All new patients will be asked to see a member of the practice team within one month of registering for a simple health check. This enables us to obtain details of your past medical problems and to provide better care. It is a requirement on us to ensure that this valuable opportunity to collect information on your health is accepted.
We recommend that all women between the ages of 25 and 49 should have a screening smear every three years and between the ages of 50 - 64 every five years. We run a recall programme inviting patients to see the practice nurse for this. However, if you feel your appointment is overdue please contact us on 01869 249333 to arrange an appointment.
All smear results are communicated in writing to the patient as soon as we receive them. If you have not heard from us three months after the smear has been taken please ring and ask to speak to a practice nurse.
Jane Stanford runs regular diabetic clinics. Patients may call The Health Centre to book appointments for this.
A regular asthma clinic is held at the surgery. Patients may telephone for an appointment. We encourage all patients with asthma to be seen at least annually. It would be helpful if you could bring any treatment you are on to the appointment.
Child Development Clinic
Child health development checks are performed by all the partners.
Child Immunisation Clinic
This takes place every Wednesday from 2.00 - 2.45pm.
All the partners perform minor surgery. This should first be discussed with your doctor in a normal surgery appointment.
All of the doctors offer a full range of family planning care during routine consultations. Emergency contraception is available on site and is a fully confidential service.
Advice and all holiday vaccinations, including yellow fever, are available from the practice nurse. Some vaccines are not available routinely on the NHS and a fee may be charged.
Medical examinations for special purposes eg elderly drivers, pre-employment, insurance medicals etc, can be arranged by appointment.
A fee, as recommended by the British Medical Association, may be payable for these examinations.
Clinics are held in Bicester by visiting consultants in the following specialities: dermatology, paediatrics, orthopaedics, ENT, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynaecology, general surgery, ophthalmology, rheumatology, musculoskeletal/sports injuries and urology.
Dr Moncrieff has developed a dermatology outpatient service for practices in Bicester, Islip, Kidlington and Woodstock. You will need your GP to refer you to this service. Patients are seen by Dr Moncrieff at the Health Centre. A visiting consultant dermatologist will also see patients with him in a monthly clinic, and a specialist dermatology nurse also holds a monthly clinic.
Other Facilities and Services Available at The Health Centre
- Emergency dental access clinic Tel: 01869 249066
- Podiatry Tel: 01869 324577
- Parentcraft Tel: 01865 243763
Classes are operated by the Midwives on Tuesday evenings at the Children's Centre between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Click here for more information.
- Osteopath Tel: 01869 250999
Ian Pringuer BSc(Hons) Ost Med, Dan Warin BSc (Hons) Ost Med and Emma Hudson BSc (Hons) Ost Med all registered Osteopaths, treat all ages from babies to adults. All private medical insurances welcome. Clinic open every weekday. You may access these clinics by making a telephone appointment direct. These are private appointments for which you will be charged a fee.
- Speech and Language Therapy Tel: 01869 369132
The Health Centre
Oxon OX26 6AT