Patients are reminded that currently all GP appointments will be triaged by a telephone consult with a GP &, if they think that you need to be seen face to face, you will be given an appointment. For some health matters or medication reviews, we may be able to help you over the telephone.
If you need to speak to a GP, call the surgery between 08.15 & 17.00 & a receptionist will give you further instructions. Please note that the receptionist will ask for details of the nature of your call so that the GP can prioritise his/her calls.
This form of appointment is likely to be the norm for some months to come.
If you are unwell or have symptoms you are concerned about please do not hesitate to contact the surgery. We are adhering to Social Distancing guidelines as required by the NHS and Public Health England and are trying to keep footfall in the surgery to a minimum.
If you require a blood test or appointment with the nurse or Healthcare Assistant these appointments must also be prebooked by contacting reception.
In line with government and NHS recommendations we are now asking that all patients, members of the public and contractors entering the Wychwood Premises adhere to the following instructions.
With effect from Monday, 15th June 2020 we are asking all patients, members of the public and contractors to wear face coverings before they enter the Wychwood Surgery premises, this will include those visiting Wychwood Pharmacy. Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times during your visit unless you are advised otherwise by a member of the practice team.
Please bring your own face covering with you as the practice will not be able to supply these for you.
Very young children, disabled people, or those who have breathing difficulties and respiratory problems that may be exacerbated by wearing a face covering are exempted from this requirement.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our patients and volunteers for their patience during these difficult times.
The Management team
News and Updates from Oxfordshire County Council
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New coronavirus clinics to help patients across Oxfordshire:
Praise for Oxfordshire's inspirational care teams:
New hotline for diabetes patients during COVID-19
Health and well-being services affected during the coronavirus:
There are a range of well-being and health services that are affected during this period. If you need to find out about services such as: support to quit smoking, sexual health clinics and weight management sessions, please click here
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Workout you can do at home!
We're all stuck inside and unable to do our usual routine. The NHS has put together a video for workouts that you can do yourself at home.
In line with advice to manage social distancing and COVID -19 all Well Baby Clinics and Groups are now closed with immediate effect.
An Urgent Message from The Management team at Wychwood Surgery - Updated 02/04/2020
To all Patients,
In light of the new Coronavirus guidelines, in order to reduce spread & protect vulnerable patients, from Monday, 16th March until further notice, we are suspending walk-in GP and nurse appointments.
All appointments to see a GP or member of the nursing team will be triaged by a telephone consultation with a GP or member of the nursing team. If the GP or member of the nursing team thinks that you need to be seen face to face, you will be given a specified appointment . For some health concerns or medication reviews, we may well be able to help you over the telephone.
Therefore, if you think you need to speak to a GP, please ring the surgery between the hours of 8:15 am & midday, Monday to Friday. A receptionist will give you further instructions. Please note these are not our opening hours but times between which a GP or member of the nursing team will be able to phone you back.
If you are concerned that you may have symptoms of coronavirus, please read this NHS guidance first: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Please do not present to the surgery.
Providing that you do not meet the criteria for self-isolation:
- Wychwood Pharmacy will continue to remain open for medication collection. If you are self-isolating please ask a relative, friend or neighbour if they can collect you medication.
This is a temporary measure to protect patients and staff. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
For further advice on Social Distancing
If anyone suspects they might have developed Coronavirus symptoms there is more guidance and information online at https://111nhs.uk
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