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New Minor Illness Clinic

If you call requesting an urgent appointment on the day the receptionist may offer you an appointment in our Minor Illness Express Clinic.  You will be assessed by our Nurse Practitioner,  Lynn Cross,  who is able to assess and treat a range of common health problems and prescribe medication if required. This Nurse has been trained to spot signs of more serious illness and will alert the Duty Doctor. 

 

NHS Clinics and Services

See below for information on

  • Child Health
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Minor Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Psychological Therapies
Child Health Appointments

girl_taking_medicineWe offer medical appointments for new born baby checks (in days 1-5 after birth) and also 6 week health checks for mothers and babies.

We also have a dedicated clinic set aside for you to bring your baby along to the surgery for their childhood vaccinations

We have baby changing facilities and space to leave buggies in the practice.

If you need a private space for feeding your baby please ask at reception and this can be arranged for you.

If your child is unwell then we are committed to making sure that your child can be seen by a doctor on the same day. Please explain to the receptionist that your child is unwell and they will arrange for you either to have an appointment or to receive a telephone call as soon as possible from one of the doctors.

 

Community Healthy Child Drop in Clinics and Health Visitors

Health visitors are nurses who have specialist training in child health and development. All practices in the UK have links with Health Visitor teams in the local community.

Our health visiting team are based in New Radcliffe house in nearby Jericho, Oxford.

 

The health visitor team are: Lesley Addison, Vanessa Campion, Elizabeth Clipson, Kathy Mumby-Croft and Lily McPeake

Telephone: 01865 903077                                    

Their Drop in Clinics are as follows:

Monday

New Radcliffe House

Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6NW

10.00-12.00

Tuesday

South Parade Clinic, South Parade

Summertown, OX2 7JN

10.00-12.00

Tuesday

Grandpont Children’s Centre

Whitehouse Road, OX1 4QH

10.00-12.00

Thursday

North Oxford Children’s Centre

Wren Road, OX2 7SX

10.30-11.30

 

Thursday

Elms Road Children’s Centre

Botley, OX2 9JZ

10.00-12.00

 

 Find out more on our Children's Health Page 

Detailed vaccination information is available on our Vaccinations Page

 

 

Diabetes Management Clinic

This clinic  offers regular 20 minute appointments throughout the year. The clinics are managed by our specialist GP Dr Rachel Allan.

Patients are invited to have routine blood tests one week prior to the appointment so we can review the results at the clinic. They should also bring a urine sample to this appointment.

We like to see patients for a specialist review at three - six monthly intervals to ensure regular surveillance of HbA1c (glycaemic control) and kidney function, and also to advice on healthy lifestyle and diet.

glucose_readingWe have found that attending this specialised clinic for diabetes review ensures that all the diverse issues of diabetes care are dealt with in a calm, efficient and focussed way, and strongly encourage you to use this service for the management of your diabetes.

However, diabetes care can be managed during routine appointments if the clinics are at inconvenient times for certain individuals.

Although education is the mainstay of the diabetic clinic, we are supported by other agencies like Diabetes2gether (dietary advice) and Oxford Diabetic Eye Screening Services (ODESS).

See also our Diabetes Advice 

 

Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) clinic

Patients with Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are encouraged to attend annual reviews at the practice which may include peak flow monitoring, spirometry, inhaler technique, Personalized Action Plans and medication reviews.

Since the arrival of Dr Robin Carr we are able to expand the range and specialism in this area. This will also include access to other more specialised tests such as measuring exhaled nitric oxide (FENO). Dr Carr has a long experience in diagnosing and treating Asthma and COPD and he advises and teaches about respiratory disorders to other health professionals in the county.

Please specify that you require an Asthma or COPD review when you book your appointment, and you will be referred to the specialist clinic. We will also encourage you to have a Flu vaccination as these are of great benefit. And don’t be surprised if we ask about smoking, whether your own or passive; this too can make a huge difference.

For more information on Asthma and COPD see the advice to be found here

 FENO is very good at helping to make decisions about inhaled steroid use; when to use it, increase it or reduce it. It is something he is interested in using general practice. It is a simple, gentle, blowing test; that can be done by children as young as 5 years old. You will need to discuss this with him as it is not suitable on everyone.

 

Minor Surgery

We are able to offer certain minor surgical procedures within our practice. All our doctors run minor surgery clinics supported by our practice nurses.

The kinds of ailments that can be dealt with on-premises include the removal of skin lesions (moles and warty growths), sebaceous cysts, and the drainage of skin abscesses, all under local anaesthetic.

Regrettably we do not perform cryosurgery for warts and veruccas and minor surgery for purely cosmetic reasons, as this is not supported by the NHS.

Before you undergo a minor procedure you will get a full explanation of the planned procedure, and you will also be required to sign a consent form.

 

Sports And Orthopaedic Medicine

Oxford University Boat Club

weight_training.jpgThe practice doctors serve as medical officers to the Oxford University Boat Club male and female crews. This includes offering health screening for the elite athletes who are selected for the OUBC squad. Dr Matthew Easdale is the practice lead doctor for OUBC

Other Athletes

If you suffer a sports injury we would encourage you to make an appointment as soon as possible. We have a close relationship with the local sports medcine department (OXSPORT), physiotherapy, and orthotic services and will do our best to facilitate your treatment wherever possible.

 

As a result of our links with OUBC, the practice has experience in dealing with sports injuries and managing back, joint, tendon and ligament disorders. Time should be allowed for a good history and examination, so please request a double appointment if you feel this might be necessary.

Drs Matthew Easdale is trained in administering cortisone injections. These can be given in the surgery by prior arrangement.

Xrays can be arranged on the day they are requested. Ultrasound scans, bone scans and MRIs take longer (a few days to weeks) to arrange on the NHS depending on their urgency.

 
Psychological Therapies

lady_counsellingTHere are a range of NHS funded options available to patients who require psychological interventions. These services include:

  • Practice based counselling (an NHS funded service provided by Principal Medical Limited). We have a practice based counsellor. she is an experienced psychotherapist and is included as part of the practice clinical team and communicates with the doctors when dealing with a case.  She sees patients for an average of 6 hour long sessions on successive Wednesdays. The PML website explains more about how this service operates in conjunction with Talking Space Plus (see below).

 

  • University Counselling Services (OCS) for students through which Oxford University Students can self refer for a wide range of interventions including one to one counselling, group work and also mindfulness sessions. Visit their website 

 

  • Referral to the NHS Talking Space Plus service. This is open to all adults who suffer from minor mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and phobias. Patients are encouraged to self refer and can do this simply by going to the relevant "contact us" page on the website. Through talking space plus you wil be directed to services which include one to one counselling, groups, other local mental health support groups and mindfulness groups.  

 

  • Referral to our NHS Acute mental health team (AMHT) at the Warneford Hospital can be made for patients who are suffering from more intractable mental health conditions. More information here
 
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