August Bank Holiday closing – Monday 27/08/2018

Please be advised that the Health Centre is closed on Monday 27/08/2018 for the August Bank Holiday; we open again as normal on Tuesday 28/08. The opening hours for local pharmacies on 27/08 can be seen here.

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Telephone System Upgrade 15/08/2018 – possible disruption

Dear Oak Tree patients, we are upgrading our telephone system on Wednesday 15th August 2018.

Although the upgrade should take place seamlessly we have been advised that some of our telephone lines may be unavailable for up to one hour at some time during the day. If this does occur then please accept our apologies; trying shortly after should allow you to get through.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Latest CQC Inspection Report published 19 July 2018

You can see our latest CQC Inspection Report via the CQC link on the Oak Tree website’s homepage. This report was published 19/07/2018 and relates to the inspection undertaken by the CQC on 12/06/2018.

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Your Data Matters to the NHS…

The national data opt-out programme went live on 25th May 2018, and the NHS has published information to raise awareness of data use and the national data opt-out choice available online. The patient information leaflet can be seen here.

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Extended hours at PML’s Neighbourhood Access Hubs

Our patients now have even better access to a doctor at the weekends and in the evenings. Neighbourhood Access Hubs developed by Principal Medical Limited (PML) on behalf of Oxfordshire practices in 2015, have extended their opening hours so that yet more patients can benefit from national GP Access funding (GPAF).  This is great news for the 300,000+ patients registered with the 36 PML GP Federation practices in Oxfordshire.

The aims of the service remain the same; patients requesting a pre-bookable GP appointment at their own practice may be offered an appointment at a nearby location, with a local GP or nurse who has access to their medical records.

This provides more appointments for patients during the day, the evenings and at weekends, while relieving GP practices of some of the pressure of providing treatment for minor illnesses.

What does this mean for you?

–          No change in the booking process for appointments.

–          You may be offered an appointment during normal or extended hours at a Hub location.

In Didcot, Wantage and Faringdon, pre-bookable GP Access sessions are held at local GP practices.  Appointments can be booked after talking to one of Oak Tree’s GPs.

The appointments are available at various times between the hours 6:30pm to 8:00pm Monday to Friday. On Saturday mornings, between 9.00am and 12.00pm the hub operates from Woodlands Medical Centre, Didcot.

Making more time available at the Health Centre means that we will be able to put more focus into preventive care, offering longer appointments and concentrated treatment for patients with long-term conditions and complex needs.

Find out more about the Neighbourhood Access Hubs…


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GDPR Updates as to how we handle personal data

In preparation for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come into force on 25th May 2018 we have updated our information to patients as to how we process their personal data and how patients may obtain copies of their medical data.

In the Information > The Health Centre > Patients Rights & Responsibilities section you will see new information in the Access to Records and Confidentiality sub-sections.

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Retirement of Dr David Corps

It is with sadness that we announce that Dr David Corps has retired from the Health Centre on 31/03/2018.

Dr Corps became a Partner at Oak Tree in 2000 and has been instrumental in the development of the Health Centre’s services; as Senior Partner since 2011 Dr Corps has successfully led the Health Centre through a period of significant change in the NHS.

Everyone here at Oak Tree wishes David the very best in his retirement; may he have a long, relaxing and well earned rest.

Thank you David, and all the best to you for the future.

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Oxford Sexual Health Service – moving from Oak Tree

We have been pleased to host the Oxford Sexual Health Service since April 2014, and so help in supporting this important service in Didcot for nearly four years.

The Service has decided to move from Oak Tree Health Centre (clinics Tuesdays and Thursdays) to Woodlands Medical Centre (clinics Mondays and Thursdays), as per this flyer.

The last clinic at Oak Tree will be held on Thursday 29th March 2018, and the clinics at Woodlands will start on Monday 5th April 2018.

We would like to thank both the Service for their time here and the service users who have attended our Health Centre over the years.

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Net Earnings for Oak Tree’s GPs Published

Oak Tree’s average GP Net Earnings in 2016/2017 has been published on the 26th February 2018. It may be found on the website at Information > The Health Centre > GP Net Earnings Declarations.

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Thames Valley Integrated Urgent Care Service

“The new front door to urgent care…”

NHS England is rolling out Integrated Urgent Care across the country and Thames Valley is an early adopter of this exciting new service. It brings together 111, Out of Hours primary care and a range of other services which will be accessible through a single phone call. Further information can be seen here.

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