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Appointments system ( from Monday the 12th of October)

*GP Appointments: To improve availability for GP appointments the surgery is running a "book on the day" system where patients can be booked with any of the available doctors on the day. Most of the GP appointments are now being carried out over the phone, video or on line consultations. After the doctor's assessment and when clinically appropriate the patient will be seen in person.

*Other clinicians: Physician Associates, Paramedic, Advanced Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Midwifes, Social Prescriber and Health Care Assistants' appointments can be booked in advance. Some of them will continue to be over the phone consultations in first instance.

Nurses and Healthcare Assistans' treatment will be carried out in person following the Covid-19 safety procedures already in place.

If you would like to make an appointment on the day, please phone the surgery between 08:00 and 14:00. Tel: 01865248719 / 01865 730911.


 Flu Season

You can now book your appointment for this year's flu jab. If you are entitled to a free jab,  please, phone the surgery after 11:00 a.m. to book your slot.

Flu clinics will be delivered on Saturdays at Botley Medical Centre and the Kennington Village Hall.

( starting the 19th of September)

You can also request your vaccination 'ad hoc' if you need to attend the surgery at a clinician's request. Other clinics to be delivered during the week by nurses and Hcas.

*Children: news to follow shortly.

#Don't take the risk this season#

NEWS !!

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.

BMC


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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

 

Our Patient Participation Group (PPG)

We are sure most of our patients are aware of the huge changes within the NHS currently involving GP practices managing new ways to provide funding and commissioning services.

Patients need to have a voice to say how this money should be spent to provide the best services for our practice community. The overall aim of our group [PPG] is to develop a positive and constructive relationship between patients, the Practice and the community it serves, ensuring the practice remains accountable and responsive to all its patients’ needs.

Who we are

We are the Patient Participation Group (PPG) of Botley Medical Centre and the branch surgery at Kennington Health Centre. We are registered patients of the practice who have volunteered in response to requests to establish a PPG within the practice.

What we are here to do, our aims and objectives:

-To promote the benefit and well-being of the patients of the practice without distinction of age, gender, race, and other equality characteristics

-To support and facilitate positive and effective two-way communication between the practice and its patients

-To offer constructive criticism as appropriate

-To represent the patient voice in the development and implementation of practice policy

-To encourage and support the practice in involving patients in their own care

-To support and encourage the practice in its dealings with other bodies

How we work

A chair and secretary of the PPG are elected annually at an AGM

We meet approximately two-monthly, a minimum of four times a year, and at other times as necessary

Members of the practice, including partners, attend PPG meetings on a regular basis

The PPG membership seeks to reflect the patients’ profile of the practice (e.g. age, gender, race, and other equality characteristics) as well as seeking representation from different components of the patient population such as carers, patients with long-term illnesses or disabilities (whether physical or mental), and parents with young children

The PPG membership is committed to confidentiality, including individual patient experience information

We seek to establish the views of patients towards the Practice in whatever way may be feasible or practical, such as an annual survey or the Friends and Families Test

We seek to involve ourselves in the work of the Practice in whatever ways may be helpful to the Practice and its patients

We review these Terms of Reference regularly to monitor our effectiveness in fulfilling them.

We welcome new members to join us!

MEETINGS :

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