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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

 

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 Simon Clough (m)

Dr Clough

Dr Clough works at both sites as a salaried GP.

Bio to follow

Dr Priya Moothy (f)
 
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