Practice News

15th Sep

Dont forget we have become a Park Run Practice

Our inaugural run/walk is this Saturday 7 August 2021 at 9am at Horspath Sports Ground, then every Saturday thereafter (as long as landowner permissions remain.)
 
No previous experience necessary. Fully marshalled course including a tailwalker every week - he/she is a mandatory fixture at all parkrun events and ensures that no participant comes last.
 
Run (or walk), not race. Parking, toilets, defib & lovely volunteers.
 
All ages and abilities welcome, kids and up to one dog per walker/runner.
 
Please follow the link to register (only ever required once to access all parkrun events) and bring a printed barcode.
 
Hope to see some of you at some point but no pressure or obligation to attend.
 

 

15th Jul

Campaign to hand back unused health and social equipment

Oxford Health is working with Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford University Hospitals and supplier NRS Healthcare through the ‘Hand it Back’ campaign to encourage people to return equipment they no longer need.

The ongoing campaign aims to ensure that more people to benefit from the returned items when they are no longer needed.

The pieces of unused equipment being sought are:

  • chairs, beds, bed rails and mattresses
  • wheeled commodes
  • any electrical items
  • any type of walking frames
  • toilet frames
  • pendant alarm equipment/sensors (telecare)
  • slings

All pieces of equipment for return should have a barcoded NRS or Millbrook sticker on them.

Larger items of equipment can be collected from individuals’ houses by calling NRS Healthcare on 01869 225420 or by sending their details to enquiries@oxfordshire.nrs-uk.net

Smaller equipment such as crutches, bathing equipment, raised toilet seats, slings can be returned at one of the collection points listed below between 10am and 2pm – no appointment is necessary:

  • Abingdon Community Support Service (CSS)
  • Audlett Drive, Abingdon OX14 3GD
  • Banbury CSS – Neithrop Avenue, Banbury, OX16 2NT
  • Bicester CSS – Launton Road, Bicester, OX26 6DJ
  • Graham Hill House – Electric Ave, Ferry Hinksey Rd, Oxford, OX2 0BY (10am to 3pm)
  • Oxford CSS – Awgar Stone Road, Horspath Driftway, OX3 7JQ
  • Wallingford CSS – 51 High Street, Wallingford, OX10 0DB
  • Wantage CSS – Charlton Village Road, Wantage, OX1 7HG
  • Witney CSS – 6 Moorland Road, Witney, OX28 6LF

Help your local community by handing back any equipment that you no longer use.

Campaign to hand back unused health and social equipment (oxfordhealth.nhs.uk)

12th Jul

COVID Vaccination Walk-in clinics

The NHS in Oxfordshire will be holding walk-in clinics for people aged 18 and over to have their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. The dates are:
 
Walk-in clinic dates
 
Monday 12 July 2021
Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7SG
10am - 7:30pm
Aged 18 or over
 
Tuesday 13 July 2021
Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7SG
10am - 7:30pm
Aged 18 or over
 
Wednesday 14 July 2021
Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7SG
10am - 7:30pm
Aged 18 or over
 
Thursday 15 July 2021
Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7SG
10am - 7:30pm
Aged 18 or over
 
Friday 16 July 2021
Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7SG
10am - 7:30pm
Aged 18 or over
 
No appointment is necessary, and no proof of identity is required (although helpful) to allow people aged 18 or over to ‘grab a jab.' If you attend a walk-in clinic for your first dose, your vaccination record will be updated online and you will then be able to book your second dose appointment using the national booking system.
 
Other ways to get our COVID-19 vaccination: You can also book a first and second dose of the vaccine at local vaccination sites across Oxfordshire, at pharmacies or the Kassam stadium. Go online to national booking service or call 119 to make an appointment. Appointments are being continuously updated to allow plenty of local choice and times of appointments, so please check regularly.
12th Jul

COVID Vaccination Walk-in clinics

The NHS in Oxfordshire will be holding walk-in clinics for people aged 18 and over to have their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. The dates are:
 
Walk-in clinic dates
 
Monday 12 July 2021
Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7SG
10am - 7:30pm
Aged 18 or over
 
Tuesday 13 July 2021
Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7SG
10am - 7:30pm
Aged 18 or over
 
Wednesday 14 July 2021
Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7SG
10am - 7:30pm
Aged 18 or over
 
Thursday 15 July 2021
Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7SG
10am - 7:30pm
Aged 18 or over
 
Friday 16 July 2021
Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7SG
10am - 7:30pm
Aged 18 or over
 
No appointment is necessary, and no proof of identity is required (although helpful) to allow people aged 18 or over to ‘grab a jab.' If you attend a walk-in clinic for your first dose, your vaccination record will be updated online and you will then be able to book your second dose appointment using the national booking system.
 
