Practice News

18th Jul

COVID-19 vaccination programme for autumn 2022

Over the last 2 years, through a combination of vaccine-induced immunity and immunity generated following natural infection (natural immunity), large proportions of the UK population have developed at least partial immunity against COVID-19. As the UK transitions from a period of pandemic emergency response to pandemic recovery, the focus will increasingly be on protecting those in society who continue to be more at risk of severe COVID-19. To achieve this, a planned and targeted vaccination programme is considered more appropriate than a reactive vaccination strategy.

For the 2022 autumn booster programme, the primary objective is to augment immunity in those at higher risk from COVID-19 and thereby optimise protection against severe COVID-19, specifically hospitalisation and death, over winter 2022 to 2023.

Accordingly, JCVI advises that for the 2022 autumn booster programme, the following groups should be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine:

  • residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • all adults aged 50 years and over
  • persons aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group, as set out in the Green Book, chapter 14a, tables 3 and 4
  • persons aged 5 to 49 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
  • persons aged 16 to 49 years who are carers, as set out in the Green Book, chapter 14a, table 3

In order to optimise protection over the winter months, the autumn programme should aim to complete vaccinations by the start of December 2022. Operational flexibility will apply in relation to vaccine supply, promotion of vaccine uptake and prioritisation for vaccination according to underlying risk of severe COVID-19.

14th Jul

New opening hours

As of Monday 27th June 2022, the Practice will be 'closing' daily between 1pm- 2pm.
Please DO NOT attend the surgery during this time.
If you need URGENT medical assitance during this period please call 111 or 999.
For all other medical queries call us back after 2pm
14th Jul

Help us to help you by staying safe in the heat

Amber Extreme Heat Warning – information for practice websites


People in Oxford are urged to take care as hot temperatures continue across the UK. 

The main risks posed by hot weather are:

  • Dehydration from not drinking enough water
  • Overheating, which can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing or long-term health conditions
  • Heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

While the good weather maybe welcome to some, it can also come with significant health risks particularly for the elderly, the very young, and people with long term health conditions, like diabetes, COPD, or heart failure.

It is really important for people of all ages, to make sure that they stay well and safe by drinking lots more water than usual to stay well hydrated. It is also advisable to stay out of the direct sun between the hours of 11am and 3pm and avoiding any extreme exercise or exertion during these times.  If you do start to feel unwell or poorly, then contact NHS 111 in the first instance.

If you need medical help that is not life-threatening, contact NHS 111 who will give you advice and point you to the best service for your needs.

More information staying well in hot weather is available on the NHS website.


25th May

2nd & 3rd June 2022 Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Hours: Oxfordshire

Oxford Superdrug Pharmacy Templars Square, Cowley Centre, Oxford, OX4 3UZ 01865 779299                               08:30-17:30 02 June 2022


Oxford Lloydspharmacy (in Sainsbury) J Sainsbury Store, Heyford Hill, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 4XR 01865 777663    10:00-16:00 02 June 2022

                                                                                                                                                                      10:00-16:00  03 June 2022


Oxford Boots the Chemists 151 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UT 01865 243633                                                      10:00-16:00 02 June 2022

                                                                                                                                                                       10:00-16:00 03 June 2022                  

Oxford Boots the Chemists 6-8 Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3HL 01865 247461                                               09:00-18:0002 June 2022

                                                                                                                                                                       09:00-18:00 03 June 2022


Kidlington Lloydspharmacy (in Sainsbury) J Sainsbury Store, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 2PE 01865 371554          10:00-16:00 02 June 2022

                                                                                                                                                                       10:00-16:00 03 June 2022

2nd Mar


The NHS is encouraging people registered with a GP practice in England to check that their vaccination records are up to date. If a member of the public had their vaccinations in England but there is an error on their record, or they have an incomplete record, they should call 119 and ask to be referred to the VDRS.
Over 16s who have had one or more COVID-19 vaccinations abroad that are approved by the World Health Organisation can book an appointment at a vaccination site to show evidence of their vaccinations and request an update to their record. Anyone intending to use their NHS COVID Pass to travel should check their pass status before booking and call 119 if their record isn’t showing correctly. Queries relating to incorrect personal information on a patient record will still need to be resolved by their GP practice.
14th Dec 2021

Booster Clinic




8th Dec 2021

Missing or incorrect COVID-19 vaccination data on your NHS app or on your GP record,

If you believe you have missing or incorrect COVID-19 vaccination data on your NHS app or on your GP record, please call 119 and ask the agent to make a referral to the Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS).
The service has been set up to resolve missing or incorrect vaccination records for people vaccinated in England who have a current NHS number and are registered with a GP practice in England. The VDRS team will call you back within five working days to discuss your records. However, please note 119 and VDRS call agents do not provide clinical advice and cannot help at this time with queries related to vaccinations received overseas.
If your query relates to personal information which is incorrect on the patient record (e.g. name, address), please email/call the practice and will be happy to help
8th Dec 2021

