South Oxford Health Centre
South Oxford Health Centre
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The Health Centre is currently open from 8.30am – 6.00pm, Tuesday and Thursdays and closed at weekends
We are aware that some patients have difficulty attending the Surgery during our normal opening hours, often due to work commitments, and we are considering the best way to help.
We have a variety of appointment times available outside our usual hours. These will be staffed on a rota and will include some weekday evenings (18:30-20:30), Thursday mornings (07:30-08:00) and a Saturday morning (9:30-11:30) once a month.
They are for patients who cannot attend the Surgery at other times, due to work commitments, and must be booked in advance, via the Receptionists, in the usual way. These appointment times are for routine matters and not for urgent medical problems which happen when the Surgery is closed.
As usual, if urgent problems arise outside normal working hours, OXEMS, our Out of Hours Service will be available to help and may be contacted by telephoning 111, the new NHS emergency number.
People are seen by appointment by our doctors and nurses. This is to enable each person to have a more relaxed consultation and to cut down on waiting. Delays are bound to occur sometimes, but remember, it could be you who needs that extra time.
Access to your GP and services, as always, is available by contacting us on 01865 244428. As you will be aware, our branch surgery at Lake Street has been temporarily closed, initially, due to staff sickness and secondly due to refurbishment. We are pleased to say that the refurbishment is now largely complete. For the time being the doctors from SOHC will work across both sites (SOHC and SBMC) until we can re- open SOHC full time. If a patient, who has spoken with a doctor, needs to be seen then this will be either at SOHC or SBMC depending on where that GP is working that day.To gain entry to either practice you will need to call the mobile phone number that will be displayed on the front door, the clinician will be advised that you are waiting and will collect you as soon as possible, wearing the appropriate PPE. Please note that all patients over the age of 3 will also be required to wear a protective face covering/mask. The waiting room area will not be open and you will need to wait outside until the clinician is ready, they will endeavour to not keep you waiting long. Please continue to order your repeat prescriptions as you have been doing since the beginning of lockdown. If you have any questions or concerns please call regarding the above please call 01865 244428.
PLEASE, BE AWARE THAT IF YOU'VE BEEN ASKED TO ATTEND THE PRACTICE FOR A CONSULTATION, ALL PATIENTS OVER THE AGE OF 3 WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A PROTECTIVE FACE/COVERING MASK
In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many conditions and you may be seen more quickly.
The surgery is lucky to have an Health and Research Assistant who is also trained in important tasks such as checking blood pressure readings, taking blood samples as well as giving health advice.
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