Reception and enquiries

Common Conditions Room

Common Conditions Room

Let’s see what we can do…

Get immediate help with common conditions:

If your condition is not listed here, please use this selector:

At the practice we run a minor illness clinic which aims to provide rapid access for acute problems.

Pharmacists can also advise on minor illnesses and injuries:

Alternatively you can visit your nearest Minor Injury Unit for help with minor injuries including sprains, burns and scalds, insect stings, cuts and grazes, animal bites and minor head injuries.

If you wish to get advice or see a Nurse or Doctor, please visit our Consulting Room.

Consulting room

Consulting room

How can we help you?

For Forms, Medicals, Test results and Certificates, and to find out about Appointments, please visit Reception

For appointment types available, please visit our Appointments page.

If you need advice when we are closed Call NHS 111.

Call 111

Call 111 at any time, 24 hours a day. You will speak to NHS professional staff who will help guide you on any medical issue. Find out more…
Calls are free from landlines and mobiles. 111
Get fast help from a Pharmacist with minor cuts, sprains, aches, colds, headaches, rashes, cystitis etc.

Visit a Pharmacist

  • No appointment necessary
  • Many pharmacists have a confidential area
  • Open till late and at weekends
See a Practice Nurse, Assistant Practitioner or Health Care Assistant for blood tests, minor illnesses, blood pressure checks, NHS Health Checks, contraception and health promotion clinics.

Contact a Nurse or the Health Care Team

For other services book an appointment on the phone01993 702911
Get medical advice and treatment from a Doctor.

Contact a Doctor

Book an appointment on the phone01993 702911

Travel Clinic

Travel Clinic

How can we help you?

Vaccinations, medication and travel advice

Travel Assessment

If you are travelling abroad you will need to start thinking about your travel vaccinations at least 6 weeks before you’re due to leave as some vaccinations can take time to become effective.

Our travel services offer advice on travel illnesses and a full range of vaccinations. In order for you to prepare for travel, please fill out our Travel Form below.

We are a registered Yellow Fever centre and welcome patients from other health centres who are unable to give Yellow Fever vaccinations.

Do you need vaccinations?

Before you travel, it’s important to find out whether you will need vaccinations for the country you’re visiting.

Also visit

Advice and help zone

Advice and help zone

Let’s see what we can do…

For Forms, Medicals and Certificates please visit Reception

For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Health Review Clinic.

Additional Services
Blue Badge Information

We do not issue Blue badges from the medical practice. For more information and to see if you’re eligible and how you can apply visit the Oxfordshire Council website. Find out more
It is practice policy not to provide supporting evidence for blue badge applications, please do not ask your GP to do this. If the local council requires more information they will contact your GP direct.

Health and Care Oxfordshire app

This app shows you the best place to get help when you are ill, injured or need treatment. Find out more

Kingwood

A support service in Oxfordshire for people with Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism. Find out more

Lip Reading Course

Join a Lipreading course now and get your confidence back, there will be a course not too far from your door!

Lipreading courses are subsidised directly by Oxfordshire Adult Learning and fully supported and recommended by the Audiology Department at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

For further information kindly contact Sue Ferris on 07775 625 075

Contact via email

To enrol on one of our courses contact 0845 351 0646

Oxfordshire Country Council – Adult Learning

Course locations and fees for Lip Reading and British Sign Language

Medical Loans

The British Red Cross Medical Loan Service can provide short term loans of items such as wheelchairs, commodes and many other items. A Deposit is usually required.

The Witney Branch loan items, from the Methodist Church in the High Street between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on Tuesdays.

For Further details Contact Brenda Tomlin on 07951 746868
Alternatively you can visit the Red Cross Website or call them on 0845 0547 400

Podiatry (Chiropody)

NHS and private podiatry services are available for foot health, advice and treatment. The service is available based on need, regardless of age. A doctors’ referral is necessary. Book an appointment 01993 862120

Eye Conditions
Eye Emergencies

Oxford Eye Hospital provides a walk-in service for urgent eye symptoms. Open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm, Weekends and Bank Holidays 8.30am – 3.00pm. Find out more

Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)

Local opticians are participating in a new service which provides assessment and treatment for people with recently occuring minor eye conditions. Find out more

Young People
Meningitis Vaccination

Students who are going to University are recommended to have the Men ACWY vaccination.

View the information leaflet from Public Health England

More information on NHS Choices

Antenatal Care
Community Midwife

A Community Midwife shares in the care of all mothers before and after delivery. She can be contacted by the Medical Practice on 01993 702911

For non-urgent calls please leave a message on the answer phone at 01993 708742

For immediate attention telephone 01865 220221

Information on Maternity Care

Glucose Tolerance Test

If your Doctor or Midwife has referred you for a Glucose Tolerance Test appointment, please read the information leaflet below – it contains important information about preparing for your appointment and what to expect.

