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Accident and Emergency

Operates 24 hours a day and patients can present at any time without an appointment, either by their own means, or by ambulance

Royal Oldham Hospital,

  • Phone: 0161 624 0420

Face to face interpreter service:

  • Phone: 0161 627 8770

Telephone interpreter service:

  • Phone: 0800 169 2879

Adult Social Care Services

If you’re reporting a safeguarding concern, please complete the 'Request support from Adult Social Care' form:

Or call the Adult Social Care Team:

  • Phone:  0161 770 7777 8:40 to 5:00pm Monday to Friday
  • Phone: 0161 770 6936 outside office hours (Emergency Duty Team) 

Dental Practices

There are around 40 Dental practices in Oldham. Details can be found on the NHS website:

New Patient Line: 0161 622 6508

The dentist will arrange an interpreter with the Ethnic Health Team, if the patient advises the receptionist this is required.

Emergency Dentist

For Urgent Dental Care, patients can call a Freephone phone number: 0333 332 3800 from 8am to 10pm every day of the year.

Outside these hours, patients should call NHS 111 for urgent dental advice.

Ethnic Health Team

Provides an interpreting service to health care providers, all languages.

  • Phone: 0161 627 8770

Freedom from Torture

Treating victims of torture using a holistic approach that responds to their physical, emotional and practical needs.

General Practitioners or GP's

General Practitioners provide a range of services by appointment, including medical advice, examinations and prescription.

There are around 50 general practices in Oldham.

Details of General Practitioners in Oldham can be found on the NHS Choices website:

Maternity Services

Royal Oldham Hospital is a maternity team providing antenatal, midwifery and postnatal care.

Royal Oldham Hospital,

  • Phone: 0161 627 8177

NHS Migrant support

Advice and guidance for healthcare practitioners on the health needs of migrant patients


There are around 30 opticians in Oldham.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

 Provides information about NHS services, Advice and support to patients, families and carers, help to deal with any problems or issues


  • Mental health: 0161 716 3178 PALS
  • Community services: 01706 652 890 PALS


Supply of medicines, prescribed by a patient’s doctor.

Pharmacists can also carry out some health checks and give advice on a range of health matters.

Sexual Health

Advice and information concerning contraception, STDs and sexual violence.

Walk in service

Integrated Care Centre
New Radcliffe Street

The Lindley House Medical Practice is available to everyone.

No appointment needed. Opening times are 8am until 8pm, 7 days a week.

ICC can deal with minor illnesses and injuries.