Other Clinics & Services
For details of the following clinics and services contact reception.
The doctors occasionally perform minor operations at the Medical Centre. Your doctor will explain what is involved and ask you to complete a consent form.
Maternity care is provided by your GP and community midwife. Antenatal courses are run by the midwife. Please ask her for details.
Most mothers from this area have their babies in the Women's Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital, but for some, Chipping Norton Hospital can be offered as an alternative. This can be discussed with your midwife.
Child Health Surveillance
Child health checks are carried out by your own doctor in surgery. Childhood immunisations are done by the practice nurses in the treatment room. Our practice nurses will be pleased to help with further information.
Minor Injuries Unit
This is the place to go with all minor injuries but it is moving to an appointment system.
The Minor Injuries Unit is situated in the Witney Community Hospital. It is open from 10.00am to 10.30pm each day, including at Christmas and on Bank Holidays. They also have x-ray facilities. They can be contacted on 01865 903841.
Early Visiting Service
The Early Visiting Service (EVS) is made up of a team of emergency care clinicians who are working closely with GP practices to provide home visits to the elderly and housebound. If you request a Home Visit, the GP may send a member of the Early Visiting Service to see you; they will assess you and will give you advice, and if necessary they will call the GP for further input.
Neighbourhood Access Hub
Neighbourhood Access Hubs provide same-day (or in some areas weekend) urgent appointments for patients as an alternative to an appointment at their own GP surgery. This service helps GP practices meet the increasing demand for urgent appointments and enables GPs more time for planned care.
A Neighbourhood Access Hub is not a ‘Walk-in Centre’ – you must be referred by your own GP practice for an appointment.
Surgery patients now have even better access to a doctor at the weekends and in the evenings. The Neighbourhood Access Hubs have extended their opening hours so that yet more patients can benefit.
The aim of the service remains the same. Patients needing a pre-bookable GP appointment at their own practice, may be offered an appointment at a nearby practice, with a local GP or nurse who has access to their medical records.
What does this mean to you?
- No change in the booking process for appointments.
- You may be offered an appointment during normal or extended hours at a Hub location.
In West Oxfordshire, Hub sessions are held in Witney's Health Centre (Ground Floor). Appointments can be booked through your usual GP practice.
Hub appointments at Windrush Health Centre (Ground Floor) are available at various times, between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm, Monday to Friday, and on Saturday mornings.
Pre-bookable appointments may be available at other local West Oxfordshire GP practices between 6.30pm and 8.00pm.
Your usual GP practice can provide up-to-date information on appointment times and locations of Hubs.
Making more time available at the Surgery means that we will be able to put more focus into preventative care, offering longer appointments which are better able to meet the needs of patients with complex and multiple medical conditions. This is important as more and more work is transferred to general practice from hospital specialists.
Find out more about the Neighbourhood Access Hubs here: https://www.principal-medical.co.uk/pml-services/
Free NHS Assessment for Minor Eye Conditions at a Local Optician
If you have a problem with your eyes such as:
- Red eye or red eyelids
- Dry eye, gritty and uncomfortable eyes
- Irritation and inflammation of the eye
- Significant recent sticky discharge from eye or watery eye
- Recently occurring flashes and floaters
- Painful eye
- Ingrowing eyelashes
- Recent and sudden loss of vision
- Foreign body in the eye
Then this service can assess and treat you.
The service is funded by the NHS and is available from local opticians throughout Oxfordshire.
Appointments are normally available within 5 working days.
You can self- refer to Talking Space; see below:-
TalkingSpace Plus is easy to access
You can self refer in the following ways:
Telephone: 01865 901222
You will speak to an Administrator who will take your referral and book a telephone appointment with one of our Practitioners.
Via our website: Please complete our online self-referral form by clicking on this Link
In writing: TalkingSpace Plus, Oxbridge Court, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES
Please write with your contact information, including: name, address, DoB, NHS Number and contact number(s).
What Happens Next?
If you have referred via our web site or in writing, an Administrator will contact you, usually within 2 working days, to arrange a telephone appointment.
The telephone appointment with one of our Practitioners: it is an opportunity to talk about your current situation and how this affects you. They will explain the different types of therapy and wellbeing activities we offer, and together you will decide how TalkingSpace Plus can best help you.
For more information about our service you can contact us by:
Telephone: 01865 901222
For general enquiries email: email@example.com
Web Site: www.talkingspaceplus.org.uk
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Witney Community Hospital
This is used for convalescence, respite care and rehabilitation. There is also a day hospital unit with access to physiotherapy and occupational health.