The services in Botley Medical Centre's branch surgery in Kennington to be reinstated in October.

The surgery will undergo a deep clean according to all COVID safety procedures before staff are allowed back in to work and patients allowed in for face to face assessment when needed.

The exact date of the re-opening of our branch will be shortly announced to the patients and general public.

Botley Medical Centre would like to thank all the patients and all the staff for their support and co-operation during theses difficult times.


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Patient Care during Coronavirus 

As part of the NHS’s efforts to protect you and healthcare workers at this difficult time, Oxfordshire GP practices have changed the way they work in your area.

Kennington Health Centre premises are now a COVID-19 clinic, supporting patients with suspected or confirmed Coronavirus ONLY. Please be assured we are taking every precaution to protect the wider public and staff from the risk of infection. PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE CLINIC IN PERSON unless you are advised to do so by NHS 111 or a clinician, where appropriate measures will be taken to protect both you and the staff.

If you need advice for any COVID symptoms, please continue to contact 111 online or on the telephone if you don’t have internet access. For any other health condition or symptom you should contact your practice as usual, unless it is outside of normal working hours, then please contact 111, which will direct you to the appropriate out of hours services. If you need to be seen face-to-face by a doctor or nurse, safe arrangements for this appointment will be made at another location.

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.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

OCCG- Botley Medical Centre



To Botley Medical Centre

By Bus

Bus numbers are displayed at the bus stops also the direction the bus is going

NO 35 to Oxford get off in the centre of town nearest to St Frideswide Square then walk to Frideswide Square or Castle Street and take the number 4, 4A,4B,S1,S9 to Elms Parade Botley when you get off the bus cross the road and Elms Road where the Medical Centre is located is a short walk to the top of the road.

To return to Kennington take any bus (4, 4A,4B, S1, S9) going into Oxford and walk back to St. Aldates where the 35 stops.

By Car

Take the bypass toward Botley (north) it is easier to take the slip road off at Harcout Hill (about two miles along the bypass from Kennington) and go down toward Botley i.e. right off the slip road. When you reach the Botley shopping centre go to the traffic lights at the Botley Road making sure you stay in the inside lane.  Take the turning left and almost immediately get over to the middle of the road for the right turn into Elms Road where the Practice is located, at the top of the road.

By Bicycle

Follow the road then cycle track towards the north on the bypass and then follow instructions as for the car.

To our branch surgery at Kennington

By Bus

Take the bus into Oxford (4,4A,S1,S9,4B) and walk to St Aldates where the 35 stops.

The branch surgery is located in the middle of the main road through Kennington. If you are unsure ask the driver, it is opposite the Pub called The Tandem on your left and very near the Co-op on your right.

To return take the 35 bus into Oxford ask for the stop nearest to St Frideswide Square or Castle Street. Take the bus back to Botley (4, 4A,4B,S1,S9)

By Car

Drive down the bypass and come off at the junction for Kennington, Egrove Park; it is only one junction from Botley and should take about 10/15 minutes depending on the time of day. You will need to allow more time at 'rush hour', 5/6 pm and probable on Fridays.

Once in Kennington drive through the village and look for The Co-op. The branch surgery is just after this on your right and there is a car park. The Tandem pub is opposite.

By bicycle

There is a cycle track along the bypass; follow this and then directions as for the car.

Oxford Bus Company: 01865 785400

Botley Medical Centre 01865 248719


Kennington Health Centre 0845 519 8661


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