Glucose Tolerance Test

Further information

Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here – NHS Choices – Your Pregnancy & Baby Guide

Midwife Clinics

The midwives run a clinic at the Witney Community Hospital from Monday to Friday 1.00pm – 4.00pm. Anyone wishing to see a midwife for advice will be welcome at this clinic.01993 708742

Planning your Pregnancy

If you’re planning on getting pregnant, you can improve your chances of conceiving and having a successful pregnancy. Follow these steps

UK National Screening Committee (NSC)

Provides key facts and resources for Antenatal and Newborn screening programmes. Find out more

Carers
Caring for Me and You

Online therapy package designed specifically to support people caring for someone with Dementia. Find out more

Carers Oxfordshire

Free, confidential advice, support, advocacy and information. 27 Horsefair, Banbury OX16 0AE 08457 125546

Emergency Carers support service

There are also courses available for carers, available in various location or online. Find out more

Carers UK

This site provides a wealth of information for carers. Find out more

Rethink Carers Support Service

A free service for or carers of patients affected by mental illness. Patients to not have to be receiving help or have formal diagnoses. Telephone 01865 455877

Witney Social Services

Social Services may be able to help both the carer and the person for whom they are caring. Find out more

Child Health
Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. Find out more

Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever. Find out more

Further information

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions NHS Choices – Childhood Illness

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children. Find out more

Headlice

Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children. Find out more

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks. Find out more

Wednesday Drop-in

The Health Visiting Team offer advice and support for well babies and children every Wednesday at the Wesley Children’s Centre (Methodist Church) from 9.15am – 11.00am.

Dental Treatment
Emergency Dental Treatment

We do not provide emergency dental treatment in this health centre.

If you are registered with a dentist then telephone them in an emergency.

Alternatively, please contact NHS 111

Domestic Violence
Helpline

The county have organised a campaign to increase the early reporting of abuse and to publicise a range of services to help people experiencing abuse and their families and friends. The helpline has been launched with 250 champions in front-line agencies across Oxfordshire, trained to help and support victims, providing a one-stop service. Contact them now 0800 731 0055

Reducing the Risk

Provides advice, support anmd help for people affected by domestic violence. Find out more

Further Information

Oxford Women’s Aid 01865 791416

Domestic Violence Coordinators 01295 754625

Housing Rights 01865 247853

Victim Support 01865 751511

Drugs and Alcohol
Abingdon Help Centre

Telephone 01865 328400

Al-Anon Family Groups

Provides support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Find out more

Alcohol Concern

A small charity working in England and Wales trying to change the conversations and attitudes people have about alcohol. Find out more

Base33 Youth Centre

A youth charity based in Witney. Telephone 01993 774402 Find out more

Drinkline

If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.0300 123 1110

One You Drinks Tracker - Mobile App

Drinking a bit too much can sneak up on you. Our free drinks tracker app makes it easy to keep an eye on the booze and take control with daily tips and feedback.

Download on the Apple App Store

Download on the Android App Store

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.0300 123 6600 Talk online

Turning Point (Witney Outpost)

For help with drug and alcohol advice. Telephone 01993 849405

Further information

1000For more information about the benefits of drinking less, top tips and more visit NHS Choices – Drinking and Alcohol
Alternatively, for more information on how drug misuse can be harmful to your health visit NHS Choices – The Effects of Drugs

Elderly Care
Age UK

The UK largest charity working with older people. Find out more

Elderly Accommodation Counsel

Details on virtually all UK based care homes. Find out more

Foot Care - Solemates

Footcare Sole Mates is a simple footcare service to help maintain and improve the independence and mobility of older people in our community.

This service is for older people who are unable to cut their own nails through reasons of frailty and difficulty bending, poor eyesight or problems with dexterity.

There is a fee of £13 per treatment.
For further information please contact Sole Mates on 01865 717615 or email solemates@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk

Generation Games

Exercise for over 50’s, provided by Age UK Oxfordshire’s physical activity service. Find out more

End of Life Care
Bereavement

We have a range of information and links for bereavement support, planning ahead and end of life decisions.
Find out more

Flu Clinics
Flu Clinics 2017

Our flu clinics can now be booked for the following dates:

Saturday 23rd September 2017
Saturday 7th October 2017
Saturday 21st October 2017

To make an appointment please contact reception.

Hay fever
Hay fever

Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollen. The symptoms of hay fever are caused when a person has an allergic reaction to pollen. Common hay fever symptoms are:

  • – a runny, itchy and/or blocked nose
  • – sneezing
  • – itchy eyes
Treatment - Steroid nasal sprays

Steroid nasal sprays help to prevent or reduce inflammation in the lining of the nose and some can help to relieve watery eyes.

