Practice News

14th Apr 2023



Hundreds of thousands of women experiencing menopause symptoms to get cheaper HRT

Around 400,000 women across England will get better access to menopause support - saving hundreds of pounds and making treatment more accessible.

14th Apr 2023

NHS Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription Prepayment Certificate (HRT PPC)

1st Feb 2023

The Practice will be 'closed' daily between 1pm- 2pm.


The Practice will be 'closed' daily between 1pm- 2pm.

Please DO NOT attend the surgery during this time.

If you need URGENT medical assistance during this period please call 111 or 999.

For all other medical queries call us back after 2pm

20th Jan 2023

Adult Blood Test / Phlebotomy Appointments (Age 18 and over)

Phlebotomy - Oxford Community Diagnostic Centre

Adult Blood Test Appointments (Age 18 and over)

If you need to book a blood test - we are able to offer another service to our patients. Please ensure you've spoken to a GP/Nurse and obtained and ICE form before booking your appointment. Phlebotomy - Oxford Community Diagnostic Centre


This service is for patients registered within Oxfordshire or receiving care within OUH. Please ensure you have a doctor’s order for your blood test. If the blood order is from your GP, please bring the A4 blood request form containing labels (ICE form).

Please book your blood test at least one week before your hospital appointment.

Call 01865 222652 if: 

  • Your blood test is needed in the next 3 days and there are no slots available
  • You need to cancel or reschedule your blood test

The Oxford Community Diagnostic Centre is located inside the Perspectum Building, Gemini One, 5520 John Smith Drive, Oxford, OX4 2LL.

There is free parking adjacent to the building. There are 2 nearby bus stops, they are located on Garsington Road, and Barns Road. Please contact your local Bus Service provider for details on times and stops.

14th Jul 2022

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.


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.

15th Sep 2021

Dont forget we have become a Park Run Practice

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 (

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

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.