Bloxham & Hook Norton Surgeries

Godswell Lodge, Church Street, Bloxham, Banbury OX15 4ES

Appointments

Telephone lines are open at 8.00am each day for appointments, Bloxham surgery opens at 8.00am and Hook Norton at 9.00am.

Early surgery at Bloxham Surgery is on Tuesday mornings from 7.30am to 8.00am.

Late surgery at Bloxham Surgery is on Monday evenings from 6.30pm.

You can now book and cancel appointments online.

You are welcome to choose to see any of the GPs or nurses. When you request an appointment please let the receptionist know who you would prefer to see. When you arrive for your appointment please remember to check in with the receptionist.

Each appointment is for 10 minutes and if you require an extra long appointment and wish to discuss a number of problems please let the receptionist know when booking. This will help the doctor to keep to time and avoid keeping patients waiting for an excessive length of time. There will always be occasions, however, when the doctor is running behind, perhaps having been called out on an emergency or a particularly complicated consultation, when this happens the receptionist will let you know and we appreciate your understanding and patience.

Chaperone Policy

The practice has a chaperone policy which allows for patients to be appropriately chaperoned during certain consultations, please ask a receptionist if you would like to request a chaperone when booking your appointment or the clinician at the time of your consultation.

Home Visits

If you are unable to come to the surgery a doctor will visit you but please try to request the visit before 11 am.

Telephone Advice

If you would like to speak to a doctor please leave your number and reason for callback with the receptionist. The doctor will return your call as soon as possible; sometimes this may be at the end of surgery. Our practice nurses are also available to give advice over the telephone.

Out of Hours

If you need non-urgent medical assistance when the surgery is closed, please CALL 111.

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Doctors’ and Practice Nurse Surgeries

Doctors’ Surgeries – Bloxham

Doctors’ Surgeries – Hook Norton

Practice Nurse Surgeries

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 North Oxfordshire, hub sessions are held at Banbury Health Centre or other local GP practices.  Appointments can be booked through your usual GP Practice reception.

Banbury Health Centre hub appointments are available at various times between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm Monday to Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Pre-bookable appointments may be available at other North Oxfordshire GP practices Monday – Friday, 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/

Choose and Book

Choose and Book is a national electronic referral service which gives patients a choice of place, date and time for their first outpatient appointment in a hospital or clinic.

If you have been referred to a specialist by your GP you can find out more about managing your appointment online.

Visit Choose and Book