Available from your local pharmacy.

Treatment - Decongestants

Decongestant nasal sprays and tablets are used to unblock the nose.

Available from your local pharmacy.

Treatment - Eye drops

Eye drops can be used to treat itchy or watery eyes.

Available from your local pharmacy.

Treatment - Antihistamines

Antihistamines help to relieve a runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes.

Available from your local pharmacy.

Further information

For more information about hay fever and how to treat it visit

NHS Choices – Hay fever

Keeping Healthy
COACH

Developed by the Oxfordshire GP Federations with NHS funding, COACH is a one-stop 24/7 health and care resource. Easily access trusted information needed to understand and manage health conditions and find local health and care support services. Find out more

Health and Care Oxfordshire app

This app shows you the best place to get help when you are ill, injured or need treatment. Find out more

Health & Care Oxfordshire App

Oxfordshire CCG has launched a new smartphone app to provide local people with valuable advice about the best places to get help when they are ill or injured in Oxfordshire. Find out more

Patient Health Advice

791 leaflets on health and disease. Our GPs have these same leaflets on their computer to print out for patients and carers during consultations. Find out more

Mental Health
Depression Alliance

Depression Alliance is the leading charity in the UK for anyone affected by depression. Offers opportunities to meet and chat, join a self-help group and learn more about treatment and recovery. Get advice now

Mind

Information and Support for all mental health issues. Mind Infoline 0300 123 3393 Find out more

Oxfordshire Mental Health Information

Links to mental health and community services in Oxfordshire, provided by Oxfordshire County Council. Find out more

Rethink

Help, information and support for all those affected by mental illness. Find out more

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information and discussion on a range of mental health topics, including podcasts and videos. Find out more

Samaritans

If something is troubling you, call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.116 123 Find out more

SANE

SANE is a leading UK mental health charity working to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. Telephone 0845 7678000 Find out more

South Central Veteran's Service

A specialist mental health service for anyone who has served in the British Armed Forces (regular and reserves)South Central Veteran’s Service

TalkingSpace Plus

This service is for people aged 18 upwards with mild to moderate anxiety disorders and depression, including those over 65. 01865 901222 Find out more

CBT Group Newsletter

The Harm Minimisation Service Oxfordshire

The brand new Harm Minimisation Service (HMS) has replaced the former Specialist Community Addictions Service (SCAS), offering a
range of new services.

Find out more

Clinic Opening and Drop-in Times

Further information

For more information about mental health, ways to cope with it and more visit

NHS Choices – Mental Health

One You – Feeling Stressed?

Postnatal Care & Clinics
Babies Sleep

Is your baby sleeping safely? Find out more

Early Days Group

For babies up to 12 weeks old, offering health advice and support with feeding. Bring your lunch and meet new parents. Every Thursday from 11.30am – 1.00pm at the Wesley Children’s Centre (Methodist Church) in the Radford Room.

Introduction to Solid Foods

This clinic is held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Witney Children’s Centre (Methodist Church) in the Wesley Centre from 11.30am – 12.30pm.

Wednesday Drop-in

The Health Visiting Team offer advice and support for well babies and children at the Wesley Children’s Centre (Methodist Church) from 9.15am – 11.00am.

Minor Illnesses
Ear Syringing

Self Treatment for a build-up of ear wax is often safe and effective. Please read and follow the guidance in our self-treatment leaflet for at least seven days before booking an appointment with a Practice Nurse. Book an appointment 01993 702911

Minor Illness Clinic

The Minor Illness clinic is run by our specially trained nurses, who are able to assess, diagnose and treat most problems, provide prescriptions when required and have the back up of the Duty Doctor at all times. This clinic is not suitable for babies under the age of six months. Book an appointment 01993 702911

Find out more

Minor Surgery

Most of the doctors carry out minor surgery. This can involve freezing warts, removing lumps and bumps and injecting joints. Book an appointment 01993 702911

Dr Bright offers an ear suction service for certain ear problems. You need to see your own GP who will make arrangements with Dr Bright as necessary. This service is unique in this area and often removes the need to travel to the hospital.

Sexual Health
Brook

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year. Get advice now

Chlamydia Screening

We now offer a free Chlamydia screening service which is available at the Health Centre. Our patients can access screening by requesting a kit through the Oxfordshire Contraception and Sexual Health services at The Alec Turnbull Centre, First floor, Raglan House between Towns Road Cowley Oxford OX4 3JH.

Opening times are:
Monday -Thursday 9.30am – 7.00pm
Friday 9.30am – 4.00pm
Saturday 10.30am -1.30pm.

