Practice Updates

Bicester Healthy Groups
4th May

Bicester Healthy Groups - May/June Group Clinics

We can all face problems that seem complicated or intimidating. At Citizens Advice North Oxon & South Northants, we believe no one should have to face these problems without good quality, independent advice.

That’s why we’re here: to give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

We’re part of a network of independent charities that offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

When we say we’re for everyone, we mean it. People rely on us because we’re independent and totally impartial.

 

Living well for weight management and/or Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Tuesday 10th May 12.30-2pm
Living well for weight management and/or Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Tusday 17th May 12.30-2pm

Managing Menopause (Your options including HRT): Tuesday 7th June 12.30-2pm
Managing Menopause (Your options including HRT): Tuesday 14th June 12.30-2pm
Managing Menopause (Your options including HRT): Tuesday 21st June 12.30-2pm
Managing Menopause (Your options including HRT): Tuesday 28th June 12.30-2pm

Vist https://www.canosn.org.uk/bicester-healthy-groups/about-bicester-healthy-groups to sign up.

You can reach the team via email info@bicesterhealthygroups.org.uk or call 0300 303 0919.

14th Apr

Healthwatch Oxfordshire want to hear from you!

Healthwatch Oxfordshire Survey – Getting prescriptions from your pharmacy

We want to hear about your recent experience of getting prescriptions from your pharmacy.

Have you had problems or delays getting your prescriptions, or has it been easy?

Please share your experiences by completing this short, anonymous survey.

booster
31st Mar

Covid-19 Spring Booster 2022

Please be aware the NHS is now offering a Spring COVID-19 vaccine booster jab to people
aged 75 and over and to people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed. The current
advice is that if you are in these groups, you should have a Spring booster six months after
your third jab to offer best protection against becoming seriously ill from COVID.

If you are in these groups and a registered patient at this practice, you will be contacted by
us and invited to make an appointment for your jab when it is your turn. We expect to be
offering booster jabs to take place at Bicester Vaccination Centre at Bicester Heritage on Saturday 7th May and Wednesday 8th June. Please wait to be contacted by the practice to make your appointment.


You may also receive a letter from the NHS inviting you to book your Spring booster through
the National Booking System or by calling 119 which will offer you appointments at the large
vaccination centre at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford or at several Oxfordshire community
pharmacies.


Please do not call the practice but wait to be contacted.

28th Mar

Covid Vaccinations for 5-11 year olds.

Following the government announcement on 16th February 2022, while all children aged 5-11 are now to be offered a Covid-19 vaccination, please note that this will not be happening until April

Please do not contact us now as we do not have the vaccine at the practice. All NHS partners across Oxfordshire are still planning how best to deliver this vaccination offer for those who wish to take it up. 

Please visit the NHS webpage for more information regarding vaccines. Parents and children will receive details of the vaccine offer as more information becomes available. 

Thank you for helping us to help you.

Bicester Healthy Groups
25th Feb

Bicester Healthy Groups - March Group Clinics

We can all face problems that seem complicated or intimidating. At Citizens Advice North Oxon & South Northants, we believe no one should have to face these problems without good quality, independent advice.

That’s why we’re here: to give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

We’re part of a network of independent charities that offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

When we say we’re for everyone, we mean it. People rely on us because we’re independent and totally impartial.

 

Managing high Blood Pressure: Tuesday 1st March 12.30-2pm

Managing menopause (Your options including HRT): Tuesday 1st March 6-7.30pm

Managing and remission of Type 2 Diabetes: Tuesday 8th March 3-4.30pm

Living with anxiety/low mood/stress: Tuesday 8th March 10.30am-12noon

Living well with COPD/asthma: Tuesday 15th March 12.30-2pm

Living well with or after cancer treatment: Tuesday 15th March 3-4.30pm

Weight management: Tuesday 22nd Mar 10.30am-12 noon

Managing and remission of Type 2 Diabetes: Tuesday 22nd March 12.30-2pm

 

Vist https://www.canosn.org.uk/bicester-healthy-groups/about-bicester-healthy-groups to sign up.

You can reach the team via email info@bicesterhealthygroups.org.uk or call 0300 303 0919.

3rd Sep 2021

Healthwatch Oxfordshire - Blood Pressure at Home monitoring Survey

Healthwatch Oxfordshire are running a project with four other local Healthwatch in England to evaluate the BP@Home Programme and would like your help to promote it.

We want to survey patients who monitor their blood pressure at home, including those who have taken part in the BP@Home programme. The purpose is to help us understand patient experiences of remote BP monitoring and how it impacts on their health and wellbeing. The findings of the survey will inform recommendations for delivering better patient experiences and improve engagement in future remote monitoring programmes.

Patients will be able to complete the survey online or over the phone with the help of a Healthwatch team member, which they can arrange directly with us. More information can be found here: https://healthwatchoxfordshire.co.uk/have-your-say/complete-a-survey/

31st Aug 2021

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.

15th Jul 2021

Arrangements from 19 July 2021

After careful consideration we have taken the decision to keep our front doors closed after 19 July 2021. We are still operating a full clinical
service to look after your medical needs.

This decision is to ensure patients do not walk in with COVID-19 symptoms and potentially infect vulnerable patients who, despite being vaccinated, may not have made COVID-19 antibodies to protect them from the life threatening risk of COVID-19.

We are aware other surgeries have made different decisions which may be more appropriate for their different populations.

We want Bicester Health Centre to remain a safe space to deliver high quality care for our patients.

If you require same day access to a health professional, please send an eConsult before 12 noon. We will get back to you the same day. This receives the same priority as phoning the surgery. Where this is not possible or in a more urgent situation please telephone the surgery on 01869 249333

From 19 July 2021 we request all patients continue to wear a face covering in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 to other vulnerable patients.

21st May 2021

The Abuse Must Stop

We've had so many lovely people who have given so much wonderful feedback to the team who are all working flat out at the moment to keep patient care AND COVID-19 vaccination services running. Against that sadly we have seen an increasing tide of abusive behaviour toward the very people who are beavering away to help everybody. Please take a moment to look at this video.