Achieve Healthy Weight Loss works with a range of partners to deliver from over 50 locations across Oxfordshire. This makes our range of FREE programmes easily accessible. In addition to our own “Lose Weight With” programme we provide FREE access to Slimming World, Weight Watchers and Man V Fat Football. For more information call 01865 338119 or click here
New groups starting in Cowley. Blackbird Leys and Rose hill this 2020!
Emerade Adrenaline Autoinjector Pens
Prescribed an Emerade pen?
Patients who have an Emerade Adrenaline Autoinjector pen should read the guidance below carefully and contact their community pharmacist in the first instance with any further questions they may have.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Service
If you are a female aged 16-64 and suffering from symptoms of a UTI (needing to pee suddenly or more often than usual, pain or a burning sensation when peeing, pain in your lower tummy) there’s a new pharmacy service that could help you.
The UTI service allows pharmacists working in community pharmacies in Oxfordshire to treat women suffering from an uncomplicated UTI with nitrofurantoin (an antibiotic).
- Lloyds Pharmacy, Blackbird Leys Health Centre, Dunnock Way, Greater Leys OX4 7EX (T. 01865 770713)
- Lloyds Pharmacy, Sainsbury's, Eastern By-Pass Rd, Oxford OX4 4XR (Blackbird Leys)
- The Leys Pharmacy, 6A Courtland Road, Oxford OX4 4JA (Rosehill)
- The Leys Pharmacy, In-Spar, Dunnock Way, Greater Leys OX4 7EX
For more information please click here
We will be offering clinics to vaccinate patients against shingles, pneumonia and influenza (FLU). Please see below for more information.
Over 65? Please ask reception to book you in for one of our flu clinics held on a Saturday, you don't need to wait for a letter.
Under 65 and at risk? Please wait to receive a letter or verbal invitation from the practice. For more information about eligibility please check here.
Shingles? Please check if you are eligible and book in with a Practice Nurse. NOT HCA. Please check here.
Pneumococcal vaccination for over 65 or under 65 at risk. Please check here.
Bowel cancer screening is offered every 2 years to men and women aged 60 to 74. People older than this can ask for a screening kit every 2 years by calling the Freephone number 0800 707 60 60. An additional one-off test called bowel scope screening is being introduced in England for men and women at the age of 55.
Breast Screening is offered every 3 years to all women aged between 50 and 70 years of age. Women will receive their first screening appointment before their 53rd birthday. Contact 01865 235621 to book your appointment.
Cervical screening is offered to all women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64. For women aged 25 to 49, it's every 3 years and for women aged 50 to 64, it's every 5 years. Women aged over 65 are only invited for screenings if they have recently had abnormal tests. Book to see the nurse at the surgery.
Blood in Pee? bring a urine sample and speak to a GP if you have any other symptoms such as losing weight or needing to pee more frequently at night.
MOT You should have a health check every 5 years if you're aged 40 to 74 and you have not had a stroke, or you do not have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease. Book to see the HCA to have it done.
Primary Care Networks
Primary Care Networks are a new way for several general practices to collaborate. They are intended to help practices:
- to offer more co-ordinated services,
- to provide better ways for patients to access a wider range of health care professionals.
They will also make more use of digital services.
The regulations around Primary Care Networks have been incorporated into the contract that each GP practice has with the NHS.