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Booking COVID-19 boosters

To book 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)

Patients are eligible for a booster vaccination six months from their second COVID-19 vaccination (you will not be able to book sooner than six months), provided they are over 50 years old, or have a health condition such as diabetes or severe respiratory disease, or work in health and social care.

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

Missing COVID-19 information from your NHS app or GP record

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.

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:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/transparency-notice

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:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/advice-for-the-public

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.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad

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.