Welcome to the Charlbury Medical Centre
We aim to provide patients with outstanding medical care and to equip patients with skills to better look after themselves optimising health through expert, friendly and personal service.
Please see under the News Tab above for further up to date information about the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
Local COVID Vaccination Programme
More than half the adult population in the UK have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine - part of the biggest vaccination programme the country has ever launched and Charlbury Surgery is proud to be playing our small part. We are very thankful for the huge amount of help and support we have received from our community towards the vaccination programme which is still continuing a pace.
The UK government succeeded in offering a first vaccine dose to people in nine priority groups by 15th April 2021.
Those aged 70 and over, care home residents, healthcare workers and people required to shield - were offered their first jab by mid-February. These groups account for 88% of deaths so far.
Charlbury Surgery has completed offering COVID-19 vaccines to all those in priority groups and has now started round two immunisations beginning as previously with our eldest patients. The first clinic was at Carterton over Easter Weekend on Saturday 3rd April. The GP led vaccination sites are either at Charlbury Football Club for the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine or Carterton Health Centre for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
We have been motivated and cheered by our patients support and kind words, however it is clear that our community is expecting us to get back to normal as they themselves look forward to this. Life has not been normal for us nor will it be for many moths to come as we continue round one immunisations and begin round two immunisations whilst offering as much general practice as we can. There is only the team we have, there are no extra nurses, doctors, receptionists or admin staff. Staff are tired, some exhausted, many have not been able to have a break for months and have been working many extra shifts since the start of the pandemic. Going forwards we need your support more now than ever.
Over the coming weeks we will continue to offer numerous vaccine clinics (please see news page for details), we ask that you please be patient and wait for your invitation and not call the surgery to enquire about it.
Appointments at Charlbury Medical Centre will obviously be limited on days that we are running vaccine clinics. We request that you continue to bear with us. We know these are difficult times for everyone.
Please do not come into the surgery unless you have a pre-booked appointment with a doctor or nurse. All appointments are offered as telephone consultations, unless a face to face appointment is deemed clinically indicated by your doctor. This is following current guidelines.
If you need a consultation please contact the surgery by telephone. If you've been asked to come in by the doctor or nurse, ring the bell and wait for assistance.
We thank all of our patients that are so very kindly helping us through these challenging times and for all your messages of support and for all your patience at this time.
For Medication Collection:
Only urgent medication will be available the same day.
Repeat medication will be available for collection 4 days after receipt of prescription (excluding weekends).
When paying for your prescription please use card payment whenever possible.
The dispensary will be open for medication collection during the following times only:
Mornings - 10am - 11am
Afternoons - 4pm - 6pm
Please put all repeat prescriptions and urine samples into the white box on the wall outside the surgery.
Any patients who visits the practice must wear a face mask to enter the building. If possible please wear your own face mask. We have a limited number of face masks that can be provided for a small donation.
Charlbury Medical Centre was purpose-built in 1996 on the Spendlove Centre site facing the Enstone Road.
We are a two partner (Mr Wesley Rouse and Dr Pippa Brookes-White) rural practice with 4 salaried GP's serving around 5,500 patients living in Charlbury and several surrounding villages in West Oxfordshire. The geographical boundary of our practice area is shown on a map in the surgery entrance foyer.
We aspire to provide our patients with outstanding service in all aspects of care, in a friendly atmosphere fully supported by our excellent nursing and clerical team. We also aspire to become a teaching practice for doctors in training from the University of Oxford but unfortunately we are unable to have medical students with us just yet due to the pandemic.
The surgery has full disabled access.
Charlbury Medical Centre uses Witney Neighbourhood Hub for some of our patients who need to see a GP or Nurse on the same day they call. The Hub is located on the ground floor at Windrush Medical Centre and offers 15 minute slots. If you need to see someone urgently, the reception staff will ask you for some information so that they can offer you the appointment that best meets your needs.
(Site updated 09/05/2021)