Travel vaccines and nurse availability
There is a nationwide shortage of some travel vaccines including Hepatitis B. So please seek advice from a nurse or travel clinic before booking your travel.
Please note that in the week beginning 26 June we will only have a nurse available for 1 day (Monday 26 June), so if you need travel vaccinations please plan ahead as you may need to attend a local travel clinic.
ONLINE ACCESS - register today
You can now view your medical record, make appointments and order repeat prescriptions from anywhere in the world 24 hours a day. To register for online access you will need to confirm your identity by bringing 2 forms of ID into the practice (one must include a photo and one your current address). Reception will then give you a letter containing the registration details that you will need to register at home (these remain valid for 28 days). Unfortunately, even if you were up and running on the previous system you will still need to re-register and confirm your identity - we need to be very careful when granting access to a patient's medical records. For more information about access to our services via the web please visit our online services page.
Oxford's 'out-of-hours' GP record sharing initiative
This new initiative makes it possible for health professionals working from the 'out-of-hours' health centres in Oxford and Abingdon to view (with your permission) your GP medical record if treating you when we are closed. We have provided more information about this record sharing arrangement and details of how to opt out, and the organisers - OxFed - have also produced this leaflet.
Care.Data has been abandoned by NHS England
NHS England announced on 06 July that the care.data programme would be wound up. The reasons for this decision are outlined in this newspaper article.
“In light of Dame Fiona [Caldicott]’s recommendations, NHS England has taken the decision to close the care.data programme,” NHS England said in a statement.
“However, the government and the health and care system remain absolutely committed to realising the benefits of sharing information, as an essential part of improving outcomes for patients. Therefore this work will now be taken forward by the National Information Board, in close collaboration with the primary care community.”
Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, 13 – 19 June
Every day 9 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 3 sadly lose their lives. Yet cervical cancer is one of the only cancers that is preventable. Cervical screening (smear tests) can protect against developing cervical cancer yet 1 in 4 women do not attend this potentially life-saving test. This drops to 1 in 3 among 25-29 year olds and among 60-64 year olds screening uptake is at an 18 year low. For more information visit the Jo’s Trust website
When we are closed - phone 111 for the 'Out of Hours' service
If you feel you cannot wait until we re-open, please phone 111 for advice and/or to speak to a doctor. Do not go to the hospital A&E department unless it is an emergency. If you need an ambulance urgently then call 999. For more information on the range of NHS services and when to use them please see our leaflet
Free Health & Wellbeing Event for people living with and after cancer
Macmillan Cancer Support are holding this free event in Oxford on Wed 15th June to help people living with and beyond cancer. It runs from 9am to 3pm with lunch provided. To book please call 01904 756443 or email: SWMidsLearning@macmillan.org.uk
We are now using the NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS). This gives you the ability to have your prescription sent by us to any pharmacy you choose to collect your medicines from, without the need to pick up a paper prescription from the surgery.
Save Time - Book Online
In this year's GP contract a number of obligations were set to ensure Practices improve their online access for patients. Read our IT Plan to see how we are implementing this. For more information about access to our services via the web please visit our online services page.
New patient leaflets available
We've added a number of really useful leaflets to our Practice Leaflets section of the site.
'Named GP' for all patients
All patients have been allocated a named GP, which ensures you always have a named individual you can go to should you need it.
Friends & Family Test
We have now 'gone live' with our Friends & Family test. Please use the link on the right-hand side to provide feedback on what you would say to your friends and/or family about our practice - it only takes a couple of seconds.