Our Appointment System

Doctor Appointments

We offer fifteen-minute surgery appointments with the doctor. Each doctor has his or her own consulting times. All routine appointments must be booked in advance. The receptionist will ask you to give brief details of your illness to enable us to offer you the most appropriate appointment.

If you require an urgent appointment, please discuss with the receptionist why you feel you need this. The staff have been trained to find the most appropriate care pathway for patients, and may suggest that you see another healthcare provider. If appropriate, you will be put on a telephone triage list at the surgery, and the Duty Doctor will contact you during the course of the day to discuss the issue.

In order to enable continuity of your care, we ask you to see one regular doctor wherever possible. Please remember to telephone and cancel your appointment if you no longer need it. 

On arrival at the surgery please either check yourself in on the Patient Check-in Screen or give your name to the receptionist.


Note that we use Language Line, a service offered by the NHS to help get the care that you need. Please inform Reception when booking that you need this facility, of when booking online make mention of the language that you require.

Hard of hearing patients can use the 111 service, with advice here:

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/urgent-and-emergency-care/nhs-111/

Please note that if you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, you may be asked to re-book. 

You may book an appointment online with Patient Access via the link at the top of this page (you must register for this service).

 

Nurse Appointments

When booking an appointment with the practice nurse, it is helpful if you can state your reason for seeing her so that we can book the appropriate amount of time. For example, a blood test, immunisations or contraception appointment is 10 minutes long, but if you need a dressing, both ears syringed, a cervical smear or to discuss your travel vaccinations we need to book you 20 minutes. For Travel Immunisations please see the nurse at least 8 weeks before you travel.

 

Evening and Weekend GP Clinics

Evening and weekend NHS appointments are now available in the new OxFed Evening and Weekend GP Clinics, located around the Oxford City area, where you can consult with a NHS GP, practice nurse, or other health professional. Appointments are booked by calling our Practice reception who can advise if the service is suitable for your needs. For more information about opening times and clinic locations please see the  Oxfed Website

 

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.