brief details
Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Primary Care Trust

Number One Riverside
Smith St
OL16 1XU

NHS England
PO Box 16738
B97 9PT
01706 652853
- Oversee funding and administration of  primary care services in the area. Our practice has a contract to provide these services on their behalf in our catchment area. See the Info Zone and Registration pages for more...
Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust

HQ at Royal Oldham Hospital
Westhulme Avenue

0161 624 0420
- Oversee the funding and administration of secondary care services at Rochdale Infirmary, Birch Hill Hospital, Fairfield Hospital Bury, The Royal Oldham and North Manchester Hospitals.
Pennine Care NHS Trust
Trust HQ,
225 Old St
Tel: 0161 716 3000
Fax: 0161 716 3037
- Provides Mental Health Services in primary and secondary care sectors locally.

Includes substance misuse services.
Christie Hospital

0161 445 3000
- Local and regional cancer care specialists.
Manchester Royal Infirmary
(inc Manchester Royal Eye Hospital)
Oxford Road
0161 276 1234
Some more specialised services are delivered from here. The web link was not functioning when last tested...
NHS Choices
NHS 111

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Dial 111
NHS Choices helps you to find local NHS and other health related organisations, and a comprehensive online self-help guide to managing you own minor health problems. Use NHS111 for guidance on when to seek medical help from your surgery, or the out-of-hours services.
Private Sector Services
NB We do not have any control over the quality of non NHS Services

Name (and address if known)
Telephone Number and web address (if known)
Brief Details
BMI Highfield Private Hospital
Manchester Road
OL11 4LZ

01706 655121
Leading provider of private medical services locally.
Ocean Recovery Centre Blackpool
Ocean Recovery Centre is a national provider of drug and alcohol treatment. Ocean Recovery aids people living in for their addiction problems. Ocean Recovery offer detoxes, and a range of therapy on an inpatient or outpatient basis.
Bradley Associates
Private Physiotherapists

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Local private physio and acupuncture treatment specialists
Our Local Authority/Government Partners

Name (and address if known) Telephone Number and web address (if known) Brief Details
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
180 Rugby Rd
OL12 0DZ

01706 646507
Housing, Social Services, Education and a variety of other related services in our local area.

Department for Work and Pensions
("Benefits Agency" or "Social Security" Offices):

Rochdale Jobcentre

2 Fleece Street
United Kingdom
OL16 1LT

Rochdale Social Security Office

Newgate House
1 Newgate
United Kingdom
OL16 1XA

Telephone: 01706 705000
Textphone: 01706 714036

Telephone: 01706 714000
Textphone: 01706 714036
Advice and administration of benefits entitlements, working arrangements for people with disabilities and other health problems.
GMPTE Ring and Ride Service

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0161 284 4666
Transport service for people with mobility problems
Voluntary Services (Local and National)

Name (and address if known) Telephone Number and web address (if known) Brief Details
Fit For Work
GPs and employers can now refer employees who have been absent from work for over one month for a free occupational health assessment to identify obstacles to a return to work, and help work with employers to overcome them.
Alzheimers Society
Information and support for sufferers, relatives and carers
Big White Wall
Support network for emotional health
Carers Associations
Whoever you care for, and whatever age you are, help and support is available here.
The Samaritans

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01706 659998
0845 90 90 90
Helpline for people with suicidal ideas and depression/stress.
Right care Right deal A national campaign to build public awareness and support for the need for brave and innovative solutions for the social care system for older and disabled people, their families and carers.

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