From 18 December 2013 for 6 weeks, Dr Weaver will be away from the practice, as she is having surgery on her neck. Her surgeries will be covered by locum GPs in December and January 2014.
Updated 06 December 2013
Welcome Back and Farewell
We are delighted to welcome back Dr Marlett Smit from her maternity leave on Monday 2 December 2013.
Dr Magesh has been standing in for Dr Smit and leaves the practice on Friday 29 November 2013. We wish her the very best in her future career.
Updated 02 December 2013
Training Afternoon - Thursday 28 November 2013
The practice will be closed between 1.00pm and 6.30pm on Thursday 28 November for a training session. If you need to speak to or be seen by a health professional urgently during these times, please telephone 0845 296 2062.
Two new GPs join the Health Centre team
The Health Centre is delighted to welcome Dr Chloe Carey and Dr Magesh Arthanari to the team from May 2013. Dr Carey will be working on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Dr Magesh is providing the maternity cover for Dr Smit and will be working on Monday mornings, Thursdays and Fridays.
Updated 07 May 2013
Bicester Community Hospital Car Park ClosureThe Bicester Community Hospital site is due for redevelopment from the end of March 2013. For the NHS to hand over the site, the developer requires vacant possession of the development land.Fencing off the site will commence on Wednesday 20 March 2013 and the car park will be closed from that date.Any property or vehicles left on the site will be removed without notice on 25 March 2013.The construction will continue for 16 months, at which point a new hospital facility becomes operational.Access to the existing hospital will be limited to the Kings End entrance and parking will only be available to hospital clients.Your cooperation in this long awaited development is appreciated.For enquiries please contact Riana Relihan on 07887 945330 or Michael Schenk on 01753 211100.
Did you take part? In October/November 2012 we carried out a survey with our patients to see how the practice is meeting your needs. The results of the survey have now been published and you can download a copy of the report from our website.
Updated 25 January 2013 11.18hrs
information for pregnant women
Whooping cough vaccination in pregnant women success
The Department has released provisional figures that suggest over 40% of women due to give birth in October 2012 had been vaccinated against whooping cough. Given the timeframe to put the programme into action, this is a remarkable achievement by everyone involved.
Professor David Salisbury, Director of Immunisation at the Department has said, ‘I’m pleased that nearly half of pregnant women have taken up the offer of the whooping cough vaccine. But I’d urge all pregnant women between 28 and 38 weeks of pregnancy to get the vaccine to protect their babies.
‘Whooping cough is highly infectious and infants are particularly vulnerable. Thirteen infants have died as a result of whooping cough this year and there have been nearly 400 cases of the disease in children under three months old. It’s vital that babies are protected from the day they are born – that’s why we are encouraging all pregnant women to be vaccinated.’
Updated 20th December 2012
NHS Constitution Revised
The Department of Health published an updated version of the NHS Constitution on 8 March 2012. You can view and download a copy by visiting the Department Of Health website.
UPDATED 14 March 2012 13.21hrs
At present the Patient Contact Centre at the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust is receiving a large volume of calls, whilst at the same time dealing with a new system which was installed recently. If you experience difficulties and delays in getting through on the telephone please could you, wherever possible, use alternative methods to contact the Trust to make your appointment.
Patients can either e.mail OUHAppointments@ouh.nhs.uk, or fill in a form online at http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/patient-guide/appointments/jr-ch-hgh/request.aspx (please note this does not apply to appointments at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre).
You are also advised to use 01865 743360 for urgent queries and cancellations while the problems are being resolved.
We would appreciate your support by using these different avenues of contact where possible but if you are still experiencing problems please contact the surgery and we will do our best to help you make your hospital appointment.
UPDATED 24 January 2012 14.44hrs
SMS text service
Have you signed up for our SMS Appointment Reminder service yet? We send a confirmation to your mobile phone after you make an appointment, and a reminder that your appointment is coming up 2 days before. If you recently got a new phone or have changed your mobile number, make sure you let us know your new contact details.
Not signed up yet? We have consent forms available at the surgery or to download - just complete one and drop it in the collection box on the reception desk; or you can call us AFTER 2.30pm please Mon-Fri on 01869 249333 and give us your details.
For more information, pick up a leaflet in surgery, or download it here.
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UPDATED 05 January 2012 11.11hrs
If you become unwell or are injured
A range of NHS services exist to help you get well. Choosing the right one will ensure you receive the best possible treatment.