Appointments - 01993 822176
We are happy to offer a variety of appointments to patients.
These can be a surgery appointment to see one of the doctors (we have recently increased consultation length to 15 minutes) and these can be either at Burford Surgery, or at Carterton Health Centre (branch surgery).
You can book a telephone appointment.
You can send an email to the doctor.
You can request a home visit if you are unable to get to the surgery (we usually discuss this with you first on the phone).
If you have an enquiry or problem with a hospital appointment please can you speak to the consultant's secretary or one of our administration team first. A significant number of appointments with the doctors are spent on this which has a knock on effect with availability. If you are unsure you can fill in an enquiry form and we will check between the admin team and the doctor involved.
Appointments with the chronic disease nurse, practice nurse and health care assistant can be made by speaking to one of the receptionists.
Extended hours at PML's Neighbourhood Access Hubs
Our patients now have even better access to a doctor at the weekends and in the evenings.
Neighbourhood Access Hubs developed by Principal Medical Limited (PML) on behalf of Oxfordshire practices in 2015, have extended their opening hours so that yet more patients can benefit from national GP Access funding (GPAF). This is great news for the 300,000+ patients registered with the 36 PML GP Federation practices in Oxfordshire.
The aims of the service remain the same; patients requesting a pre-bookable GP appointment at their own practice, may be offered an appointment at a nearby location, with a local GP or nurse who has access to their medical records. This provides more appointments for patients during the day, the evenings and at weekends, while relieving GP practices of some of the pressure of providing treatment for minor illnesses.
What does this mean for you? - No change in the booking process for appointments. - You may be offered an appointment during normal or extended hours at a Hub location.
In West Oxfordshire, Hub sessions are held in Witney's Windrush Health Centre (Ground floor). Appointments can be booked through your usual GP practice. Hub appointments at Windrush Health Centre (Ground floor) are available at various times, between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm, Monday to Friday, and on Saturday mornings.
Pre-bookable appointments may be available at other local West Oxfordshire GP practices between 6.30pm and 8.00pm. Your usual GP practice can provide up-to-date information on appointment times and locations of Hubs. Making more time available at the Surgery means that we will be able to put more focus into preventive care, offering longer appointments and concentrated treatment for patients with long-term conditions and complex needs.
Find out more about the Neighbourhood Access Hubs here: https://www.principal-medical.co.uk/pml-services/