Other ways to get our COVID-19 vaccination: You can also book a first and second dose of the vaccine at local vaccination sites across Oxfordshire, at pharmacies or the Kassam stadium. Go online to national booking service or call 119 to make an appointment. Appointments are being continuously updated to allow plenty of local choice and times of appointments, so please check regularly.
5th Jul

Move Together - Tuesday 6th July

Invitation to Move Together webinar

Move Together is funded by the COVID Contain Outbreak Management Fund through the County Council, to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and support local public health. Many of our communities’ physical and / or mental health and wellbeing has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and they need support now through this recovery period.

Move Together is a new county-wide pathway into physical activity. It will support people who have been shielding as a result of COVID-19, as well as people with long term health conditions but will help to reduce isolation and loneliness too. It is a supportive pathway, personalised to each individual based on their specific needs, provided by physical activity specialists.

Eventbrite.

Move Together - working together to support our vulnerable communities Tickets, Tue 6 Jul 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

2nd Jul

NHS's Birthday!

NHS birthday 2021, Monday 5 July 2021
 
As the NHS turns 73, we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out. Here are the main activities that we are organising nationally:
 
Saturday 3 July
 
• Memorial service: the NHS will hold a special memorial service to remember NHS colleagues who have sadly died during the pandemic. https://www.england.nhs.uk/.../get.../memorial-service/
 
• Light up blue: landmark buildings in towns and cities across the country are helping the NHS celebrate as it turns 73 this year by ‘lighting up blue’. https://www.england.nhs.uk/.../get-involved/light-it-blue/
 
Sunday 4 July
 
• Thank You Day: the Together Coalition will lead a national day of thanks and recognition to celebrate the incredible work of our NHS staff. https://www.england.nhs.uk/.../get-involved/thank-you-day/
 
Monday 5 July
 
• St Paul’s service: NHS staff who were on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19 will be at the heart of a special service of commemoration and thanksgiving to be held at St Paul’s Cathedral. https://www.england.nhs.uk/.../national-service-of.../
 
• Big Tea: from 3pm, join NHS Charities Together and take a tea break like no other. https://www.england.nhs.uk/.../get-involved/the-nhs-big-tea/
30th Jun

Second doses of the #COVID19

 
Vaccinations are being brought forward for people aged 40 and over.
 
You can now get the second jab eight weeks after your first .
 
Rebook your appointment: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
30th Jun

Thank You Day - Sunday 4th July

We all have someone to say thank you to this year. Let’s get together and make Sunday 4th July the UK’s biggest ever thank you party!

Are you in?

28th Jun

COVID VACCINE WALK-IN CLINIC - THIS SATURDAY 3RD JULY

We are again extended our walk in clinic: We are extending the walk-in clinic on Saturday 3rd July to 9am-1:30pm.

 

The Leys Health Centre

Greater Leys

Dunnock Way

OX4 7EX

17th Jun

Open Doors

We will be opening our Practice doors from Monday 21st June 2021.  Current restrictions are still in place and you MUST wear a face covering and respect 2 metre social distancing whilst in the building.  There is limited seating capacity inside, therefore please DO NOT arrive more then 5 minutes before your apppointment or you WILL be asked to wait outside. 

 

Pleae DO NOT enter the Heath Centre if you have ANY cold symtoms.  Return home and call 119 to book a COVID test.

17th Jun

Opt Out

https://medconfidential.org/how-to-opt-out/

 

"Type 1" Opt-Outs

 

Patients may have heard about the deadline for recording a "Type 1" data opt out with their GP surgery. This deadline is 23rd June 2021.

To find out more, including how to record a Type 1 Opt-Out, please visit:

 

https://medconfidential.org/how-to-opt-out/

This website has further information about the Opt-Out, plus a downloadable form to complete and return to the surgery. If you cannot download or print a form at home, you can telephone NHS Digital on 0300 303 5678 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or email enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk at any time.

Information for patients from NHS Digital

 

Data Sharing for Patients - the General Practice Data for Planning and Research Service

General Practice Transparency Notice for sharing Data for Planning and Research (Replacement for GPES)

NHS Digital collected patient data from general practices using a service called the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES), which has operated for over 10 years and now needs to be replaced.

Patient data collected from general practice is needed to support a wide variety of research and analysis to help run and improve health and care services. Whilst the data collected in other care settings such as hospitals is valuable in understanding and improving specific services, it is the patient data in general practice that helps us to understand whether the health and care system as a whole is working for patients.

In addition to replacing what GPES already does, the General Practice Data for Planning and Research service will also help to support the planning and commissioning of health and care services, the development of health and care policy, public health monitoring and interventions (including coronavirus (COVID-19) and enable many different areas of research.

For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research.

Provision of certificates or evidence of your COVID vaccination status

Patients who require a certificates of COVID vaccination status can use the NHS App or call the NHS Helpline. Details of both services are below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad

Proof of your vaccination status is available in the NHS App, which is also valuable for accessing your health record and ordering repeat prescriptions, and in some of the other apps that provide you with Patient online services. 

