Our Services


General healthcare

GP telephone consultations & advice
Appointments for acute and urgent problems
Care of long-term conditions e.g. asthma, coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension…
GP home visits
Minor injury treatment & advice – bumps & scrapes, cuts & bruises…
Minor surgery – joint injections, excisions…
Referrals to community and secondary care services

Children

Ante-natal & post-natal care by GPs and midwives
Childhood development checks
Health advice
Health Visitor service
Childhood hearing checks
Childhood immunisations

Vaccination

Childhood immunisations
Seasonal influenza and pneumococcal immunisations
Shingles immunisations
Travel immunisations

Health promotion

Ill-health prevention advice
Health weight advice – BMI measurement, healthy eating, weight reduction
Smoking cessation advice
Alcohol & drug advice

Health testing & monitoring

Blood & urine testing
Electrocardiograms (ECGs)
Cervical cytology (smear) testing
Chlamydia testing
Blood pressure monitoring incl. 24H ambulatory recording
Arrhythmia monitoring

Prescriptions & Online Appointments

On-line repeat prescription service

Email requests to [email protected]

Links with all local pharmacies for pharmacy repeat prescription management

Online services (repeat prescriptions, appointments and brief medical history) are available. You will need to submit the following form if you are requesting online access on behalf of someone else aged 11y and above:
Proxy Access for Online Records

Sexual health & family planning

Sexual health advice
Family planning advice
Contraception
Emergency contraception
Advice on termination of pregnancy

For Oxford Sexual Health Service – please follow the highlighted link or call 01865 231 231 for more information.

Travel advice & vaccination

Advice – immunisations & health precautions
Travel immunisations

Our Practice Nurses can offer you advice for the health aspects of your travel; they can help you to identify risks and the precautions you need to take.

Please call one of our Patient Advisors on 01235 810 099 and ask for a travel appointment with one of our Nurses. You will be asked a few questions (e.g. destination etc.) so that your Nurse can do the necessary research before seeing you at your appointment.

Useful travel information can also be found via the following three links:

www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/staying-safe/health/

www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/Healthcareabroad/pages/Healthcareabroad.aspx

www.nathnac.org/travel/index.htm

Mental health

Depression screening and care
Counselling
Advice and referral to specialist services
Close links and shared care with the Mental Health Team
Hosting of secondary care mental health appointments for vulnerable patients in a familiar environment
Close links and shared care with the locality dementia advisor

Medicals & health reports

Occupational medicals – HGV driver, taxi driver etc.
Insurance medicals and reports

Price list

Our current price list for chargeable services may be found here: Price List April 2021

We now have a card machine and can process card payments.

Other private services

Oak Tree is the home for a number of providers of private services, as follows:

Chiropody & Podiatry

Lydia Smith MSSCH MBCHA is a Chiropodist/Podiatrist registered with the Health Professions Council; she has been practising chiropody/podiatry for the past 25 years.

Lydia’s diagnosis and treatments include:

  • assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot problems such as callouses, corns, verrucas, in-growing toe nails, nail fungal infection
  • monitoring and managing foot deformities, such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • long term management of chronic foot disorders
  • biomechanics (analysing a patient’s gait/stance) and correcting anatomical construction of the foot, by fitting orthotic appliances
  • advising and treating patients, who have high risk foot problems, such as diabetics, neurovascular disease
  • giving advice on general foot care

Lydia works at Oak Tree on Mondays and Wednesdays and patients interested in her services can approach her on 07714 951 591 or 01235 861 152.

Physiotherapy – Keystone Therapies 

A Chartered Physiotherapist treats injuries and diseases by correcting and improving the body’s own natural healing mechanisms. A wide variety of techniques and skills (mobilisation, manipulation, massage, exercises and acupuncture, sometimes aided by the use of sophisticated electronic equipment) are used to help muscles, joints, nerves and other soft tissues work to their full potential, restoring function, relieving pain and promoting healing.

Preventative measures are very important in physiotherapy. The physiotherapist will spend time teaching you how to avoid recurrence of your problem.

Initially the physiotherapist will undertake a thorough assessment of each problem; this will involve a full case history and examination usually lasting up to 45 minutes. This together with an understanding of your work, rest and recreational activities will help identify your problem(s), which in some circumstances may be situated some distance from where the pain is felt. It also ensures that the diagnosis and treatment will relate to you and your whole lifestyle. After full consultation with you and, where appropriate, with your doctor, the physiotherapist will decide on the best form of treatment. Follow up treatment sessions will normally last up to 30 minutes.

It is always advisable to seek treatment as soon as possible.  Early treatment can mean a quick recovery with less time off work.

Paul Wray MSc BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HPC is a Chartered Physiotherapist who qualified from Brunel University College (London) with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 1995. After a short spell at the Hammersmith Hospital in London, he relocated to Gloucestershire and worked at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Swindon for six years, mainly in the musculoskeletal outpatient department treating a variety of conditions, working closely with the orthopaedic consultants and other members of the multidisciplinary team.  His work also involved running a physiotherapy clinic in a local General Practice. He started working part-time at The Breakspeare Clinic in May 2000 but is now the co-owner of the practices. Paul also completed a Sport Science Degree in 1998 and has an MSc in Exercise and Health Behaviour from the  City University, London.

Paul works at Oak Tree on Tuesdays and patients interested in his services can approach him via the Oak Tree Reception on 01235 810 099.

Osteopathy – Keystone Therapies

Please note that Keystone Therapies are unfortunately currently unable to provide an osteopathy service at Oak Tree. They are hoping to recruit a new osteopath in the near future, and thank you for your patience in the meantime. The following is therefore provided for information only at this time:

Osteopathy is a distinctive and complete system of health care, which aims to establish the source of and solution to a wide range of bodily problems. It focuses on the musculo-skeletal system (joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia), and considers the links between all structures and organs in making up a fully functioning body.  Osteopathy deals with problems relating to all parts of the body, although it is best recognised for its ability to alleviate back and neck difficulties.

Osteopathy is applicable to all age groups, from babies to the elderly, and can have beneficial effects on almost all types of injury and pain, from trauma and sporting causes, to those related to posture and work (both sedentary and active).

On a first visit, usually lasting one hour, the osteopath establishes a clear picture of the individual; medical history, lifestyle information and anything else that may be pertinent to the presenting symptoms. This is followed by medical testing and examination of relevant systems, and a complete osteopathic examination, based on an expert knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, ultimately leading to a diagnosis and explanation of what is going on.  Consideration will be given to your individual needs and abilities, and appropriate advice may be given at this time, including remedial exercise advice, dietary and lifestyle suggestions or, if appropriate, referral to a more suitable specialist e.g. GP, podiatrist, Pilates etc.

Joints and tissues are examined for their quality of movement and texture and for evidence of inflammation or misalignment, which may be responsible for stiffness, immobility or pressure on nerves, causing pain. Osteopathic treatment approaches are extremely varied, ranging from the robust and strong, such as joint manipulation or deep tissue massage, to the gentlest traction or craniosacral techniques. Follow-up treatments will usually last 30 minutes, although this can be flexible, based on the needs of the patient and their condition.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

 

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

 

Use this service if:

 

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

 

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.