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New Online Tools to Improve Care Quality

Our new online tools will help improve the quality of your care.

You will just need your NHS number (available from the surgery, or found on surgery text messages, repeat medication slips, and surgery or hospital letters) to provide information in advance of your consultation.

You may even be able to complete some consultations without making an appointment.

The system is easy to use and can be completed in your own time.

 

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Day Time
Tue 18th Dec Normal hours
Last day to order repeat prescriptions for issue before Christmas
Wed 19th Dec Normal hours
Thur 20th Dec Normal hours
Fri 21st Dec Normal hours
Sat 22nd Dec CLOSED
Sun 23rd Dec CLOSED
Mon 24th Dec Eynsham Medical Centre: 8.30am-1pm/Long Hanborough Surgery: 8.30am-6.30pm
Last day to order repeat prescriptions for issue before New Year
Tue 25th Dec CLOSED
Wed 26th Dec CLOSED
Thur 27th Dec Normal hours
Fri 28th Dec Normal hours
Sat 29th Dec CLOSED
Sun 30th Dec CLOSED
Mon 31st Dec Normal hours
Tue 1st Jan CLOSED
Wed 2nd Jan Normal hours

Out of hours

Please call NHS 111 for all medical advice or 999 for emergencies.

Prescriptions

Please note the last day to order prescriptions before Christmas is Tuesday, 18 December and the last day before New Year is Monday, 24 December.

Stay well this winter

People are being urged to keep an extra special eye on themselves and the people they care for over the winter period so minor illnesses don’t become more serious.

People who are older or have long term conditions may be particularly vulnerable to winter bugs which could become serious and require hospital treatment. Getting help earlier may prevent this from happening.

To make sure winter bugs don’t become more serious:

  • Have your flu jab
  • If you start to feel ill, get help from your pharmacy straight away.
  • Keep your home warm, at least 18 degrees
  • Make sure you take any medicines as directed
  • Get any repeat prescriptions filled in advance as many surgeries and pharmacies close over Christmas
  • Keep a supply of cold and flu remedies in the house so you don’t need to go out if the weather is bad
  • If you are prescribed antibiotics finish the course
  • Don’t go to A&E or call 999 unless it’s an emergency. If you are in any doubt, NHS 111 can help you get the right treatment

Further Information

SCAM ALERT: Beware of mobile call claiming to be from surgery

We have had a report from another practice in the area of a scam whereby a patient received a call from the mobile number 07845 543520 (Google confirms that this is a number used for scams).

The caller claimed to be from that GP surgery.  She spoke in broken English, gave a Witney number that was not the surgery number and there were babies crying in the background.

The caller knew the patient’s name, that the patient was registered at the surgery, that the patient was waiting for some results, and the patient thinks that the caller also said the name of the patient’s doctor.

The patient was told that the caller had been asked by the doctor to give the patient the results and that the patient would need to log onto a computer to receive them.

If you receive any calls of this nature please hang up and call the surgery immediately on 01865 881206 or 01993 881330.