Free information session – 28 March at 10.30am

We are offering a free information session on the Management of Osteoarthritis of the knee with Victoria Dunne – Chartered Physiotherapist on Thursday 28th March- 10.30am at the Nettlebed Surgery. The session will last approx 45 minutes and is aimed at patients with arthritis of the knee. At the session we will discuss the factors […]

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Use antibiotics on your doctor’s advice

Antibiotics are essential to treat serious bacterial infections, but they are frequently being used to treat illnesses such as coughs, earache and sore throats that can get better by themselves. Taking antibiotics encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means that antibiotics may not work when you really need them. Despite […]

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Your Winter Plan

Have you thought about your winter plan? People are encouraged to have a personal winter plan so they are well prepared when the weather takes a turn for the worse and the season for flu, coughs and colds really kicks in. Tehmeena Ajmal, the county’s first winter director, said: “We would like everyone in Oxfordshire […]

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New Physiotherapist starts

We have a new private Physiotherapist, Victoria Dunne, starting at the surgery on Monday 28th January 2019. She will be working in the surgery on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Victoria can be contacted via her website www.thamesphysio.com or by phoning the surgery reception on 01491 641204.

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Get your free NHS flu jab now!

A flu vaccine is available for free on the NHS for the following: •People aged 65 years and over •Patients aged from six months to 65 years in clinical ‘at risk’ groups (see below) •Pregnant women •All children aged two to nine (but not 10 years or older) on 31 August 2018 •People in long-stay […]

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Antibiotic Use

Antibiotics are essential to treat serious bacterial infections, but they are frequently being used to treat illnesses such as coughs, earache and sore throats that can get better by themselves. Taking antibiotics encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means that antibiotics may not work when you really need them. Despite […]

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Patients Winter Plan

People are encouraged to have a personal winter plan so they are well prepared when the weather takes a turn for the worse and the season for flu, coughs and colds really kicks in. Tehmeena Ajmal, the county’s first winter director, said: “We would like everyone in Oxfordshire to have a winter plan for themselves […]

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Dermatology waits

We have been advised that all GP referrals to the Royal Berks Dermatology Dept have been suspended for the foreseeable future due to an inability to recruit consultants. Their Cancer Dermatology Dept is still taking referrals. This means that our patients may have to be referred to other hospitals further afield. If you require a […]

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Vasectomies provided by NHS

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) has made the decision to suspend GP referrals into the Oxfordshire Vasectomy Service with effect from 1 August 2018. The following message has been received ‘Due to unprecedented demand for the vasectomy service, the waiting list is now closed and the service is under review. New referrals are not being […]

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