The NHS App can be downloaded from:

iPhone/iOS https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline

If you have not used it before, there is a self-registration process within the app to create an "NHS login" as per https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-log-in/

If you already have access/login details for patient online services, for example "Patient Access", you may use this.

Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine.  The letter may to take another 5 days to reach you, or longer if postal services are affected. Please take account of this when making your plans.

17th Jun

COVID-19 News

Advice in your region

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Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Symptoms

Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you or your child has them.

Testing

Get a test to check if you have COVID-19, find out what testing involves and understand your test result.

Self-isolation and treating symptoms

Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.

People at high risk

Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.

Long-term effects (long COVID)

Find out about the long-term effects coronavirus can sometimes have and what help is available.

Social distancing and changes to everyday life

Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.

Take part in research

Find out about health research studies and how you may be able to take part.

Download the NHS COVID-19 app

26th Apr

COVID VACCINATION UPDATE: 

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 unless you are in of these groups.  You can check your eligibility here If you are in the priority groups 10 - 12 (patients 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 45 – 49 can book their first dose on the system, together with people in groups 1 – 9.

19th Apr

COVID-19 News

INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Covid Vaccinations 

We are very excited to be running covid vaccination clinics at present and have successfully vaccinated nearly 4000 of our most vulnerable patients to date. We are working within the SEOxHA primary care network with Temple Cowley Health Centre, The Leys Health Centre, Donnington Health Centre and Hollow Way Medical Centre to provide vaccinations at The Leys Health Centre. This week some patients may start receiving invitations also from the Kassam Stadium where a mass vaccination centre is being run. 

In preparation for receiving the vaccination or if you would like to read more about the vaccines available please click on the following link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

Over 75s 

We are pleased to have offered and vaccinated most of our patients over 75. If you are over 75 and haven't yet been contacted please do email us on contact.tcmg@nhs.net or phone us so that we can arrange an appointment with you in our next available clinic. 

Over 70s and patients who are extremely clinically vulnerable (shielding)

We are currently inviting patients who are over 70 or clinically extremely vulnerable into the vaccination clinic. Please wait for an invite text or phone call to book an appointment. 

Patients under 70 and those not in extremely clinically vulnerable group

We are working under national guidance in delivering the vaccine. The JCVI have developed guidance for how we deliver the vaccine to those most vulnerable to coronavirus (you can read here for further information regarding who is in the different priority groups). If you are not over 70 or Extremely Clinically Vulnerable please wait to be contacted.

2nd dose of vaccination

As per government guidelines - by the JCVI and MHRA - we expect to be offering 2nd doses of vaccine approximately 12 weeks after the date of your first vaccination. You will be contacted closer to the time. The second dose of vaccine should be given at the site that you got your first. Those patients who received their first dose of vaccine at The Leys Health Centre should have their second dose at The Leys Health Centre. Those of you who are invited into the Kassam Stadium for the vaccine should have first and second dose there. If you receive an invitation to the Kassam Stadium but have already had your first dose of vaccine at the Leys Health Centre, please do not take the invite up - and allow the space to be given to someone who has not yet had the vaccine. 

 

We are commited to keeping our most vulnerable patients and staff as safe as possible, therefore we have suspended all routine face-to-face GP appointment bookings. If you have not spoken to a doctor please do not attend the surgery.

If you are asked to attend the surgery you MUST wear a mask or other face covering. Please note we are unable to provide these for you.

In line with the latest advice, if you have a high temperature, new, continuous cough or a loss of taste or smell you should self-isolate for a period of 10 days. There is no need to contact either the surgery or NHS111.

For the latest information regarding COVID-19 please visit NHS111Online

19th Apr

COVID Vaccination programme update:

Temple Cowley: covid vacciantion stats as of 22 March 2021

 

Cohort

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

TOTALS

Cohort Size

89

366

266

612

305

792

222

298

360

3310

2 Doses

63

163

2

16

8

23

4

8

13

300

1 Dose

22

186

248

519

260

568

174

154

185

2316

No Doses

4

17

16

77

37

201

44

136

162

694

Declined

3

15

8

31

2

12

2

4

5

82

                   

 

%  Fully Vaccinated

70.8%

44.5%

0.8%

2.6%

2.6%

2.9%

1.8%

2.7%

3.6%

9.1%

% Partially Vaccinated

24.7%

50.8%

93.2%

84.8%

85.2%

71.7%

78.4%

51.7%

51.4%

70.0%

% Declined

3.4%

4.1%

3.0%

5.1%

0.7%

1.5%

0.9%

1.3%

1.4%

2.5%

No response

1.1%

0.5%

3.0%

7.5%

11.5%

23.9%

18.9%

44.3%

43.6%

18.5%

10th Mar

Book or manage your coronavirus vaccination Use this service to book a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or manage your appointments - or call us at the surgery.