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[updated 09.09.21]


Oxfordshire CCG is backing a campaign urging people to check their blood pressure (BP) regularly.

Know Your Numbers

The charity Blood Pressure UK is running its annual ‘Know Your Numbers’ campaign from 6-12 September 2021. People with undiagnosed and uncontrolled high BP are more at risk from serious health issues such as stroke and heart attack.

http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/your-blood-pressure/how-to-lower-your-blood-pressure/monitoring-your-blood-pressure-at-home/

Know Your Numbers Infographics.docx


Flu Programme 2021-2022

Our flu programme for 2021-2022 is in the planning stage. 

We are awaiting confirmation of vaccine delivery dates in order to plan our clinic dates.

Please do not contact us. We will contact you when we have our stock. There is a vaccine for you if you are eligible.

For further information see Further Information/Flu Programme in the green bar section at the bottom of the page.


Vaccinating 16 and 17 year olds

If you live in England and are aged 16 or over, you can get a COVID-19 vaccine from a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site without an appointment.

You do not need to be registered with a GP or bring any ID. It might help to bring your NHS number, if you know it.

If you've already had your 1st dose, you need to wait 8 weeks before having your 2nd dose.

If you're under 16 and eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, you cannot use these walk-in sites to get vaccinated. Please wait to be contacted by the NHS.


The most up to date information on walk in clinics including venues, dates and times, can be found on OCCG’s website here. 

https://www.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/your-health/walk-in-vaccine-clinics.htm

The Oxford Academy venue has been added to the NHS #Grabajab site. Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group are working with Oxford Health on plans to open the Kassam vaccination centre to allow walk-ins from early next week. 

The NHS has opened hundreds of sites where anyone aged 18 or over can turn up to get vaccinated without an appointment over the weekend and is urging anyone who has not received one to ‘grab a jab’.

find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site


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.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/blood-tests/

updated 31.08.21


Planned maintenance

  Our website is currently under review

           


                    

IMPORTANT: COVID TESTING

There is widespread confusion amongst our patients about home lateral flow tests versus laboratory PCR tests for covid19.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 such as a new cough or fever,  you MUST book a PCR test via https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test, or by calling 119 (not 111). Results are usually provided to you within about 24 hours, and are also recorded automatically onto your GP notes.  

LATERAL FLOW TESTS are only useful to screen for possible COVID-19 CARRIERS who have NO SYMPTOMS.
If you have a positive home lateral flow test, you must book a more accurate lab PCR test to confirm or refute that result.
The PCR test is the most accurate ‘Gold standard’ test.


In adults and older children with potential Covid symptoms we will (usually) require you to have had a negative Covid PCR before it is safe to book a face to face examination in the surgery. A negative home lateral flow test is not good enough if you have symptoms.


This is in order to safeguard other patients and staff with the building, your own close contacts, and the population as a whole.


This is likely to be the case until the majority of the population have had their two Covid vaccinations, even if you have had yours already.


Healthwatch would like to hear from you if you have used an interpreter for an appointment.

Please click on the posters below for more details or use the links to their social media posts.

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Using interpreters poster - Arabic

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/HealthwatchOxfordshire/posts/4323494924369537

Twitter - https://twitter.com/HealthwatchOxon/status/1410194396050513929


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