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INFORMATION - 22ND OCTOBER 2020

PLEASE BE AWARE WE ARE EXPERIANCING MAJOR IT ISSUES SINCE 4.30PM ON WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER. PLEASE BARE WITH US WHILE WE TRY AND FIX THIS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING

BANBURY ROAD MEDICAL CENTRE COVID-19 INFORMATION

FLU VACCINES

AGED 65 AND OVER

  • Saturday 24th October - 8.30am - 10.30am 
  • MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

AGED 18 - 64 AND CLINICALLY AT RISK 

  • Friday 13th November - 3pm - 5pm 
  • MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

We are now awaiting another delivery for our under 65 and over 65 flu vaccines.

Please arrive to your appointment on time and not any earlier, you may also be asked to wait outside the building for short periods of time. Please also remember, if possible, to wear a face mask or covering. 

More appointments will be released in due course for our other groups. If you have any questions please contact reception on 01865 515731 and we will do our best to assist you.

Flu vaccines for children born on or after 1st September 2016 and before or after 31st August 2018 - we are now taking bookings and the practice nurse will be contacting the parents and guardians of those who are eligible.

Please remember flu clinics will be slightly different this year due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. So please bare with us. Thank you for your understanding with this matter.

INFORMATION REGARDING FLU VACCINES FOR PATIENTS AGED 50 - 64 AND NOT CLINICALLY AT RISK

Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

EXEMPTION LETTERS FOR FACE MASKS - UPDATED 30.07.2020

Please be advised that Banbury Road Medical Centre will not be providing letters to patients for exemption of wearing face masks in public. The British Medical Association has issued guidance that there is no requirement for evidence of exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver). Please see below link for further guidance on exemption and face coverings. If you still feel you need evidence for exemption - see the link below for templates you can print or have on your mobile phone. 

GOV.uk Exemption Information

FACE COVERINGS AND MASKS - 10.06.2020

From Monday 15th June 2020 if you are attending the surgery we do ask where possible that you wear a face covering/mask to attend. Thank you for your understanding.

UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR SHEILDING

Guidance On Shielding

HELPFUL CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS 

We understand that many people are finding it difficult at this moment in time. Please see below contact details if you need any support. 

Mental Health Helpline Adults and Older Adults - 01865 904997 

Mental Health Helpline Children and Young People - 01865 904998

National Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0800 2000 247 

Refuge Domestic Abuse Website - https://www.refuge.org.uk/ 

Mens Advice Line for Domestic Abuse - 0808 801 0327 or https://mensadviceline.org.uk/

Support Information - https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support 

Oxfordshire Mind - https://www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk/help/

Samaritans - 116 123

CONTACT DETAILS FOR PARENTS TO BE FOR OXFORD UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS

The OUH has stopped using the ‘Ask the Midwife’ phoneline from this week and returned to Facebook live http://www.facebook.com/OxfordshireMVP/ . ‘Ask the Midwife’ sessions are on Mondays and with information on infant feeding on Thursdays (both start 2.30pm).

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you are wanting an appointment/advice/or need to contact us, please call us on 01865 515731. We are running a telephone triage service for all patients. Please note it may take slightly longer to get through on the telephones during this time - so please bare with us. Alternatively you can contact the team via email on reception.brmc@nhs.net and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

APPOINTMENTS

If you have a pre-booked appointment our reception team or practice nurse will try and contact you to talk you through the procedure of attending the surgery and to check that you are well and not suffering with any symptoms from the virus.

Where possible attend alone, if assistance is needed please restrict this to one person.

We are now gradually introducing more appointments with our practice nurse and health care assistant. For more information please contact our reception team on 01865 515731.

We are encouraging parents to continue to bring children/book children in for their childhood immunisations. However we do ask that you restrict attendees to one parent per child. Please note these appointments will also be spread out across the day.

PRESCRIPTIONS

All requests must be made via;

- online via the patient access portal

- by emailing reception.brmc@nhs.net

- you can post a paper request through our letterbox

Please where possible, choose a pharmacy which you would like your prescription sent too - where yourself of someone you know can collect this for you to reduce footfall through the surgery.

Please also note we will be unable to process requests until they are due to stop the amount of medication being 'stock piled'.

Thank you for all of your understanding during this challenging time for all.

PATIENT INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

Please have a look at the links below for information updated daily.  

NHS UK - COVID-19 Information

GOV UK Stay At Home Information

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  We are a practice of Two GP partners, and three salaried GP's working along side a team of Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistants, District Nurses and Midwives. 

  Our aim is to provide and achieve the highest standard of care for all of our patients, providing a wide range of primary care services in an efficient, responsive and supportive environment. We strive to offer patients both choice in personnel and timing of appointments and make the surgery feel as relaxed as possible without compromising overall efficiency.

  We also provide medical services to several Colleges with the University of Oxford, and some local schools including; St Hilda's College, Jesus College, Lady Margaret Hall and Wolfson College, along with St Clare's, D'Overbroeck's Wychwood School.

  Car parking is available for disabled badge holders only and is very limited. There is a large public pay and display car park within 150m and a bus stop 20m away.  

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