News

  • Covid Booster and Flu Vaccinations
    We are currently inviting patients over 65 for booster covid vaccinations, this vaccination can only be given 6 months after […]
  • Phone Lines 15/10/2021
    Our phone lines are down this morning, we are working to get this fixed asap, for any urgent queries please […]
  • Didcot Covid vaccination programme update 18th August
    We are now nearing the end of the vaccination programme for the initial phases, with our last clinic at the […]
  • Mask Wearing
    Dear patients, Mask wearing will become optional from 19th July 2021 as per government guidelines announced recently. We must stress […]
  • Online Bookable Appointments
    We are now offering the following online bookable appointments via Patient Access: Cervical Smear (if you are due for one) […]
  • General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDfPR)
    Dear patient, We have been asked to share the following important information with you. Oak Tree is supporting vital health […]
  • Covid Vaccination Update – 20th May 2021
    Covid vaccination in Didcot is progressing well, with 22,000 doses now given in the Civic Hall. We continue to be […]
  • Covid Vaccination Update – 28th April 2021
    Covid vaccination in Didcot is progressing well, with over 18,000 people immunised in the Civic Hall. We continue to be […]
  • Contact Details
    We are inviting patients for Covid vaccinations via text please make sure we have up to date contact information for […]
  • Covid Vaccination Over 45’s
    You can now book to have your covid vaccination at a NHS mass vaccination centre if you are over 45. […]
  • Nominate your Healthcare Hero for an Oxfordshire Health & Social Care Award!
    Outstanding Health and Social Care workers and volunteers can be put forward for a new awards scheme celebrating local healthcare […]
  • Covid Vaccination Update – 26th March 2021
    Covid vaccination in Didcot is progressing well, with over 12,000 people immunised in the Civic Hall, and 87% of all […]
  • Covid Vaccination for Healthcare Workers
    The Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) has now provided its guidelines on how health and care workers access the Covid vaccine. Therefore we […]
  • The Health Visiting Team
    The Health Visitors have now merged with the other two GP practices in Didcot to form the Didcot Health Visiting […]
  • Requesting Repeat Prescriptions
    The practice requires 72 working hours to process repeat prescriptions. The pharmacy will also require at least 48 hours to process the […]
  • Lunch Time Closure
    From October the practice will be closed once a month for an hour between 13:00 – 14:00 for staff training. […]
  • Face Covering Update
    From Monday 15th June all patients visiting the practice must wear face coverings when entering the building. For the latest […]
  • Smear Tests
    Oak Tree Health Centre are pelased to annonced we will now resume with Smear Tests. Please contact our Patient Advisors […]
  • Hydration and Covid-19 in Adults
    Staying at home and self isolating is having a good effect in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. Taking some […]
  • Requesting Repeat Prescriptions via Email
    Please use the following email for requesting repeat prescriptions. Please include your name, date of birth, address, the name of […]
  • Electronic Prescription Service
    We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our […]
  • Health at Home
    How To Access NHS Online Services – Health at Home The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak means you should only leave your […]
  • Childhood Immunisations
    This is a reminder to patients that childhood immunisations are still going ahead as usual as they are vitally important. […]
  • Didcot Primary Care Network Community Link Workers Leaflet
    As we are Limiting Foot traffic to the bare minimum within Oak Tree Health Centre amidst the Covid-19 uncertainty, We […]
  • Hand Washing Technique
    The following video showcases the best technique to use when washing your hands. This video demonstrates the importance of sticking […]
  • Staff Shortages
    We have had several reception staff who have been unable to come into work, this will inevitably lead to delays […]
  • Coronavirus Update 17/03/20
    We are currently not able to advise any well patients with a cough, cold or temperature on Coronavirus. Please check […]
  • COVID-19 – Coronavirus 12th March 2020
    As you are aware COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. The UK Medical Officers […]
  • Viewing Documents in your Detailed Coded Record
    We have been advised by Emis Health to turn off access to viewing documents for the short term while they […]
  • eConsult
    From 1st April 2020 we will be offering the eConsult service for further information please click here
  • Mark Dalling – Business Manager
    We regret to announce that Mark Dalling is resigning from his role as Business Manager on 29/02/2020. Mark has been with Oak […]
  • Healthwatch Oxfordshire – Pharmacies Survey
    Healthwatch Oxfordshire wants to hear from you about your experiences of using a pharmacy (or chemist) for health advice and […]
  • Coronavirus
    The latest advice to anyone who has travelled to Iran, Specific lockdown Areas of Northern Italy, special care zones in […]
  • Sky Shield
    If you are a current patient and use sky shield please add our telephone number to your favourites list so […]
  • Online Appointments
    We are now offering a variety of appointments which are available to be booked online. Bookings can be made via […]
  • Extended Hours
    We are pleased to announce that as from 1st July 2019 Oak Tree will be offering extended hours outside of […]
  • Friends and Family Test – Have your say to improve your care
    We would like your feedback on the care or treatment we give you when you visit us or have contact […]
  • Net Earnings for Oak Tree’s GPs published
    Oak Tree’s average GP Net Earnings in 2017/2018 has been published on the 2nd March 2019. It may be found on […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Oxford Sexual Health Service has moved from Oak Tree
    We were pleased to have hosted the Oxford Sexual Health Service between April 2014 and March 2018. The Service decided […]
  • 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 […]
  • National Diabetes Audit (NDA): how your information is used to help improve diabetes care
    Oak Tree Health Centre takes part in the National Diabetes Audit – this checks whether people with diabetes are getting […]
  • Practice Boundary
    With the agreement of NHS England, Oak Tree Health Centre has effective from the 20th October 2016 placed a restriction upon its […]
  • Detailed Coded Record (DCR) Access
    From 31/03/2016 the Health Centre has made available to its patients access to their Detailed Coded Record (DCR). The DCR […]
  • Information Technology (IT)/ELECTRONIC PATIENT RECORDS
    On the 9th October 2014 we posted in the News that in the list below items 1, 3, 4 and 5 were already active […]
  • Sharing Your Records
    A link to the NHS webpage for “Sharing your records” is here. If  you decide you would not like to share […]

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.