Clinics & Services
Our practice nurses are specially trained to provide nursing care to patients in our practice.
You can consult with them directly (you do not have to see the doctor first) during Open Surgery (morning) and by appointments (afternoon).
Our nurses offer a wide range of services such as
- wound care
- ulcer dressing
- ear syringing
- blood tests (where we are able to book the first five every morning)
- blood pressure checks
- dressings and removal of stitches
- travel advice - Need to book a double appointment with the nurse
- and other clinical care.
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings we have our practice Health Care Assistant here to take blood, carry out new patient health checks, and attend to dressings.
Services we offer
Our minor surgery clinic is held on a Thursday. This is run by Dr Rohit Kotnis.
Child Health Clinic
Fridays 2:30pm – 3:30pm
(For Healthy Babies and Under Fives)
A nurse will give immunisations to the under fives.
We have a midwife here on Friday morning between 9:00am and 1:00pm.
She provides antenatal care during your pregnancy.
All our doctors and our practice nurses are trained to give advice, and offer a full range of services including emergency contraception, or you can attend the Family Planning Clinic at Raglan House, Between Towns Road. You may also call the clinic on 01865 456666.
Heart Checks and Diabetic Checks
Patients are contacted to attend for a blood test and have a follow up appointment with the practice nurse to discuss their results and receive advice on prevention of heart disease through diet and exercise and medication.
Patients are contacted and invited to attend consultations with our practice nurse to monitor both their condition and medication.
The practice nurse can provide advice and vaccinations appropriate for your travel abroad. We recommend that you see her at least a month before you travel to ensure completion of the full course of recommended vaccines. Each traveller needs their own individual appointment. Please ensure that you mention you require travel service when booking your appointment as a double appointment needs to be booked.
You will also be advised as to the cost of vaccinations as some of these are not covered under NHS services.
Our practice nurse will advise you about any immunisations you should have to keep up to date.
We encourage patients with chronic medical conditions or over sixty-five years old to have a flu vaccination annually. These clinics are held between September and February.
Our practice nurse offers a wide range of advice and support to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle e.g. stopping smoking, exercise, menopause and dietary advice.
She is now available at our Practice every Wednesday and Friday afternoon, she can see the patients for:
- Medication Review/ Polypharmacy review
- Medicinces reconciliation and review post hospital discharge
- Answering any medication related queries
- Supporting the GP prescribing lead in helping practices meet requirements
District Nurses are specially trained to address nursing needs and provide care to patients in their own homes.
They care for a wide range of people including post operative surgical patients, people with long term medical problems, and palliative care needs.
Our District Nurses are based at East Oxford Health Centre and can be contacted on 01865 264947. An answer machine may pick up your call; however, the messages are listened to throughout the day.
The team is also based in the same building as the District Nurses.
Health Visitors can help with a broad range of issues and support for children, primarily under five and their families. They can be contacted on 01865 264967 where an answer phone will take messages if they are unavailable.
The midwife holds a regular weekly antenatal clinic on Friday mornings by appointment. The GPs and Midwives share antenatal care at St Clements.
Chaperone Policy and Procedure
AIM: To be sensitive, respectful of the patients' dignity and confidentiality
Our Clinicial will
- Ask if you would like chaperone during your examination/procedure
- Inform the chaperone of what the examination is
- Document in your medical records the attendance of a chaperone. It will also be noted if you decline
Our Chaperone will
- Introduce themselves and will be wearing a tabard and a badge.
- Ask if you have given consent to the chaperones presence
- Ask if you require any further information about the nature of the examination
- Ask if you have given consent to the examination/procedure
- Will document their attendance on your medical record
The chaperone will stand within the privacy curtain and will make you feel comfortable. They will make eye contact with you without making you feel uncomfortable. They will reassure you if they sense signs of distress or discomfort and ask if you require the clinician to pause or stop.
At the end of the examination / procedure
Our chaperone will
- Ask if you require assistance in re dressing
- Provide privacy and dignity whilst you re dress
- Ask when you as a patient are happy for them to leave the room
If you are concerned at all after the examination please ask to speak to the chaperone in attendance BEFORE leaving the practice.
A confidential discreet discussion will be offered.
Our Trained Chaperones are:
GMC - "Maintaining Boundaries - Intimate Examinations 2013"