Grab a Jab at a Walk-in Vaccination Clinic for 16 and 17 year olds

10th September 2021

Young people in the 16 – 17 age group are able to access COVID-19 vaccinations on a Walk-in basis at the Kassam Stadium, 7 days a week, without an appointment. There is no need to call the GP practice about vaccinations.

At this time 16 – 17 year olds are unable to book an appointment through the national system. This is expected to change on 17th September 2021.

Blood Tests

7th September 2021

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available. If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally do.

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 will remain compulsory when visiting the surgery from Monday 19th July 2021. 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.