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Welcome to West Bar Surgery
Welcome to our surgery website. We hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services . Also follow the Patient Group tab to the right to read a history of West Bar Surgery.
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OPEN MEETING FOR PATIENTS
You may be aware that we have been in discussions with Principal Medical Ltd (PML) and Woodlands Surgery considering how we might work more closely together to improve services for patients.
We have set up an open meeting for patients from our surgery and Woodlands Surgery to enable input into our discussions and to gain a better understanding of patients views.
The meeting will take place at Banbury Town Hall on Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 7:00pm and is scheduled to last an hour.
West Bar Surgery is signing up to be a parkrun practice. What does this mean? We will be encouraging staff and patients to attend the Banbury parkrun as volunteers, runners, walkers, spectators. There's evidence that whatever level people participate at there are positive mental and physical health benefits.
free, outdoors & accessible to all; the opportunity to socialise, make friends and be part of a welcoming, supportive community; improves health and wellbeing through physical activity, including volunteering; NOT a race - walk, run, jog or spectate: parkrun are proud to say that their average times have gone UP since starting - as in more 'less speedy' people are doing it; 5k based around a park.
We will try to get a whole lot of staff and patients doing the 'NHS couch to 5k' app & once they are at 5k (theoretically in about 9 weeks) a big group will do the park run.
Parkrun Information click HERE
Due to Protected Learning Time. (A period time allocated for learning activities which are not meant to be interrupted by clinical duties)
West Bar Surgery will be closed from 12:30 and 16:30 on Thursday 12th July 2018.
Please read our Privacy Notice
Our privacy notice explains why our GP Practice collects information about you, how that information may be used and which organisations the information will be shared with to ensure you receive the best possible care. Click Privacy Notice to download.
Oxfordshire Minor Eye Conditions Service.
Free NHS assessment for minor eye conditions at a local optician. If you have a problem with your eyes such as those listed inside this leaflet, then this service can assess and treat you. The service is funded by the NHS and is available from local opticians throughout Oxfordshire.
Please click Primary Eyecare Oxfordshire Service to read the leaflet
HELP US TO HELP YOU
Please click HERE to read Cox & Robinson new closing time and Repeat Prescription changes.
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
You may be aware that we had a recent incident where a violent patient caused a lot of damage at the surgery including smashing up the patient check in screen, signage, lighting and one of the iPad’s used to issue car parking permits.
We would like make all patients are aware that we have a Zero Tolerance Policy regarding violent, aggressive and threatening behavior. This will not be tolerated and any such patients will be de-registered and asked to find an alternative GP surgery. In very serious cases, patients are put on the Violent Patient Scheme which means that they have to access Primary Care services at a secure center.
BANBURY PRIMARY CARE
Some of you may have seen an article in the Banbury Guardian 28/09/2017
suggesting that a private company was going to take over West Bar Surgery.
Please click Banbury Primary Care to read the document.
Flu Vaccinations are still available for at risk patients
The option to email firstname.lastname@example.org will cease on Wednesday 7th February 2018 and patients will be directed to use Patient Access in conjunction with other existing options.
If you are not already registered with Emis Patient Access then please sign up by following the directions. Click Here
BACK TO SCHOOL
Children pick up all sorts! Please visit the Pharmacy first.
If you have a rash or think you may have chicken pox,
please inform the receptionist either on the phone, or at the reception desk when you arrive.
This is a Public Health England campaign to get young people immunised.
Don’t forget to get your #MenACWY and #MMR jabs this summer! It could save your life. @PHE_uk
Would Patients bringing children to the surgery, please bring something to keep them occupied. The surgery is a working environment so, although we do have some toys, there is not a lot for children to play with. This is ESPECIALLY the case if you are coming to Monday walk in.
One Click Away
Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home. Convenience doesn’t stop there and you can now access a number of services online.Ordering a repeat prescription , booking an appointment or sending us your comments are just a click away. And if you’re not yet registered with us you can download the necessary forms here too.
Please note we have introduced the facility to book some appointments online. You will need log on details, but only if you haven't registered for online prescriptions already. Please contact us via email@example.com if you require log on information.
If you would like to take a look at our Appointment Guide or our Nursing team Guide please click on the link.
The Big Health and Care consultation
This is your chance to share your views and opinions on proposals to change some healthcare services in Oxfordshire.
Click here to take part.
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Friends & Family Test
Please see the Friends & Family Test page under the Further Information tab to the right of this page. You can enter the survey via this link www.leavemyfeedback.com/4474
To see the views of our patients select the Friends & Family Test page from the list on the right. The latest result shows 95% of our patients would recommend your surgery.
All patients have a named GP.
This GP is responsible for the co-ordination of all appropriate services required under the contract and ensuring they are delivered to each of their patients where required (based on the clinical judgement of the named accountable GP).
The GP you next see will confirm who is your named GP.
Follow this link to read about how West Bar Surgery contributes to the development of new GPs.
NHS England care.data
There are changes coming in how we protect the information that we record in your medical record. The changes make it a legal obligation for us to share your information. The proposed benefits of sharing identifiable data are to help plan and monitor effective patient services especially where you may receive care from several different organisations. Please see the Patient Advice tab to the right which provides further information.
What do you need to do?
If you are happy for NHS England to direct the HSCIC to extract, store and manage your data you need do nothing. The information will automatically be taken from our computer system.
If you do not want your information to be taken you must tell us and we are able to block the upload of your identifiable and personal information.
If you are happy for your data to be used by HSCIC for anonymised reports but not shared with other agencies or companies in identifiable format, let us know so that we can add an alert to your record.
Text Messaging - Appointment Reminders
We have introduced an additional service to help you remember your appointment. You will now receive an appointment reminder by text to your mobile phone the day before your appointment, with the exception of Monday appointments where the reminder will be sent on a Friday.
To ensure you receive a text message please check the number we hold with our receptionists.
Should you not want to receive a reminder by text please advise our receptionists and they will ensure this is recorded.
Health and Happiness
Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.
Please take a few moments to look through the website and get acquainted with
everything that's on offer. Find out how to do the sort of things you expect like prescriptions and appointments, but keep surfing and you may also find out about services you did not know we offered.
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(Site updated 20/07/2018)