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ARE YOU LOOKING AFTER SOMEONE WITH DEMENTIA?

05.04.18

Dementia Oxfordshire are offering the opportunity to have FREE informal carers awareness sessions about understanding the experiences of people living with dementia

Upcoming dates:

 

  • 20th March 10am-2pm Shotover View (OSJ) Craufurd Road, Horspath, Oxford, OX4 2SQ
  • 22nd March 10am-2pm The Old Town Hall, Market Place, Faringdon, SN7 7HL
  • 12th April 1.30-5pm GWP Community Centre, Dan Read Parade, Didcot, OX11 6AS
  • 20th April 10am-2pm The Blue Room, The Fiennes Centre Hightown Road, Banbury, OX16 9BF
  • 22nd May 10am-2pm Richmond Witney Coral Springs Way, Witney, OX28 5DG 

To book your place or for more information, please contact Rachel  Tel: 07889 600174 / Email: roscroft@guideposts.org.uk

7 DAY ACCESS

01.03.2018

Did you know that with the 7 day access program you will be able to book GPs, nurses and phlebotomists appointments at evenings and weekends. You don't need to wait more to get the right care when you need it. Read More

Those with an urgent need will be able to contact NHS 111 by phone or electronically 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As well as a GPs consultations you can have procedures such as wound dressing changes, catheter care, blood sampling and cervical smears.

To book an appointment ask to receptionists. The services are available at the places below:

  • St Bartholomew's Medical Centre (Monday to Sunday) Manzil Way, Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1XB .
  • Botley Medical Centre (Monday) Elms Road, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9JS
  • The Leys Health Centre (Tuesday) Dunnock Way, Oxford, OX4 7EX
  • Summertown Health Centre (Monday, Friday and Saturday) 160 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7BS

Weekday clinics, Monday to Friday are held from 5pm to 8pm

Weekend clinics, on Saturday and Sunday are held from 8am to 1pm

Medication Review

22.02.2018

A medication review can identify medicines that could be stopped or need a dosage change, or new medicines that are needed. Read More

"Pharmacists are experts who are qualified to give advice on the safe use of medicines. Your pharmacist may suggest a medication review and the feedback is sent to your GP, who can then take any necessary action."

If you haven't had a medication review or you are unsure, check with one of our clinicians to see if you need one.

If you haven't received your prescription or meds, probably you are due to a medication review. Visit the surgery to find out.

Annual Foot Check  

15.02.2018

Everyone with diabetes has the right to an annual foot check. 

If you have diabetes, you’re more likely to have serious foot problems and these can lead to amputations. Diabetes leads to over 160 amputations in the UK each week. Read More 

Book your appointment now with one of our nurses or healthcare assistants to have your diabetes review. 

Achieve Healthy

17.01.18

Achieve Oxfordshire program provides the tools and encouragement to see you through your weight loss journey. Read more

  • Man v Fat is a men’s only weight loss programme that beats the pounds while playing the game.
  • Lose weight with ACHIEVE is a evidence based weight management programme by our experienced dietician and psychologist.
  • 12 Week Weight Loss Programme partnered with SLIMMING WORLD and WEIGHT WATCHERS in order to provide you with a kick start to your weight loss

Let's them to help you. Ask to one of our nurses if you would like to know more.

New Year Resolutions 

04.01.18

Ready to start a new year more active, free of unhealthy habits and do something different? The key is to star with smaller goals. Read more

  • Quit Smoking 
  • Lose Weight 
  • Get active
  • Drink less alcohol 
  • Help others
  • Eat more fruit and veg 

Don't push yourself, take it easy and enjoy it. 

New Nurse

14.12.17

@Les

At the surgery we have nurse appointments available. Feel free to book your appointment to have LD reviews, chronic disease reviews, and Health Checks.

Health Check

Anxiety and Depression?

08.12.17

@Les

You can help yourself by taking a breath, going for a walk or talking to your friends. However, read this to find out if you need extra help. Read More

Evening and weekend NHS appointments

Evening and weekend NHS appointments are now available in the new OxFed Evening and Weekend GP Clinics, located in Botley, Summertown and East Oxford, where you can consult with an NHS GP, practice nurse, or other health professional.  Appointments are booked by calling our practice reception who can advise if the service is suitable for your needs.  For more information about opening times and clinic locations please see the OxFed website. Link

Flu Vaccinations

Our flu vaccines are here. if you are due for vaccination please phone reception to book an appointment.

Do you really need to see a GP or could someone else help you?

Many patient issues do not need to be seen by a GP and can often be solved quickly and simply by other appropriate health professionals, such as our practice nurses, a pharmacist, or by seeking self-help advice from NHS Choices.  We have a section on this website for minor illness which offers lots of help and advice.  Admin queries such as chasing a hospital appointment can be dealt with by our secretarial or admin staff. 

Routine appointments

Please note that the wait for a routine appointment with a GP is currently two to three weeks.  This is due to a very high demand for appointments.  We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Why are we asking you the reason for your appointment?

As you will be aware, general practice resources are limited, and in particular, the waiting time for appointments may be longer than we would like.  In order to make the most efficient use of our appointments, the doctors have requested our receptionists to ask patients to provide some brief information about the reason for their appointment.  This is to ensure patients are directed to the service which can help them best, and because it is very helpful for the GPs and nurses to know in advance the purpose of a telephone or face to face consultation.  Thank you for your co-operation with this. 

Minor Eye Conditions Service

This is a new NHS service.    If you have a red, sore, uncomfortable eye, or sudden disturbance of your vision, you no longer need to see your GP but should contact Specsavers (01865 773344) or Ideal Eyes (01865 749877) both in Cowley Centre, and they will be able to help you.  The initial appointment is paid for by the NHS.   

Go direct to Eye Casualty at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital if you have any of the following symptoms:

*Worst ever painful, red eye

*Recent trauma or surgery to the eye

*Sudden, sustained loss of vision (less than 48 hrs)

*Sudden onset double vision (less than 48 hrs)

*Sudden onset flashes (less than 1 week with blur, veils, curtains in vision

*Swollen eyelids with red, painful, bulgy eye, double or blurry vision

*Transient vision loss with headaches and soreness of scalp or jaw

*Painful eye with droopy eyelid, double vision and large pupil size.

*Previous history of iritis or anterior uveitis

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Support for people with Dementia and their carers

Dementia Oxfordshire is a new service which can provide support for people with Dementia and their carers. We have a dedicated Dementia support worker attached to our practice. Please phone the practice on 01865 777495 to make an appointment to see her. Services include: information about dementia, where to get help locally, benefits and allowances, adaptations for your home, activities and leisure opportunities, planning for the future and emotional support. There is specialist information for people under 65. The service has a website which is www.dementiaoxfordshire.org.uk  or a dedicated Dementia Helpline on 01865 410210.

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