The number of coronavirus cases in Oxford is rising, particularly among 20 to 30 year olds. While you may not experience the worst of the symptoms yourself, you may pass it onto loved ones who do. It is up to each of us to stop the virus spreading. Play your part to help stop the spread: keep your distance, wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering, and avoid car sharing if you can. If you have any coronavirus symptoms, you must self-isolate immediately and call 119 to book a test. And if you’ve been abroad to a country that is not on the exemption list, you must by law self-isolate for 14 days. Visit: www.gov.uk
NHS Volunteer Responders have been supporting tens of thousands of people across England during COVID-19, with tasks including; collecting shopping, delivering prescribed medicines and making ‘check in and chat’ calls.
Restrictions may be easing but NHS Volunteer Responders are still here to help those self-isolating, including people with long term health conditions or who have been advised to shield at any point.
If you or someone you know needs helps with essential tasks, NHS Volunteer Responders are here to help - please call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm). People with caring responsibilities and frontline health and care staff can also request support.
Supplementary Privacy Notice (Covid -19); Information for Patients
We have published a new notice which describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the Covid-19 outbreak. It supplements our main Privacy Notice which is available here.
Change in Partnership
Dr Peter Grimwade retired from the partnership on 30/9/2019. He has played a very significant role in the success of the practice since he joined as a partner in 2008 and will be missed by his colleagues and patients alike.
Dr Dominic Matthews joined the practice as a salaried GP in January 2019 and will be joining Drs Uden and Ward as a partner on 1/10/2019.
Primary Care Network
Bampton Medical Practice has joined the Rural West Primary Care Network. This means that in the years ahead, the practice will be working more closely with Broadshires Health Centre, Burford Surgery and Charlbury Medical Centre in planning and delivering services for the 31,000 patients registered with one of these practices.
The NHS Long Term Plan
The Government’s 10-year plan sets out how the additional investment of £20.5bn promised in 2018 will be spent. A number of key areas are in line for a funding boost including the digitalisation of care delivery, access to mental health services and community health services. Spending on out-of-hospital care through general practice and community health services will increase by £4.5bn over the next five years. Older people will be supported through more personalised care and stronger community and primary care services.
Community multidisciplinary teams will work within new primary care networks which will comprise groups of neighbouring GP practices, typically covering 30-50,000 people. Community multidisciplinary teams will be staffed by GPs, pharmacists, district nurses, community geriatricians, dementia workers and AHPs such as physiotherapists and podiatrists/chiropodists. The Plan specifies that primary care networks will be joined by social services and the voluntary sector.
Live Well Oxfordshire
Have you ever wondered how to find out about local wellbeing activities and services? The Live Well Oxfordshire website is Oxfordshire County Council’s online directory of over 2000 activities and services available across the county. The directory can be accessed here: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/livewell
An event for carers is being held on Tuesday 11th September 2018 in Kidlington. Please click here for further information.
Fair Processing & Privacy Notice Updated
The General Data Protection Regulation becomes law on 25/5/2018 and we have updated our Fair Processing and Privacy Notice accordingly. Please click here to see the new notice.
Online Access to Medical Records
If you wish to view your medical records online, please read this leaflet and complete this application form.
If you have already registered as a user of our patient portal (called “Patient Access”) please send us your completed application form, marked for the attention of the Practice Manager.
If you have not yet registered as a user of Patient Access, please ask our reception desk to organise this for you. You will be asked to show your passport or photo-driving licence.
We will call you when your application has been processed. This can take up to 10 days. There is no charge for this service.
Carterton Health Centre - reception staffing
Reception at Carterton will soon reduce to a single member of staff each morning.
The clinical team will remain as it is currently but all repeat prescriptions will be prepared at Bampton
If you are a regular patient at Carterton and require repeat medication, please download and keep a copy of the update from the link below.
Hard copies are also available to collect at Reception if you are visiting the Practice.
Carterton update - July 2017