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Bicester Health Centre Federation work

GP Practices in Oxfordshire are now working together as part of the PML GP Federation. This is a new way of working for GPs and it was created to enhance the delivery of health and care services for the people in our area. Bicester Health Centre is part of the North East Oxfordshire “OneMed Group”, with 6 other practices in Bicester, Islip, Kidlington and Woodstock.

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.

This is great news for the 300,000+ patients registered with the 36 PML GP Federation practices in the county.

The aims of the service remain the same; patients needing a pre-bookable GP appointment at their own practice, may be offered an appointment at a nearby practice, 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 telephone booking process for appointments.
  • You may be offered an appointment during normal or extended hours at a Hub location.

NORTH OXFORDSHIRE:

Hub appointments are held at Banbury Health Centre during normal hours, 9:00am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday and Sunday mornings. On weekday evenings, 6:30pm to 8:00pm Monday to Friday, appointments may be held at local GP practices.

NORTH-EAST OXFORDSHIRE (BICESTER):

Hub appointments are held at Bicester Health Centre during normal hours, 9:00am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday mornings. On weekday evenings, 6:30pm to 8:00pm Monday to Friday, appointments may be held at GP practices in Bicester.

NORTH-EAST OXFORDSHIRE (KIDLINGTON):

Hub appointments are held at either Kidlington operates from Key Medical Practice or Gosford Hill Medical Centre during normal hours, 9:00am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday. On weekday evenings, 6:30pm to 8:00pm Monday to Friday, appointments may also be held in Islip.

SOUTH-WEST OXFORDSHIRE:

Hub appointments are available on weekday evenings, 6:30pm to 8:00pm Monday to Friday, and operate from GP practices in Didcot, Wantage and Faringdon. On Saturday mornings, it operates from Woodlands Medical Centre, Didcot.

WEST OXFORDSHIRE:

Hub appointments are held at Windrush Health Centre in Witney during normal hours, 9:00am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday mornings. On weekday evenings, 6:30pm to 8:00pm Monday to Friday, appointments may be held at GP practices in across West Oxfordshire.

Bicester Health Centre can provide up-to-date information on times and locations of Hubs.

Making more time available at the Surgery 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

GP Access Fund

GPAF News May 2017



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