News

  • National Blood Bottle Supply Shortage
    There is a national shortage of blood bottles within the UK until further notice. This means all UK GP practices are affected by the current shortage and we are taking urgent steps alongside our hospitals to prioritise their use. This means currently we are taking appointments for URGENT blood tests only. We have been given […]
  • Late Summer Bank Holiday 2021
    The practice will be closed during the Late Summer Bank Holiday: Monday, 30 August 2021. Don’t forget to order your repeat prescriptions in time for the Bank Holiday. Your prescription will be ready within two working days. If you need a doctor for an emergency when the practice is closed, please call 111. They will […]
  • Staff Changes
    Cowley, 28th July 2021. Dear patients, This letter is to let our patients know that, after almost twelve years at Cowley Road Medical Practice, I will be leaving at the end of September this year. My family and I have decided that the time has come for a change of direction and a change of […]
  • When is the best time to be COVID vaccinated during pregnancy?
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
    The COVID-19 vaccination programme is open to anyone aged 18 and over. There are currently two vaccines being used locally in Oxfordshire: Pfizer/BioNTech Oxford/AstraZeneca The vaccines are allocated nationally and local centres do not have any influence over which they receive. You cannot choose which vaccine you have. When you book, you’ll only be offered […]
  • Opt-Out – Patient Data Sharing
    Dear Patient, We have been asked to share the following important information with you.  This practice has been asked to support vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research. https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research This collection will start […]
  • Information – Applying for Settled Status
    Below are some websites that can help in your application for Settled Status: Settled – https://settled.org.uk/ GOV.UK Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme – https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/applying-for-settled-status
  • COVID Vaccination Status
    Regarding certificates or evidence about your COVID vaccination status. We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice. Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information. Proof of your vaccination status will be available in the NHS app from 17th May 2021, and in some of the other apps that provide you with Patient online services.  The NHS app […]
  • Easter, May Day, and Spring Bank Holidays 2021
    The practice will be closed during the Easter, May Day, and Spring Bank Holidays: Friday, 2 April 2021 – Closed Monday, 5 April 2021 – Closed Monday, 3 May 2021 – Closed Monday, 31 May 2021 – Closed Don’t forget to order your repeat prescriptions in time for the Bank Holidays. Your prescription will be […]
  • Private Consultations and Private Investigations
    If you have a consultation privately, and tests are requested, it will not be possible for these to be done at the practice nor for your GP to arrange them. They will also need to be arranged privately. If your clinician has not made arrangements for the tests, then please contact their private secretary.
  • Blood Tests Requested by The Hospital and Other Providers
    If your hospital specialist recommends a blood test to be done at the GP surgery, the doctor who made the recommendation will need to provide a blood card (a request form) for the test. Without such a card, we will be unable to do the test. This is for safety reasons, to ensure that the […]
  • Ordering Repeat Prescriptions
    If you would like to order a repeat prescription, please do so by emailing your request to the practice on [email protected]
  • Think COVID!
    Every day we receive a significant number of calls from patients experiencing cough symptoms or fever who are not thinking that they have COVID because their symptoms are not severe. Unlike what may come across in the news and media, most people with COVID will have mild or moderate symptoms. So please, if you have […]
  • Coronavirus Vaccination
    We are receiving many telephone queries about coronavirus vaccinations. These are being offered for residents of Oxford city in a number of sites across the city, rather than at individual practices. We do not have vaccines at the surgery. Our patients will be invited to receive a vaccine in line with a priority list set […]
  • Coronavirus Vaccination for Health Care Staff and Social Care Workers
    If you are a health care worker and your employer has not already made arrangements for you to receive a COVID vaccine, please email your details to [email protected] with details of your role, and your employer. This information will be coded and passed to the relevant bodies who are organising vaccines for staff.
  • COVID Self-Isolation Rules
    If you have symptoms of COVID, you should start to self-isolate and arrange for a test. You should remain in self isolation from the day your symptoms started and the next 10 full days. Your household members must also self-isolate for 10 days from the start of your symptoms. They should not get a test […]
  • Christmas & New Year Holiday 2020 – Closure & Opening Times
    The practice will be open all weekdays over the festive period, except the bank holidays on December 25th, December 28th, and January 1st. Don’t forget to order your repeat prescriptions in time for Christmas and New Year. Your prescription will be ready within two working days. Thursday 24th December 2020: 8:30am – 6:00pm Friday 25th […]
  • Patient Journey
    Due to the ongoing issues surrounding Coronavirus we have had to adapt the way in which we operate.
  • Oxford edges towards a red alert as coronavirus cases double in a week
    People in Oxford are being urged to follow preventative measures after the number of coronavirus cases doubled in the space of a week. In the 7 days up to 25 September, there were 67 confirmed cases in Oxford, up from 33 in the previous week. This means that the weekly rate for Oxford currently stands […]
  • COVID – What to do? Should I have a test?
    What do I do if I think I might have coronavirus? If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it: – stay at home and avoid close contact with other people – do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital – use the NHS […]
  • Flu Clinic
    What is happening with the flu clinic this year?
  • Returning to school and returning to work
    Guidance on the government website
  • Data Sharing for Patients
    Data Sharing during Pandemic
  • Cervical Smear Information

