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UPDATE: 09.06.2021  : LIST CLOSED

Our patients list is temporarily closed. We are not accepting new patients at the moment. If you would like to register with a GP, please find a different GP surgery close to the area.

We apologise for any incovenience caused.

Botley Medical Centre


CQC report ( update  01.06.2021  16:00)

The CQC report on the Botley Medical Centre Partnership has now been published. You can read the full report here https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-544081039

01.06.2021 

Due to staff sickness, the practice will be closed today from 17:00. In case of emergency , please calll 111 for advise.
The  branch surgery Reception in Kennington will be closed from 16:00.
We apologise for any incovinience caused.

Botley Medical Centre

27/05/2020

Due to staff sickness, the practice will be closed today from 17:00. In case of emergency , please calll 111 for advise.
We apologise for any incovinience caused.
Tomorrow, 28th of May our branch surgery Reception in Kennington will be closed from 16:00.
Thank you for your understanding.
Botley Medical Centre 

20/05/2021 (11:00 a.am)

The practice Network has been fully reinstated.We apologised for any inconvenience caused by this external failure. 

Thank you for understanding.

BMC

20/05/2021 (08:00 a.m.)

Dear patients: The Network system is experiencing a failure at the moment. This is causing an important delay in appointments and phone calls, as the telephones calls go through the Network and not the standard telephone lines. The issue has been reported to the SCWCSU and IT services. We hope that it will be promptly restored.

Thank you for your understanding.

11/05/2021

Dr Clough will be finishing his engagement with the practice on 12th May. We wish him the best for the future. 

We  are currently in the process of recruiting new Salaried GPs to the practice and once in post, those doctors will take over the care of Dr Clough’s patients. In the interim, all the GP Partners will  share the care of  those patients. The change of usual doctor will be processed over the coming weeks and the patients will be informed of their new GP by letter.

In the meantime , if you need to see a doctor, please contact the practice and you will be allocated to one of the doctors working on the day.

Botley Medical Centre

04/05/2021-07/05/2021

Dear patients,

Due to staff sickness and increase in number of phone calls received during the last weeks we are experiencing delays in responding to phone calls as quick as needed. We apologise in advance for any inconvinience caused. The practice is trying to cover absences with new and temporary staff in the meantime. We would really appreciate your understanding regarding this matter.

Thank you~Botley Medical Centre~


28/03/2021 Update on Telephone system: During last week the practice experienced technical issues with the Network system used for the telephone lines. They were addressed with the e

o be able to go ngineers and solved by the end of the week. We do apologise for the inconvenience caused.

We would kindly ask the patients due a 2nd vaccine dose to NOT telephone the practice as they will be contacted individually by our Reception Team. These calls increase enormously the waiting times for other patients that need urgent care.

Please, use the online system to request prescription or consultations for minor or routine issues.

Thank you all~Botley Medical Centre~


23/03/2021 URGENT

Due to technical problems with the Network we are experiencing different issues with the telephone lines this morning.

We are sorry for the incovinience. We are expecting the engineeers to solve the issue asap.

Thank you for your understanding.

Botley Medical Centre

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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

 

Doctors

Dr Aintzane Ballestero (f)

Dr Aintzane Ballestero

Senior Partner

I studied medicine in the University of the Basque Country (UPV), Spain and qualified as a medical doctor in 1993.

I trained as a GP sharing jobs between Hospital de Cruces (the largest hospital in Bazkaia, Basque Country) and a Primary Care Centre in Ortuella, Bizkaia.

Before moving to England in 2007 I worked as a full time GP in a Primary Care setting and A&E on calls.

My main interests include Diabetes and Palliative Care.

I work full time over four days and also provided extended access appointments.

My personal interests include reading, long walks, the cinema, travelling and tasting good food and wine. Time with my daughter is a must!

Dr Diana McEwen (f)

Dr Diana McEwen

GP Partner

  • Studied PhD Pathology at Imperial College London, prior to studying medicine at Royal Free and University College London Medical school, and qualified as a medical doctor in 2006
  • Completed hospital jobs at Horton Hospital (Banbury), John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford), Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital (Oxford) and Churchill Hospital (Oxford) and completed GP training scheme in Banbury
  • Trained as a GP at Bicester Health Centre and subsequently worked at a number of practices in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
  • Special interests include dermatology, women's and sexual health
  • GP education and training
  • Works 9 clinical sessions including extended hours session (4 days a week)
  • Personal interests include photography, walking, cycling, travelling, consuming and performing arts, dinghy sailing in good weather
Dr Mary Akinola (f)
Dr Mary Akinola

GP Partner

I qualified in 1988 from the University of Benin School of Medicine. After house jobs in Benin, I moved back to the UK. I completed my hospital training, initially working in Swindon, Banbury and Oxford.

 

I was part of the Banbury/Oxford vocational GP training scheme. I started my GP training at the Health Centre, Bicester and completed it at 19 Beaumont Street Surgery.

 

I have been a GP since 2000, working in various practices and then joined Kennington Health Centre in March 2002 as a partner. I’m now a partner at Botley Medical Centre and have been since July 2017.

 

I have been fortunate enough to maintain various interests throughout this time, involved initially in the Addictions Clinic in Oxford and Abingdon.

 

I have also worked in older adult psychiatry inpatients and in the memory clinic.

 

I now work 2 days a week in research, mainly dementia and other neurological diseases like Parkinsons and Huntington’s Disease.

 

I work 3 days a week in general practice; Tuesdays and Fridays at Kennington, Thursdays at Botley with a dedicated ‘research’ session.

Dr Manpreet Ahluwalia (f)

Dr Ahluwalia

GP Partner 

I qualified from Sheffield University in 2001 and I  have been working as a GP in Oxfordshire since 2008.

When I am not at work, I enjoy gardening and running around with my 7 and 4 year old in the park!

Dr Priya Moothy (f)
 
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