Booking COVID-19 booster vaccinations

Patients are now eligible for a booster COVID-19 vaccination three months from their second COVID-19 vaccination.

Invitations are being sent out to all patients who are due for their booster vaccination. Surgeries are running on Saturday 18th December and Sunday 19th December at The Leys Health Centre, as well as Hollow Way Medical Centre on Monday 20th December and Thursday 30th December. Vaccination is by appointment only - there are no walk-in appointments.

If you would like to attend a different vaccination centre for your COVID-19 booster vaccination, please either call 119 or booking online using the NHS website:

Book or manage a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Vaccination centres in Oxford include the Kassam Stadium and several local pharmacies, offering a range of days and times for vaccinations.

Christmas 2021 Arrangements

Bank Holiday Closures

Hollow Way Medical Centre will close at 6.30pm on Friday 24th December 2021 and reopen at 8.30am on Wednesday 29th December 2021. The surgery will be closed on the following weekdays over the Christmas period:

  • Monday 27th December 2021
  • Tuesday 28th December 2021
  • Monday 3rd January 2022

eConsult availability

The surgery eConsult facility will be closed from 5pm on Friday 24th December 2021 until 8am on Wednesday 29th December 2021. During this time, patients can still access self-help and pharmacy options.

Repeat Prescription Ordering

Please order your repeat prescription in plenty of time, because your regular pharmacy may not be open over the Christmas weekend and bank holidays. We recommend that you use the NHS App to order your repeat prescriptions - contact Reception for details if you are not already registered.

Missing COVID-19 information from your NHS app or GP record - vaccinations in England only

If you believe you have missing or incorrect COVID-19 vaccination data on your NHS app or on your GP record, please call 119 and ask the agent to make a referral to the Vaccine Data Resolution Service ("VDRS").

This service has been set up to resolve missing or incorrect vaccination records for people vaccinated in England who have a current NHS number and are registered with a GP practice in England.

The VDRS team will call you back within five working days to discuss your records.

However, please note 119 and VDRS call agents do not provide clinical advice and cannot help at this time with queries related to vaccinations received overseas.

If your query relates to personal information which is incorrect on the patient record (e.g. name, address), please email us - hwmc@nhs.net - or complete an eConsult via this website and we will be happy to help.

COVID-19 Vaccinations Overseas - the Overseas Vaccination Record Validation Service

Patients who received their coronavirus vaccinations overseas can now book a face to face appointment at selected sites across the country to have their overseas vaccination records validated and recorded. This will enable patients who received vaccinations overseas to be invited for any subsequent doses for which they are eligible and will also help them access the NHS COVID Pass.


Alternatively patients may call 119.

To be eligible to use the service patients must:

    • have received one of the four MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) approved vaccine types for use in England: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) / Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) / Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) / or Moderna (Spikevax)
    • be aged 18 or over
    • have an NHS number
    • be able to attend the face to face appointment with photographic ID (Passport or UK Driving Licence) and evidence of their vaccination record.

Where a patient cannot get their overseas vaccine recorded, for example, because they live too far away from one of the vaccination centres offering this service, the patient can still access subsequent doses for which they are eligible, either through attending a walk-in (if they already know which vaccine type they require, and the interval period), or through seeking advice from their GP about which subsequent vaccine(s) they need.

13th December 2021

Mask wearing at Hollow Way Medical Centre

We would like to remind all patients and visitors to Hollow Way Medical Centre that wearing a mask remains compulsory when visiting the surgery. Children under the age of 11 are exempt from wearing a face covering, although they are welcome to do so.

This is to protect vulnerable patients and our staff.

Please also be mindful of social distancing in our reception area and waiting rooms: please arrive on time for your appointment, but not too early, and be prepared to wait outside if there is a queue for the receptionist.

Thank you for your co-operation.

The Partners, Hollow Way Medical Centre

Important information to keep you safe while isolating at home

10th August 2021

The attached leaflet is for patients with suspected coronavirus who have not been admitted to hospital and will be isolating at home.

To see the leaflet please click here.

General Practice Data for Planning and Research Service

Hollow Way Medical Centre, like all GP Practices, is legally required to share data with NHS Digital. This is mandated by the Secretary of State for Health and there is a legal basis for us to do so.

For information about this data collection, please visit the following NHS Digital website:


This is regularly updated by NHS Digital and contains comprehensive information including;

  • What data is shared and why 
  • The legal basis
  • Registering Opt-Outs 

Another useful NHS Digital resource for patients is:


The start date for this process is 1st September 2021. If you wish to opt-out of the NHS Digital data collection (a "Type 1 Opt-Out"), please complete this form and either email it to hwmc@nhs.net or drop it in to the practice by Monday 23rd August 2021. If you cannot download or print a form at home, you can telephone NHS Digital on 0300 303 5678 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or email enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk at any time.

If you would like to provide feedback about the data collection then you may use one of the following links:

Provision of certificates or evidence of your COVID vaccination status

Patients who require a certificate of COVID vaccination status can use the NHS App or call the NHS Helpline. Details of both services are below.


Proof of your vaccination status is available in the NHS App, which is also valuable for accessing your health record and ordering repeat prescriptions, and in some of the other apps that provide you with Patient online services. 

The NHS App can be downloaded from:

iPhone/iOS https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline

If you have not used it before, there is a self-registration process within the app to create an "NHS login" as per https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-log-in/

If you already have access/login details for patient online services, such as Patient Access, you may use this.

Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. The letter may to take another 5 days to reach you, or longer if postal services are affected. Please take account of this when making your plans.