    The practice has started offering smears and we are inviting patients for their cervical cancer screening

  • Do you need practical help?
    Are you worried about receiving your medication or about getting food during the coronavirus outbreak?
  • Late Summer Bank Holiday 2020
    The practice will be closed during the Late Summer Bank Holiday: Monday, 31 2020. Don’t forget to order your repeat prescriptions in time for the Bank Holiday. Your prescription will be ready within two working days. If you need a doctor for an emergency when the practice is closed, please call 111. They will provide […]
  • Cowley Road Medical Practice Services Update – 17 Aug 2020
    Dear Patients, Thank you for your support during this testing time for our community and for general practice. We are open for business almost as usual, (with a few important modifications.) Please don’t feel you need to keep away. We are here to help if you have a medical problem, and we are making sure […]
  • Spring Bank Holiday 2020
    The practice will be closed during the Spring Bank Holiday: Monday, 25 May 2020. Don’t forget to order your repeat prescriptions in time for the Bank Holiday. Your prescription will be ready within two working days. If you need a doctor for an emergency when the practice is closed, please call 111. They will provide […]
  • May Bank Holiday 2020
    Due to the current pressures the health service faces from Covid-19 the practice will remain open this Friday 8th May 2020 from 8.00 am until 2.00 pm, and then Out-of-Hours 111 will take over. Do not visit the practice in person and please check out the COVID-19 FAQ for more information.
  • Easter Bank Holiday 2020
    Due to the current pressures the health service faces from Covid-19 the practice will remain open this Friday 10th April 2020 and Monday 13th April 2020 from 8.00 am until 6.30 pm. Do not visit the practice in person and please check out the COVID-19 FAQ for more information.
  • Changes to Practice Processes in the Light of Coronavirus / COVID-19 – 27 July 2020
    For information about coronavirus, we would encourage patients to first look at the following websites https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus. Please only ask to speak to a clinician with your query about coronavirus if it cannot be answered online. We aim to keep our patients and our staff well. In line with the advice we have received, we wish to […]
  • What Do We Know About Coronavirus (COVID 19)
    Updated 29 Feb 2020 What is Coronavirus? Corona viruses are not new. They are familiar causes of colds and upper respiratory tract infections. They can cause mild illnesses, but are also responsible for severe infections (like SARS and MERS.) This virus is new. The first cluster of cases were identified in China on 31.12.2019, so […]
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Self-isolation Advice
    To find out more information on how to self-isolate, please visit the following links: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-self-isolation-for-patients-undergoing-testing/advice-sheet-home-isolation https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
  • Information for Patients Regarding Wuhan Novel Coronavirus Infection
    All travellers who develop relevant symptoms ( for example respiratory symptoms, shortness of breath, cough, fever) however mild, within 14 days of returning or transitioning from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau should not attend the practice, but should remain at home and immediately call NHS 111 […]
  • Adult Immunisations
    It is important to keep your immunisation status current. We offer a wide range of adult vaccinations. These includes: Pneumococcal vaccination https://www.pneumoaware.co.uk/ The Shingles vaccination https://www.shinglesaware.co.uk/ You can find out more about adult immunisations and vaccinations at this link. If you have been advised by a doctor/or need to have any of these vaccinations, please […]
  • Christmas & New Year Holiday – Closure & Opening Times
    The practice will be open all weekdays over the festive period, except the bank holidays on December 25th, December 26th, and January 1st. Don’t forget to order your repeat prescriptions in time for Christmas and New Year. Your prescription will be ready within two working days. Monday 23rd December 2019: 8:30am – 12:00pm and 1:30pm […]
  • East Oxford Health Walk – Every Thursday 10am
    Would you like to: Start some gentle exercise? Explore Oxford’s green spaces? Meet new people? Then why not join the East Oxford Health Walk. We meet at East Oxford Health Centre (in the Atrium) every Thursday at 10am. All walks are free to attend and are normally between 1-3 miles in length (30 – 60 […]
