• Welcome to Moorside Medical Practice

    We are currently accepting new patients.

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  • Clinics & Services

    We offer a range of clinics and services at the practice.

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  • Repeat Prescriptions

    Repeat prescriptions will be ready for collection within 48 hours.

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Welcome to The Moorside Medical Practice

The practice has been providing services to the community for the past 35 years. We moved to the new health centre in February 2006, and we now have more spacious facilities available. The practice reception area and the practice manager’s office are located on the ground floor, along with disabled toilet facilities and a baby feeding/changing area. The waiting area and consulting rooms are located on the first floor. Parking facilities are available for a small number of vehicles and the number 83 bus service stops nearby.

The surgery operates from the first of the LIFT Buildings to be built in Oldham, a building designed for service delivery to the local community in the 21st century, offering a new style of delivering services to patients across the Oldham Borough. It is fully accessible for all patients.

New service delivery also means a new way of working for staff, and patients will notice that a receptionist for the practice will not always be available to check them in when they have an appointment to see the doctor or nurse. A patient self check-in has been installed for patient use, reducing patients' waiting time when checking in for an appointment and freeing the receptionist to attend to other duties.

Patients can access the building by the front or rear. The car park is at the rear of the building.


We are having to work a little differently than you or we may be used to but please be reassured that we are here for you. We are and have been seeing patients face to face when the need is identified though a telephone consultation and we have in place excellent technology which now allows us to talk to you by a video link, ask you to send us a photograph if appropriate and text useful links and information to you.

We have had to put these changes in place following NHS England Guidance and also to keep you safe from contracting the virus. We have also had to look at the safety of our staff and look at ways of keeping them safe so we have a full team here to assist in your heathcare needs.

We ask that you do not attend the practice unless you have been told to do so and that at present you use the NHS App to order ALL repeat prescriptions. Further information regarding the NHS App can be found here or on the internet, it is very easy to register and use.

If you need an appointment the staff will initially book you in to have a telephone or video consultation with the doctor or Advanced Practitioner who will then decide on safety and clinical need if it is safe and appropriate for you to attend face to face. If you are asked to attend please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible as we have a very limited waiting areas at present due to safety and infection control risks.


Please note the practice will be closed for staff training on the 1st Thursday of every month for staff training from 1:00pm to 6:30pm

If you need health care on this day please ring 111. Alternatively ring 0161 934 8227 for out of hours GP appointments. Of look on the NHS App for information.

 Please refrain from ringing 999 except in an emergency situation. 


Share For You

From 17 February 2020, your medical record will be able to be viewed by other health and social care professionals directly involved in your care via a ShareforYou record.

Please visit www.pennineshareforyou.nhs.uk/ for more information.

If you would prefer that we didn't share your record then you can opt out at any time. Please speak to your GP or a member of the reception team.

or more information please watch this short video about ShareforYou: https://youtu.be/mv8eGfsvzZw


The new NHS App allows our patients to take more control over their own medical records, downloading and registering on the NHS App patients will be able to:

  • Book, Cancel and manage appointments at your GP practice
  • Order repeat prescriptions for collection at your practice or a pharmacy you have already nominated

  • Securely view your GP medical record.

  • Register to be an organ donor.

  • Check your symptoms using the health A-Z from the NHS website

  • Find out what to do when you need help urgently, using NHS 111 online.

For further information please click on the links below:

The NHS App has been developed by the NHS in England


If you require any further information please contact the reception team who will be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have.

If you already have acces to Online Services please download the NHS App and log in using your existing detals

Our Mission Statement

The high quality of health care we provide will be backed by efficient and effective service, responsible to patient demand and accessible to all.

How To Contact Us

681 Ripponden Road, Moorside
Oldham OL1 4JU

Telephone: 0161 357 5250

Opening Times

Reception is open from 8.00am – 6.30pm. To contact the surgery please ring the direct line – 0161 357 5250. If you need to contact a doctor outside these hours, ring the surgery number and your call will be diverted to the out-of-hours service.

Your General Practitioner

Dr Kiren Kaur - MB BCh BAO

As part of a national programme from April 2015 all practices are required to provide their patients with a nominated GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides to them, as a single handed GP practice the responsibility and nominated GP will be Dr K Kaur, this does not prevent or restrict you from seeing any other GP or Clinician at the Practice. If you have any questions relating to this matter please speak to a member of staff.

Practice News
  • 27Oct 2021

    Practice Closed for Training

    PLEASE NOTE THE PRACTICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING ON THE 1st THURSDAY OF EACH MONYH FROM 1.00pm TO 6.30pm.This has recently changed from the first Wednesday of each month.

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  • 27Sep 2021

    Addition to our team

    The practice welcomed Dr Vivienne Birch a salaried GP in early September and we are pleased to say that she has settled in very well.

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  • 02Dec 2020

    Practice Closed for Training:

    Please note that the practice closes on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1.00pm for training purposes.

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