The Wychwood SurgeryShipton-under-WychwoodChipping NortonOxfordshire, OX7 6BWTel: 01993 831061
MB ChB FRCS MRCGP DRCOG
Dr Nixon read Medicine at Edinburgh University Medical School, qualifying in 1979. His medical interests include Surgery, Travel Medicine and Diabetes. He is a GP Trainer.
MB ChB MRCGP
Dr Brown read Medicine at Sheffield University qualifying in 1992. Her medical interests are Women's Health, Cardiovascular Disease and Health Promotion. Dr Brown is a GP Trainer and a Programme Director for Banbury GP Training Scheme.
MB BS MRCGP MRCP DRCOG
Dr Darker read Medicine at Newcastle upon Tyne University qualifying in 2003. Dr Darker is currently training to be a GP Trainer. Her medical interests include Women's Health, Children's Health, Minor Surgery and Palliative Care.
Regular locum doctor
GP final year trainee, ST3
GP trainee year 2, ST2
RGN, Diploma in Asthma Care, qualified Lead Diabetes Nurse
RGN, Diploma in Asthma Care
The practice nurses work in the treatment room and are available for consultation Monday to Friday 08:45 - 10:30 and 16:00 - 18:00 without appointment. They are also available in the afternoon by appointment only:
These should be booked through reception in the normal way.
They provide general nursing care including blood tests, dressings, ear syringing, immunisation, cervical smears, Rubella screening, diabetic, asthma and blood pressure monitoring. They provide advice on minor illness, diet, weight control, foot care and general lifestyle. They also provide travel advice on disease prevention and full prophylactic immunisation as well as child immunisations. They also run Diabetes and Respiratory clinics.
Our Healthcare Assistant is available for phlebotomy services during morning surgery Monday to Friday. Our Healthcare Assistant also carries out New Patient Health Checks and Health Checks for patients 40-74 years old who have no history of heart disease or diabetes. These checks are pre-bookable appointments on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 15:00 – 16:50 and on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 08:10.
Practice and Business Manager
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
Is responsible for GP referrals for further care and GP correspondence. Assists the Practice Manager with IT and Audit.
The midwife is attached to the practice but based at Chipping Norton Hospital. The midwives at Chipping Norton Hospital share the care of our patients with the doctor.
They attend the antenatal clinic at Wychwood Surgery on Monday between 13:30 and 17:15, with special booking appointments after 15:00 and visit mothers at home after delivery. The midwife can be contacted at Chipping Norton Hospital on 01608 648222.
The Wychwood District Nursing Team visit patients at home who cannot attend the surgery for their nursing treatments, assessing needs and providing appropriate care and advice, and liaising with allied support services as required.
The team can be contacted on 01993 830505 which switches to voicemail when the nurses are out of the surgery. The voicemail is checked by the nurses regularly throughout the day up to 16:30. The service currently covers the hours between 08:00 and 16:30 each day. There is no twilight or night facility.
From time to time a 'Degree in Adult Nursing' student will undertake their community placement attached to the Wychwood Surgery. These nurses will be seeing patients and will be supervised by qualified staff and/or a GP at all times.
Our health visitor is a nurse who specialises in preventative medicine and health education for mothers and children. In the course of her work she sees families in their homes or in the surgery and she runs the child health clinics and arranges child immunisation programmes.
The health visitor carries out vision, hearing and developmental screening for the under fives, advises on all aspects of health and social problems and is able to link with other services. Patients requiring parentcraft classes should contact her. The health visitor can be contacted 01993 831614 and she has a voicemail facility for when she is out of the office. If you need to contact her urgently please leave a message with the receptionists. From time to time the health visitor will have a health visitor student; these will be qualified nurses who are gaining their health visitor qualification. These nurses will be involved in patient care and will be under qualified supervision at all times.
Podiatrist - Mrs Janice Montgomerie
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