Minor Illnesses

Ear Wax Removal / 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 page. Alternative options to self-treatment are:

  • Referral to Ear Clinic at John Radcliffe (waiting time is approximately 12-16 weeks) – if you want this then please book a routine appointment with a Health Care Assistant who can check your ears for wax and then will arrange for your GP to do the referral.
  • Private wax removal services are available in Witney and surrounding area.

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.

Minor Illness Clinic

From Monday, March 23 the Trust will be operating a reduced service due to the redeployment of staff responding to increasing demands caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Therefore the opening hours of Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) and First Aid Units (FAUs) are changing.

From today the Minor Injury Unit at Witney Community Hospital is operating reduced hours but remains open seven days a week, from 10.00 am until 6.30 pm.

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

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