  • Why does the Receptionist Need to Ask What is Wrong with Me?
  • Come Along to Our Coffee Morning – Friday 27 Sept 2019
    Where: Cowley Road Medical Practice – Atrium When: Friday 27 September 2019 Time: 10am – 12 noon (ish)
  • Summer Bank Holiday
    The practice will be closed during the Summer Bank Holiday: Monday, 26 August 2019 – Closed Do not forget to order your repeat prescriptions in time for the Bank Holiday. Your prescription will be ready within two working days. If you need a doctor for an emergency when the practice is closed, please call 111. […]
  • Joining the Patient Participation Group
  • Why Do Our Patient Care Co-ordinators (Previously Known as Medical Receptionists) Need to Ask What’s Wrong with Me?
    It is not a case of being nosey. Our patient care co-ordinators are trained members of the practice team.  They have received training from our doctors to find out from patients why they are booking an appointment. This is to make sure that you receive: the most appropriate medical care, from the most appropriate health […]
  • Primary Care Networks Leaflet
    Download the Primary Care Networks (PCN) patient leaflet
  • TV Monitor in Waiting Room
    We have recently installed a TV monitor in the waiting room. We will be displaying NHS health campaigns and information about health-related events in Oxford. We will also be using the TV monitor to update you about any changes in the practice. Do check out the TV monitor the next time you are in the […]
  • Volunteers Needed: Walk Leader – Health Walks
    The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, an Oxford charity, is looking for volunteers to lead regular group health walks from East Oxford Health Centre to local green spaces. To find out more, please contact Carey Newson on [email protected]
  • Easter, May Day, & Spring Bank Holidays
    The practice will be closed during the Easter, May Day, and Spring Bank Holidays: Friday, 19 April 2019 – Closed Monday, 22 April 2019 – Closed Monday, 6 May 2019 – Closed Monday, 27 May 2019 – Closed Don’t forget to order your repeat prescriptions in time for the Bank Holidays. Your prescription will be […]
  • Christmas & New Year Holiday – Closure & Opening Times
    The practice will be open all weekdays over the festive period, except the bank holidays on December 25th, December 26th, and January 1st. Don’t forget to order your repeat prescriptions in time for Christmas and New Year. Your prescription will be ready within two working days. Monday 24th December 2018: 8:30am – 12:00pm. 12:00pm-6:00pm for […]
  • Become a Health Champion for Oxford
    OxFed is currently looking for volunteers to become a Health Champion for Oxford. Check out the leaflet to find out more on how to become a Health Champion for Oxford.
  • Appointments Not Attended
    Between 19th March and 29th March 2018 (9 consulting days) 100 appointments were missed by our patients. That is 25 HOURS of GP time and appointments missed in 9 days. If you are unable to make your appointment or no longer require it, please let us know by phone, text, email or online so we can […]
  • The Flu Vaccine
    Who should get the vaccine? adults 65 and over (including over 18’s at risk of flu) pregnant women children aged 2 and 3 children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 children aged 2 to 17 at risk of flu Flu Clinic We have a drop in Flu Clinic on […]
  • Staff Changes
    Dear Patients, There are several changes in the staff team that you may have noticed, or that you might notice in the weeks ahead. We wanted to let you know about the comings and goings in the team. Two of our doctors are going (but not for good)… Dr Jenkin is going on maternity leave […]
  • Newsletter
    We hope to bring you a regular newsletter in the near future! Meantime… based on feedback we have had, we thought it would be a good idea to let you know about parking at the practice.  We know this is often full and it is difficult to find a space.  The practice does not own […]
  • Evening and Weekend Clinics
    Evening and weekend NHS appointments are now available in the new OxFed Evening and Weekend GP Clinics, located in Botley, Summertown and East Oxford, where you can consult with a NHS GP, practice nurse, or other health professional. Appointments are booked by calling our reception who can advise if the service is suitable for your needs. […]
  • CQC Rating of Good overall.
    The practice was inspected recently by the Care Quality Commission and received a Good rating overall. We were given an Outstanding rating for our care of vulnerable patients. You can read the full report at http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAF2370.pdf

