Practice closed for training - Thursday 28th September 2023

The practice will be closed for staff training from 1.30pm on Thursday 28th September 2023, and will repoen at 8.30am on Friday 29th September 2023, the next working day.

Patients who need urgent medical attention during this time should call 111 for assistance, or call 999 in the event of a medical emergency.

Reception will be closed and telephones will have a message diverting callers to 111.

Announcement from the Partners at Hollow Way Medical Centre

The partners at St Bartholomew’s Medical Centre and Hollow Way Medical Centre are delighted to announce that from 1st October 2023 their GP practices are joining forces. The two practices will merge to form one partnership with premises on four sites: Manzil Way and Hollow Way in Cowley, Lake Street in South Hinksey and Oxford Brookes University in Headington.

The new partnership will serve 30,000 patients across the four sites and patients will benefit from additional services and greater flexibility when making appointments with doctors, nurses and other clinical staff. Over the next few weeks practice management will be in regular contact with patients to ensure a smooth transition as both practices continue to provide high levels of service.

Dr Louise Bradbury, Senior Partner at Hollow Way Medical Centre said, “This is good news for patients and staff. In the current climate, being part of a larger group secures and strengthens future services. It will enable us to maintain rapid access times and employ more auxiliary staff such as in-house physiotherapists, mental health workers and social prescribers. We are excited about the prospect of working together and about the new opportunities this collaboration will bring.”

2nd May 2023

Temporary Suspension of New Patient Registrations

Wednesday 24th May 2023

Hollow Way Medical Centre has temporarily suspended new patient registrations on grounds of patient safety, because of sickness and vacancies within our clinical team.

Patients seeking to register with an NHS GP can visit the NHS website below and search using their postcode:

We will make a further announcement once this temporary suspension of new patient registrations has been lifted.

Hollow Way Medical Centre

Help at Home - Social Prescribing


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


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 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?


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

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.