Referrals – Oldham, Bury and Rochdale

Visit this page to access referral forms for Oldham, Bury and Rochdale.

Primary care urgent referral form

The primary care urgent referral form should be completed by primary care colleagues across Oldham, Rochdale and Bury to refer patients from their practice into the specialist sexual health service.

Urgent referrals can be made for the patients below:

  • Patients who have tested positive for Gonorrhoea/Syphilis or HIV
  • Patients who require an IUD (copper coil) for emergency contraception

This form should be completed by a registered professional.

We aim to contact your patients within 48 hours of a referral (or the next working day if this is a bank holiday or weekend) appropriate to the reason for referral.

Targeted 1-1 education support referral

We provide bespoke, targeted 1-1 sessions between the young person and one of our Education and Wellbeing Specialist Workers. Usually this will be for an average of 6 sessions (with each session lasting between 30 minutes and 1 hour), although shorter interventions can be developed if necessary.

Sessions can be arranged at a number of venues such as:

  • In schools or colleges
  • Bury or Rochdale sexual health services
  • A drop in clinic
  • A mutually agreed venue

We aim to provide quick, easy, and confidential access to our service. The best way to make a referral is to review the referral guidance document and complete the referral form. Once completed, please send via email to vcl.orbishyp@nhs.net.  If you need to discuss a referral or you have a query, please contact 01706 202 444.

MYNO

MYNO is an Integrated partnership between Early break, HCRG and Proud Trust, which offers a combined sexual health/substance misuse service in Oldham for young people 13 – 19 years old (up to 25 years old if there is a special educational need and/or Looked After Child status).

If you would like to refer a young person for support around their sexual health please complete our referral form and return to vcl.orbishyp@nhs.net

LARC complex referrals

Before making a referral to sexual health services for a complex removal or fitting or a referral for a vulnerable patient please review the:

Please complete the complex LARC referral form and send form via email with the  subject heading Complex LARC Referral to:

Psychosexual therapy referral (GP referral only)

The Psychosexual Therapy Service offers brief psychological-based sex therapy interventions to help address sexual problems experienced by individuals over 16 years of age. The Psychosexual Therapy Service is accessible by GP referral only.

Before referring to our service please read our referral guidance to ensure the referral is appropriate. Please complete the referral form and send the form via email, with the subject heading Psychosexual referral to:

Oldham: vcl.oldhamadmin@nhs.net
Rochdale: vcl.rochdaleadmin@nhs.net
Bury: vcl.buryadmin@nhs.net

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