Booster update:

Urgent work is ongoing to fully understand how the Omicron variant may change the behaviour of the virus with regards to vaccines and transmissibility. We will update you whenwe have more information.
Vaccines continue to remain the best line of defence. The Government has good reason to remain confident that our current vaccines will provide protection against the new variant butthe extent of this continues to be investigated.
All adults who have not yet received their first or second dose of the vaccine, or those who are eligible for their booster are encouraged to come forward to help protect themselves andothers. This can be done through the national booking service.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) now advises:
• All adults aged 18 to 39 years should be offered a booster dose, in order of descending age groups, to increase their levels of protection.
• Booster doses should be given no sooner than three months after the primary course.
• All severely immunosuppressed individuals should be offered their booster dose no sooner than three months after completing their primary course of 3 doses.
• Young people aged 12 to 15 years should receive a second dose of the PfizerBioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, no sooner than 12 weeks after their first dose.
The booster will be offered in order of descending age groups, with priority given to the vaccination of older adults and those in a COVID-19 at-risk group. This will accelerate the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines and raise levels of protection across the population.
The NHS is working on the plans to offer the booster to the new groups above. But please note that this is not available yet. We will update you as the service develops but please remember the NHS will contact you when it is your turn.
Please do not ring the GP practice.
8th Dec 2021

How to apply for official proof that, for medical reasons, you're unable to be vaccinated or unable to be vaccinated and tested for COVID-19.

1st Dec 2021

Support your GP surgery so it can be there to support you.

Sign to support your surgery (

We feel it is important that we are upfront with our patients, so they understand the reality that we are all facing and the underlying reasons for this, and that, despite the easing of lockdown, the pressures experienced by general practice and the rest of the NHS are unlikely to ease soon.  We are here for you and always have been.

9th Nov 2021

An information warning regarding Patient Access:

Patient Access Emails
We have received reports from both Patient Access users and people who have never registered for the service, that they have received Covid passport emails purporting to be from Patient Access.
We would like to share the following guidance from Patient Access for your information, and for you to share with your patients where appropriate.
We advise users of Patient Access to check the name and email address of the sender, all emails from Patient Access will come via an email address that ends in We advise users never to click on any log in links that you receive via email but to visit the site via the address bar of your browser instead so that you know you are on the genuine Patient Access log in page. You can find more information and guidance on our information security page here:
We strongly advise users to set up their Memorable Word security feature, as well as using biometrics (fingerprint ID) if they use the app.
Email addresses used to register for Patient Access account are secure. We do not share any data and no data is ever saved or stored on any device you use to access Patient Access.
29th Sep 2021

Booster vaccinations information

“The NHS in Oxfordshire has started delivering COVID booster jabs to people in eligible groups. You will be contacted about your booster vaccination when six clear months have passed since your second COVID vaccination"


Patients groups eligible for the booster include:

• people living in residential care homes for older adults

• all adults aged 50 years or over

• frontline health and social care workers

• all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, and adult carers

• adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals


You may be offered the vaccine at your local GP-led vaccination site in the same way you had your previous vaccine, and/or be contacted by the NHS to go through the national COVID-19 vaccination booking service. You don’t need to get in touch with us about your booster jab. You will be contacted by the NHS when it’s your turn.

Your booster will be a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the booster programme, regardless of which vaccine you received before. This follows data which indicates the Pfizer vaccine is well tolerated as a third dose and provides a strong booster response. Meanwhile, Oxfordshire primary care teams will vaccinate care home staff and residents. Frontline health and social care staff will be directed to book their appointments through their employers if they work at Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT or Oxford Health NHS FT. Other staff will need to go through the national booking service

For information about vaccinations for children aged 12 -15 please go to Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group website or Oxford Health NHS FT website

15th Sep 2021

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 2021

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

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 (

12th Jul 2021

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 2021

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.


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

2nd Jul 2021

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.
• 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’.
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.
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.
• Big Tea: from 3pm, join NHS Charities Together and take a tea break like no other.
30th Jun 2021

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?

17th Jun 2021

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:

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 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.

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:



If you have not used it before, there is a self-registration process within the app to create an "NHS login" as per

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 2021

COVID-19 News

Advice in your region

England | Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland | Ireland

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

Get tested for COVID-19

Vaccination status for travelling abroad


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


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 2021


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 2021

COVID-19 News


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:

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 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 2021

COVID Vaccination programme update:

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10th Mar 2021

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.