Monthly Archives: August 2020

Visiting the Surgery

At Eynsham Medical Group we are working hard to reintroduce services that were previously suspended to due to Covid 19 restrictions. In these very unusual times it can sometimes feel as though things are returning to normal. However, the threat of Covid is still very real and we would encourage our patients to only attend the surgery if absolutely necessary. Our aim throughout the pandemic has been to reduce footfall in the surgeries and therefore the risk to our staff and patients whilst providing the best care possible.

If you have an appointment at either of the surgeries, we advise that you remain outside of the building wherever possible, and wait to be contacted by your clinician who will escort you to your appointment. You are still able to drop your samples at reception. For all other non-urgent enquiries we ask that you do not come to reception but do please contact us via phone or eConsult in the first instance.

eConsult is an online enquiry form you can submit from our website. Your query, regardless of whether it is medical or not, will be responded to by the end of the next business day.

With Flu vaccinations being delivered in the near future we are going to be introducing a dedicated booking line to save queueing on our very busy phone lines. Please check our website for more details in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your continued support.

Flu Vaccination Update

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.

Flu Vaccinations: The staff and doctors at Eynsham Medical Group have been working hard to arrange a safe and convenient way for our patients who are at risk and, or over 65 to get their flu vaccinations this year.

We will be inviting the first cohort of ‘at risk’ patients who are under 65 to an initial dedicated clinic on 19th September at Eynsham Medical Centre. Please note; These appointments are not pre bookable. Eligible patients will be sent a text or letter in the absence of a mobile number. You will be required to bring your text or letter with you to your appointment. Anyone who attends the clinic that has not been invited and is not eligible will be refused the vaccination. If you are not invited to this initial clinic we will be putting on further clinics for this group and inviting individuals in the same way. Initial clinics for all over 65 year old patients will be held on the afternoon of 17th September at Long Hanborough and on Saturday 26th September at Eynsham.

Please note that patients living in the Long Hanborough area are very welcome to attend an appointment at the Eynsham Saturday clinic. These clinics are pre bookable. Please contact reception to book your appointment. To keep you all safe we will be adopting a one way system for patients attending these clinics.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE APPOINTMENT IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS. HIGH TEMPERATURE, LOSS OF TASTE AND SMELL, A NEW, CONTINUOUS COUGH. If you have any of these symptoms please call the surgery and a new appointment will be arranged for you.

At Eynsham; please arrive at the front door wearing a facemask. There will be queue markings in the surgery car park. When you have reached the front door please wait in the designated area and wait to be called by a nurse for your vaccination. Following your vaccination please follow the arrows to the exit which will be via the door in what is usually the waiting area.

At Long Hanborough; please come to the back door which is accessible from the car park wearing a facemask. There will be queue markings in the surgery car park. Please wait at the back door to be called by a nurse for your vaccination.  Following your vaccination please follow the arrows to the exit which will be via the door in what is usually the waiting area. For those of you over 65 with pre booked appointments please arrive at your appointment time to prevent build-up in the queue. We would like to thank you all in anticipation of your co-operation and patience, while we navigate the new and quite unique situation we all find ourselves in. We will be sending out further communication about the over 50s that are eligible to be vaccinated following the government’s announcement.