Welcome to Bicester Health Centre
Have you signed up to order your prescriptions online?
You can also visit www.patientaccess.com to register for a GP Online services account - Before you start, please read the guide on how to register Note: You do not need a letter from the practice, and although the site advises you to present identification documents at the practice, YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO THIS. In most cases your GP will be able to vouch for you to allow your account to be activated. Please DO NOT come to the surgery to present identification documents.
Once you have registered at PatientAccess.com, the practice will review the information and activate your GP Online Access account. Once your account is active, you will be notified by email and also SMS message if you have provided a current mobile number.
Blood Tests - National blood bottle shortage
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled. Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available. If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
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FACE COVERING MANDATORY WHEN VISITING THE PRACTICE
Coronavirus restrictions remain in place in the GP practice.
NHS England has advised that members of the public and patients should continue to wear face masks and maintain social distancing in all healthcare settings in England after 19 July 2021. Current infection prevention and control guidance from Public Health England has not changed and also advises that face masks should be worn in healthcare settings.
We are working to minimise the number of visits you need to make to the practice. However, there will be some appointments that we arrange that can only be on a face to face basis. In order to keep you, other patients and our staff safe, please ensure that you have a face covering before you come in to the practice. We regret that we will decline entry to any patient who cannot or does not comply with this requirement. If you do not have a mask, you can use any cloth or garment that provides cover over your mouth and nose, for example a scarf, a cardigan or sweater.
If you have a new continuous cough or a high temperature of more than 37.8 degrees celsius or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, stay at home for 10 days. If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 10 days from the day the first person got symptoms.You do not need to call NHS111 or contact your GP to go into self-isolation. Look after your symptoms at home: rest and drink plenty of fluids, take paracetamol or ibuprofen, cover the mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, put used tissues in a bin and wash your hands regularly with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. If you feel you can’t cope with your symptoms at home or your condition gets worse use the 111 online service at 111.nhs.uk or telephone 111 if you do not have internet access. Please do not go to a GP, pharmacy or hospital.
The latest information for members of the public can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
Please see the latest information here regarding the UK COVID-19 vaccination programme.
How to get your COVID-19 vaccine
The COVID-19 vaccines currently available are given in 2 doses. You usually have the 2nd dose 8 to 12 weeks after the 1st dose.
If you're aged 18 or over (or will turn 18 within 3 months) you can:
- book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments online for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy
- find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site to get vaccinated without needing an appointment
- wait to be contacted by your GP surgery and book your appointments with them
If you cannot book appointments online, you can call 119 free of charge. You can speak to a translator if you need to.
If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, or are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service.
Have we got your correct contact details?
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Does your GP practice have your up to date contact details?
When you move house, or change your mobile, it's very easy to forget who needs your new contact details.
Your GP practice uses many tools in order to contact you about your care, and one of the main ways to keep in touch and send you information is the use of SMS text messages. Remember to update your contact details - update your mobile number - so we can keep in touch.
If you are moving house, you can make sure your GP practice has all of your new details very simply and quickly by completing the online Change of Address form
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Travel options to get to Bicester Health Centre
The Health Centre has bike racks outside the main entrance.
Park at Bicester Park and Ride car park, Kingsmere (free for up to 24 hours) and take the S5 bus to Piggy Lane Bicester. The surgery is a 2 minute walk from the bus stop.
Parking at Bicester Health Centre is very limited. Please consider using alternative parking in Bicester if you are more able, leaving the small number of parking spaces for less able or infirm patients. Please note that parking at Bicester Health Centre is provided for persons whilst on the premises only. We ask that you move your vehicle after leaving Bicester Health Centre. Parking controls are maintained by a contractor and penalty charges may be applied if vehicles are parked inappropriately.