COVID CLINIC UPDATE: 22-02-2021
NEXT Covid Vaccination clinics FOR PATIENTS IN GROUP 6 and for the 1st vaccination doses will be run at the designated site : Kennington Health Centre on Thursday 25th, Friday 26th and Saturday the 27th of February. Please, do NOT contact the practice to make an appointment. All our patients are contacted by the practice individually.
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COVID 19- VACCINE : PATIENTS IN GROUP 5 ( AGE 65-69 )
Patients aged over 65 are now being invited for a COVID-19 vaccination. If you are aged 65-69 yrs old, you may receive a letter from the NHS regarding your booking for the Covid -19 Vaccine. This age group is to be booked at the Oxford Vaccination Centre held at the Kassam Stadium and not at the GP practice. Please, do NOT contact the practice for your appointment regarding the Covid jab.
You can book for your vaccination at the Kassam Stadium on this link www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
Covid Vaccination Clinics Update ( 16-02-2021)
Our NEXT Covid Vaccination clinics for 1st vaccination doses will be run at the designated site : Kennington Health Centre on Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th of February. Please, do NOT contact the practice to make an appointment. All our patients are contacted by the practice individually.
Housebound patients : All our Housebound patients are vaccinated at home by our clinical staff. Due to the vaccine mobility protocol, we are grouping the patients by address. We will be running another Housebound vaccination clinic this Thursday the 18th of February. Please, be aware that you will be contacted by the practice before the visit to confirm the date.
The practice is following the NHS national and regional guidelines for the Vaccination Programme. Information about 2nd doses will be shared with our patients as soon as we are informed by the NHS.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding
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Invitations for COVID-19 vaccinations
Across the country COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered to everyone over the age of 70 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. So far, most patients vaccinated from this practice have received their vaccination at Kennington Health Centre vaccination site.
To speed up vaccinations being given, mass vaccination sites and some pharmacies are also offering the jab; these are being managed nationally. You do not need to wait for a letter from the NHS.
If you are aged over 70 or are clinically extremely vulnerable, you can book an appointment by visiting this website: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by phoning 119. You will need your NHS number and date of birth which will be used to confirm you are eligible for the vaccination now.
You can find your NHS number on any correspondence for hospital appointments.
Those that are considered extremely clinically vulnerable are those patients that were told to shield during the height of the pandemic because their medical condition made them more vulnerable to infection. If you choose to book a vaccination at one of the vaccination centres that are open every day, you may get your vaccination sooner but you may need to travel further. If you prefer, you can wait to be contacted by us and have your vaccination at Kennington Health Centre
We are making really good progress but are not running vaccination clinics every day. We do expect all patients over 70 to have had their vaccination by mid February.
Whichever option you choose, it is important to be aware that you will need to have your second dose at the same place where you had your first dose and this cannot be changed.
*Botley Medical Centre*
COVID CLINIC UPDATE: 09-02-2021
First of all, a huge Thank You to the many patients who have taken the time to write to us or sent messages and emails to say how pleased they have been with our Covid Clinics. We are extremely grateful for this as it has been a lot of hard work, but of course a tremendously important process. All the Staff and indeed the PPG Volunteers we have taken on, have enjoyed the experience of doing the job and being so warmly thanked for doing so.
We really appreciate the feedback and will endeavour to maintain the standard that we have seemingly achieved.
Next Clinic: We have Clinics this week (13th Feb). We are already reaching our ‘Cohort Age Limit’ as determined by NHSE/Government, having vaccinated just about 100% of all we can currently do. This achievement is down to you, our patients, as much as us.
Again, Thank you, from the Partners, Staff and Volunteers involved in the Vaccination process.
We are pleased to announce that Botley Medical Centre will be delivering the Covid 19- Vaccinations during this coming weekend ( 9th of Jan. to 11th of Jan.). There is a clear process of patient groups who we must vaccinate in order at the moment.
Every patient will be contacted individually by our staff in the next coming days in order to book an appointment for their 1st dose of the vaccine. The Vaccination programme will be delivered at the Kennington Health Centre for all our registered population.
