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Help plan GP services in West Oxfordshire – Feedback Meeting

Come to the public event where you can hear the views and feedback shared with the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group about GP services in West Oxfordshire.

Event Details

Thursday 7 December 2017
The Corn Exchange, Market Square, Witney OX28 6AB
6.30pm to 8pm.

To book your place and get more information
Please email or call 01865 334638

Please also view the event leaflet.

Eynsham Medical Group is pleased to announce we have been rated good by the Care Quality Commission, with no areas for improvement or cause for concern

Eynsham Medical Group is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). For more information on the CQC please visit

CQC Report

Eynsham Medical Group is pleased to announce we have been rated good by the Care Quality Commission, with no areas for improvement or cause for concern.

View the CQC report
Care Quality Commission – Eynsham Medical Group Overview

Eynsham leading Oxfordshire in landmark cancer detection study

A total of 229 patients at Eynsham Medical Centre are taking part in research that could help GPs spot cancer earlier, and reduce the number of people undergoing unnecessary tests. This puts Eynsham above all other participating GP practices in Oxfordshire.

The CANDID (CANcer DIagnosis Decision Rules) study is looking at common early symptoms, or combinations of symptoms, to identify which may be important for a possible diagnosis of lung or bowel cancer, and which are not. The study could thereby improve early detection of lung and bowel cancer in the UK, saving lives and leading to considerable long-term savings for the NHS. The study is funded and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the research arm of the NHS.

Dr Ian Binnian is a GP and leads the study at the Eynsham Medical Centre. He said: “The majority of patients who come to their doctor with lung symptoms (for example cough) or bowel symptoms (for example loose stool) do not have anything seriously wrong. However, a very few people are at risk of cancer. We would like to help doctors diagnose cancer quickly so that potential high risk patients are detected sooner and unnecessary examinations are minimised for those patients that are low risk. This research is about finding what symptoms and examinations are best for predicting lung and bowel cancer. In addition, blood and saliva samples will be analysed to offer vital new clues about the early development of lung and bowel cancer.”

“We are obviously pleased with our patients’ participation so far, but there is still a long way to go. We need thousands and thousands of volunteers, which is why this study is so large. We are extremely grateful for our patients’ willingness to take part. Participation involves a single visit, so the time commitment for each individual patient is kept at a minimum. A medical notes review is carried out by the GP two years after the participant visit”.”

CANDID aims to recruit 20,000 patients across England and Wales by September 2016. To date, study teams around the country have recruited just over 8,200 participants.

For more information, patients are invited to pick up a leaflet in the surgery or speak to one of the doctors.

We are offering two new services. Read more…

We are offering two new services to our patients, these are the Neighbourhood Access Hub located in Witney and the Early Visiting Service.

Neighbourhood Access Hubs

Patients unable to get an urgent GP appointment at the practice will be offered an appointment at the Neighbourhood Access Hub, which is located on the ground floor of the Windrush Health Centre. Patients are seen by a local GP or nurse with access to their medical records. The aim is to improve access for same-day requests while relieving GP practices of the pressure of providing mainly reactive care to minor illnesses.

More 20 minute appointments will be introduced by the practice for patients with more complex conditions to focus on preventative care. These patients will be seen by their regular GP in their own practice, as continuity of care and proactive treatment for these patients will deliver better outcomes in the long term.

Early Visiting Teams

Early Visiting Teams will assist GPs to respond to requests for urgent same day home visits. The aim is to provide a more responsive service and to visit in a timely manner rather than the patient having to wait until the GP has finished seeing patients at the surgery. By doing this we aim to offer early support so that the patient’s condition does not deteriorate and result in a hospital admission.

This service will work closely with the practice and with colleagues from other community health and social care services, offering greater support to patients in care homes and those who live in more rural areas. The teams will consist of emergency care practitioners who will have remote access to the medical records of the patients they are visiting.