Clinics & Services
Chronic Disease Management
Our GPs and nurses manage a full range of chronic diseases such as asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic lung disease, and heart disease.
Practice Nurse Clinics
The practice nurses run daily clinics and are able to deal with many problems including minor illnesses and minor injury. They run chronic disease management services and can advise on smoking cessation and healthy living. They provide family planning advice including emergency contraception, take cervical smears and provide foreign travel advice and vaccinations.
District Nurse Services
The district nurses provide care, advice and support for people at home who are unable to attend the surgery. Most of their work is with the elderly, chronically sick and terminally ill.
Contact Number 01865 903061
Child Health Services
The health visitors covering Hollow Way are based at Temple Cowley Health Centre, and provide advice on family health and child care issues. If you have any worries about minor illness in your children then you may wish to contact them first. The health visitors work in partnership with the doctors. There are a number of services available locally for parents and children that offer practical support and advice.
If you would like to discuss specific health issues such as development, behaviour and parenting support etc., please phone the health visitors for an appointment. Appointments with the health visitors are available at Temple Cowley Health Centre or a home visit by arrangement.
A number of locality clinics are available. Please contact the health visitors for information on 01865 903116.
For child immunisations, a clinic is available at Hollow Way Medical Centre on Tuesday afternoons 14:00 – 15:30 with the practice nurse. Please make an appointment through reception.
We provide full antenatal and postnatal care, and work closely with our own team of community midwives who hold a clinic at the surgery every Wednesday and Thursday. Antenatal care is shared between the midwife and your doctor. We recommend that you make an appointment to see your doctor as soon as you know that you are pregnant.
Before trying to conceive, we advise women to check if they are immune to Rubella (German measles). We also recommend they take folic acid tablets 400 micrograms daily while trying to conceive, and during the first three months of pregnancy, to help prevent the baby from developing spina–bifida. This is available from the chemist without a prescription. It is very important for the health of your unborn child that you do not smoke during your pregnancy. If you need help and support to give up smoking, please talk to one of the doctors or practice nurses.
- Cervical Screening
- Breast Screening
- Bowel Cancer Screening
- Cardiovascular Screening
Our Practice Nurses, Health Visitors, and Midwives can help you with stopping smoking.
Drug and Alcohol Services
We offer a service for patients with drug and alcohol problems. This is run by a specialist Addictions Nurse. Initial referrals are made through your GP.
Weight Loss Services
Our Practice Nurses can help you with losing weight and advice on diet and exercise.
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.
Citizens Advice Bureau Services
A Citizen's Advice Bureau adviser is available in the practice once a fortnight on a Thursday afternoon. The adviser can help with advice on financial issues and other problems such as housing, legal matters, employment, etc.
Appointments can be made through your GP, practice nurse or health visitor or you can make an appointment yourself at the reception desk. All advice is free and confidential.