Please do NOT contact the surgery to seek advice if possible as all our patients will be contacted by the surgery.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
" ON LINE CONSULTATION SYSTEM"
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Branch Surgery: KENNINGTON HEALTH CENTRE
Monday 12th of October
The branch surgery at Kennington Health Centre to be resuming routine NHS services from the 12th of October.
We will continue running a "book on the day" appointment system for GP contact and in common with all the GP Practices in Oxfordshire and across the county, most of our GP appointments are now being carried out over the phone, video links or on line. Only, those people for whom a face-to-face appointments is clinically appropriate will be seen in person.
These new ways of working mean there is less risk of becoming infected or spreading Covid-19
The Saturday Flu clinics for the Kennington and its surrounding area's population will be still carried out at the Kennington Village Hall until the end of October.
#BotleyMedicalCentre#goodnews#Thank you all#
Children & School Advise - Covid 19
This Practice is running a "book on the day" appointment system. GP Appointments are released on a day to day basis. If you need to be contacted by the Doctor, please, phone the surgery on 01865 248719/01865 730911. The GP will call you back to perform a telephone or video consultation. If you need to be seen face to face, they will advise you on the system already in place for these visits.
For emergencies/urgent care there is a Doctor and a Paramedic on site that will contact you for assessment.
Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Physician Associate, Clinical Pharmacist, Social Prescriber's appointments,etc.. can be booked in advance.
# Be Covid-19 smart#
#Wear a mask#Keep social distancing#wash your hands#
PATIENTS ON "SHIELDING" LIST
If you do not have anyone who can support you during these Pandemic , NHS Volunteer Responders are there for you. They can help with picking up shopping, prescriptions, or any other essentials you need. They’re also on hand if you’d like a friendly chat or just want someone to talk to. Call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm) to arrange volunteer support. Further details about the programme, and the support available can be found by visiting online:
KENNINGTON HEALTH CENTRE "UPDATE"
From Monday the 30th of March, our branch surgery at Kennington will be one of the Coronavirus clinics in Oxford. This clinic will provide patient care during the Coronavirus crisis for people with suspected Covid-19 infection.
PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE GP SURGERY IN PERSON. If you need health advice for suspected coronavirus, contact NHS 111 online or by phone. You can also contact your GP practice ( main site: Botley Medical Centre) through the online consultation service or by telephone if you are concerned about coronavirus or any other health condition. You will be offered a telephone appointment with a doctor if necessary. The doctor will decide if you also need to be seen face to face.
For prescriptions and other admin queries, please notice the you can request them on line, by phone or through the On Line consultation link in our website.
The most important thing you can do to stay safe, protect your family and protect your NHS doctors and nurses is to follow public health advice to stay at home and keep your distance from other people whenever possible.
#Stay Home# NHS
Welcome to Botley Medical Centre
(Branch Surgery: Kennington Health Centre, Kennington Road, Oxford. OX1 5PY )
Botley Medical Centre serves the West Oxford area, from the railway station, through Botley to Farmoor (to the Toll Bridge at Eynsham), Cumnor, Appleton, Wootton Village and Boars Hill, Kennington, Radley and the surrounding areas . We also provide medical services to Oxford Brookes University Harcourt Hill campus.
We are a practice of General Practitioners, contracted to provide services in conjunction with NHS Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Our team includes a practice manager, Advanced Nurse Prescriber, Clinical Pharmacists, practice nurses, District Nurses, Health Visitors, a Midwife, a Counsellor, Health Care Assistants and patient services staff.
We aim to provide and improve the best care for our patients. We want to attain the highest standard of clinical practice and to maintain a support working environment for our staff.
We have recently formed a Primary Care Network called White Horse and Botley Primary Care Network, we are working together with White Horse Medical Centre in Faringdon to improve the access to care for our patients.
Did you know that you can now have access to your medical records? Please, go to further information, Downloads, where you can find the form to request so.
(Site updated 22/02/2021)