Contact them on 01865 456666

Further information

For more information about Sexual Health topics including a contraception guide visit NHS Choices – Sexual Health

Family Planning Association

They are a sexual health charity. They give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK. Find out more

Oxfordshire Sexual Health Service

This website is aimed at everyone who is sexually active and provides information on contraception, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, emergency contraception and sexual assault. Find out more

Prostate Testing

For advice and information on Prostate Cancer call the Specialist nurses on 0800 074 8383

Find out more

Sexual Health clinic

We provide a walk-in sexual health clinic for registered and non-registered patients on the ground floor at the Windrush Health Centre, Mondays and Wednesdays from 3.30pm – 6.30pm. Registered patients can also access family planning advice and a range of contraceptive services with our nurses. Book an appointment 01993 702911

Find out more

Sexual Health Help Line

The Family Planning Association Sexual health help line can give you confidential information and advice 0845 122 8690

Witney Pregnancy Crisis Clinic

Offers advice about unexpected pregnancy, free testing and post abortion advice. They also offer a 10 week one-to-one post abortion recovery clinic. Contact them on 07815 645534

Email

Physiotherapy
Further Information

For more information visit NHS Choices – Physiotherapy

Exercising to Help Painful Weak Joints

Exercise helps mind, body and joints. We have provided an information leaflet which describes exercises that can help with various types of muscle and joint pain. Read the leaflet

Physiotherapy

Facilities are available at Witney Community Hospital. A referral from your doctor is necessary. Book an appointment 01865 904222

Physiotherapy Self Help Leaflets

The following booklets have been provided by the Oxford University Hospital Trust.

ACL Reconstruction

Activity Levels

Ankle Sprain

Clavicle

Knee

Low Back Pain

Phalangeal Fractures

Tenosynovitis

Whiplash

Stop Smoking
ASH

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) was established in 1971 (20 January) by the Royal College of Physicians. It is a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco. Find out more

SmokeFreeLife Oxfordshire

The free Stop Smoking service for Oxfordshire. Find out more

COACH

For more on the benefits of stopping smoking or to make an appointment without calling the practice. Find out more

Get a Plan

Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan. Get a plan now

Get Support Now

Choose from an app, Quit Kit, email, SMS and face-to-face guidance. Sign up now

NHS Smokefree - Mobile App

The Smokefree app can help you stop smoking by providing daily support and motivation. If you stay smokefree for the 4-week programme you’re up to five times more likely to stay quit for good.

Download on the Apple App Store

Download on the Android App Store

NiQuitin

Advice, support and online tools for smoking cessation. Find out more

Stop Smoking Clinic

Contact the Smoking Cessation Advisor at the Windrush Health Centre and make an appointment 01993 702911

Further information

For more information about the benefits of stopping smoking, top tips and more visit

NHS Choices – Stop Smoking

One You – Thinking of quitting?

Tests & Results
Blood Taking

You can book times to have blood tests on:

  • Mondays to Fridays AM
  • Tuesdays to Thursdays PM

Book your blood test online

Alternatively, telephone the surgery between:

  • 11.00am – 12.15pm or
  • 2.30pm – 6.00pm
ECG's

ECGs are ordered by the doctor and carried out by a nurse or one of the health care team, and are done by appointment only.

Find out more about the procedure here

Request Test Results

Request results of tests done in the practice.

Find out more

Weight Management
Am I a Healthy Weight

Calculation your BMI using this NHS Choices Tools

Get started on the nhs 12 Week Weight Loss Plan

The plan is designed to help you lose weight and keep it off. Get started now

One You Couch to 5K - Mobile App

The Couch to 5K app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers, download the app and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Download on the Apple App Store

Download on the Android App Store

One You Easy Meals - Mobile App

The free Easy Meals app is a great way to eat foods that are healthier for you. You’ll find delicious, easy meal ideas to help get you going if you’re ever short of inspiration.

Download on the Apple App Store

Download on the Android App Store

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight. Find out more

Want to get more active

Get help and advice from NHS Choices including 10 Minute workouts, 12 week fitness plan, running & cycling for beginners and much more. Get help now

Weight Watchers

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. We’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle. Find out more

Further information

For more information about the benefits of losing weight, top tips and more visit

NHS Choices – Weight Loss

One You – How healthy is your food?

One You – How much have you moved today?

Health Review Clinic

Health Review Clinic

Here we can help you monitor your condition

If you have been invited to submit a health review by your doctor,
please select the relevant form below.

If you would like to request a health review, please visit Reception
and send us a request.

If you have several long term conditions we can synchronise your
review appointments so that you make a minimum number of
visits to the surgery. To request this you will need to fill in
a Synchronisation Form.

Prescriptions and dispensary

Administration office