National blood bottle supply shortage – 20 Sept 2021

Urgent message regarding blood tests: https://www.cowleyroadmedicalpractice.org.uk/2021/09/06/national-blood-bottle-supply-shortage/

 

New Patients – 20 Sept 2021

We are happy to register new NHS patients within our practice boundary area: https://www.cowleyroadmedicalpractice.org.uk/the-practice/new-patients/

 

Patient Journey – 20 Sept 2021

Due to the ongoing issues surrounding Coronavirus we have had to adapt the way in which we operate. To help patients understand how we now operate, we have created a guide to the processes that take place in the practice: Patient Journey

 

Ordering repeat prescriptions – 20 Sept 2021

If you would like to order a repeat prescription, please do so by emailing your request to the practice on [email protected]. Alternatively, please speak to your pharmacist who will be able to make the request for you. If you are not sure about your list of medications, please look at the paper that comes with your medication – the list will be there. Your pharmacist will also be able to give you a list. Patients are no longer able to order repeat prescriptions directly through the website. This is a patient safety measure, to make sure that all requests are properly checked before the medication is authorised. We do not accept requests by telephone, again, for reasons of patient safety

 

Think COVID! – 20 Sept 2021

Every day we receive a significant number of calls from patients experiencing cough symptoms or fever who are not thinking that they have COVID because their symptoms are not severe. Unlike what may come across in the news and media, most people with COVID will have mild or moderate symptoms. So please, if you have a new cough or fever, no matter how mild, or a loss in your sense of taste or smell, think COVID, isolate at home and arrange a COVID test. You may have only one of those symptoms – for example, just a fever, and still have COVID.

 

Further advice about managing your symptoms can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or by calling 111.

 

Coronavirus vaccination – 20 Sept 2021

We are receiving many telephone queries about coronavirus vaccinations. These are being offered for residents of Oxford city in a number of sites across the city, rather than at individual practices. We do not have vaccines at the surgery. Our patients will be invited to receive a vaccine in line with a priority list set out by the national body responsible for vaccination. We cannot change the order. Please be patient – you will receive your invitation in due course when it is your turn.

 

Coronavirus vaccination for health care staff and social care workers – 20 Sept 2021

If you are a health care worker and your employer has not already made arrangements for you to receive a COVID vaccine, please email your details to [email protected] with details of your role, and your employer. This information will be coded and passed to the relevant bodies who are organising vaccines for staff.

 

COVID self-isolation rules – 20 Sept 2021

If you have symptoms of COVID, you should start to self-isolate and arrange for a test. You should remain in self-isolation from the day your symptoms started and the next 10 full days. Your household members must also self-isolate for 10 days from the start of your symptoms. They should not get a test unless they have symptoms. A negative test during their period of isolation does not mean that your contacts can return to work or normal activities. If you still feel unwell at the end of 10 days, you should seek medical advice, and not return to work. You may return to work if your only symptoms are cough or loss of sense of smell. The full guidance can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

Do you need practical help? – 20 Sept 2021

Are you worried about receiving your medication or about getting food during the coronavirus lockdown? Are you worried about a neighbour or a relative?

Voluntary support may be obtained through https://oxfordtogether.org/. You can register yourself or a relative or someone you are concerned about for support. The council has a coronavirus helpline which can be found at https://www.oxford.gov.uk/info/20301/coronavirus_information_and_guidance or by calling 01865 249 811