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Dr David Chapman

Dr Chapman retired from the partnership at Hollow Way Medical Centre on 30th June 2021. We will welcome a new partner, Dr Syed Owais, in August, who will take over Dr Chapman's patients.

Until Dr Owais arrives, patients of Dr Chapman are welcome to see any of the other doctors in the surgery and we have arranged locum cover to ensure that we have sufficient appointments available for all patients. Dr Chapman will still be assisting in the surgery during the summer.

COVID Vaccination Clinics

This practice is only offering COVID-19 vaccinations to those patients in priority groups 1-9 who have not yet had their first dose or are awaiting a second dose. Please do not contact us about vaccinations unless you are in one of these groups. You can check your eligibility here.

If you are in the priority groups 10 - 12 (people aged 49 down to 18) you will need to book your appointment via the national NHS booking service when your age group becomes eligible. This will allow you to find a suitable date and time at another site including the Kassam Stadium vaccination centre (or other large centre in a neighbouring county) and a participating community pharmacy.

Currently, people aged 40 – 49 can book their first dose on the system, together with people in groups 1 - 9.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

31st December 2020

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

Oxfordshire Mind's Primary Care Wellbeing Workers are offering one-to-one sessions for people who may be experiencing mental health issues or other social or lifestyle issues that are impacting on their wellbeing. Wellbeing Workers will focus on what matters to the individual to encourage and enable them to link in with existing support services (including online and telephone services) and develop tools to increase their ability to manage their own wellbeing. 

The service, which is usually offered face-to-face in the practice, is still running during the COVID-19 pandemic but now largely takes place over the phone*. If you would like support with your mental health or wellbeing at this time and would like to access this service, you can self-refer via email or telephone - see 'How to Self-Refer' below. 

*Face-to-face sessions are available for: 

- those unable to speak openly at home due to risk of abuse  

- those with hearing difficulties 

- those with learning disabilities or other needs that might make communication via phone challenging.  

If you would like to receive a face-to-face session for any of the reasons above, please state this when self-referring. 

 

How to Self-Refer: 

EMAIL: Send an email to primarycarewellbeing@oxfordshiremind.org.uk with your full name, date of birth, phone number and registered GP practice. It would also be helpful to include a brief outline of the reason(s) for your self-referral. Please type 'SELF-REFERRAL' in the email subject so it can be easily seen.

PHONE: Call the Oxfordshire Mind Information Line on 01865 24 77 88 and request a referral to the 'Primary Care Wellbeing service'. The Information Line staff member will then take some details [full name, date of birth, contact details, registered GP practice and a brief outline of the reason(s) for your self-referral] and will send these on to the Primary Care Wellbeing service team. 

Once your referral is received, a team member from the Oxfordshire Mind Primary Care Wellbeing service will attempt to contact you within 2 working days.

Help at Home - Social Prescribing

24.6.2020

Practice Link Workers

Get a helping hand! When daily life gets in the way of improving your health, Practice Link Workers can help you tackle your problems and feel better. If you need help at home please contact them here: 01865 223900. For more information, please watch this video. 

Primary Care Wellbeing service is here to help you

01.5.2020

Oxfordshire Mind Wellbeing Workers work in a non-clinical, person-centred way to encourage and enable patients to link in with existing support services, use the support available in their local community, and develop tools to increase their ability to manage their own wellbeing.

Wellbeing Workers will focus on what matters to the individual to encourage and enable them to link in with existing support services (including online and telephone services) and develop tools to increase their ability to manage their own wellbeing. The service, which is usually offered face-to-face in the practice, is still running during the COVID-19 pandemic but will now take place over the phone. If you would like support with your mental health or wellbeing at this time and would like to access this service, you can self-refer via email or telephone.

EMAIL: Send an email to primarycarewellbeing@oxfordshiremind.org.uk with your full name, date of birth, phone number and registered GP practice. It would also be helpful to include a brief outline of the reason(s) for your self-referral. Please type 'SELF-REFERRAL' in the email subject so it can be easily seen.

PHONE: Call the Oxfordshire Mind Information Line on 01865 24 77 88 and request a referral to the 'Primary Care service'. The Information Line staff member will then take some details [date of birth, contact details, registered practice and a brief outline of the reason(s) for your self-referral] and will send these to the Primary Care service team.

Once your referral is received, a team member from the Oxfordshire Mind Primary Care service will attempt to contact you within 2 working days.

 

Need help with Benefits / Universal Credit?

28.04.2020

If you need help with benefits or universal credit, please talk to one of Oxford Citizen Advice specialist by phone or email. You still can contact our adviser Joanna Jones via phone or email. She can also help with other issues such as debt, employment or relationships. For more information, please visit the website here.

Tel: 01865 304110
Email: JoannaJones@cab oxford.org.uk

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Service

 

The UTI service allows pharmacists working in community pharmacies in Oxfordshire to treat women suffering from an uncomplicated UTI with nitrofurantoin (an antibiotic).

Pharmacies nearby:

  • 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

Cancer Campaign

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.