Evening & Weekend Clinics

New physiotherapy service and two extra clinics for patients in Oxford

OxFed’s Evening and Weekend GP Clinics Service is expanding.

OxFed’s popular Evening and Weekend GP Clinics Service, initially launched in May 2017 at Bartholomew’s Medical Centre is now expanding to offer new ‘see and treat’ physiotherapy appointments for patients and adding two new clinic locations in Botley and Summertown, making it even more convenient to access a wider range of  local general practice services in Oxford.

Evening and Weekend GP Clinics

The service already offers a wide range of primary care services including GP, Nursing and Phlebotomy appointments, every weekday evening between 5pm and 8pm and on both Saturdays and Sundays between 8am and 1pm at St Bartholmew’s in Manzil Way, East Oxford.

Since its launch, the service has continued to go from strength to strength, supported by a team of over 25 heath care professionals and support staff and offering over 3,000 appointments to date.

To complement the existing services at our Evening and Weekend Clinics, OxFed are delighted to report new enhancements to the service in the coming months.

New 'see and treat' physiotherapy appointments from October

From October, OxFed will be trialing ‘see and treat’ physiotherapy appointments from St Bartholomew’s Medical Centre. The physiotherapy service is a new assessment service intended for patients presenting to their practice with straightforward problems affecting their muscles or joints and for simple sports injuries. The patient will be assessed by a physiotherapist and provided with self-help advice, immediate treatment or further referral if required.

New clinics in Botley and Summertown from November

From November, we will be expanding our locations with the addition of two further host sites within Oxford City, these will be located at Botley Medical Centre, OX2 9JS and Summertown Health Centre, OX2 7BS. These sites will be providing additional appointments between 5pm and 8pm on a Monday and Friday evening respectively.

Positive patient feedback

Continued feedback from both practices and patients alike are very positive, with recent patient survey’s indicating that 99% of those surveyed would recommend the service to friends and family. Of these, 86% of patients found the appointment times of the service were more convenient for their particular needs than the more conventional times offered by their registered practice.

The service is accessed through the reception of the patient’s registered practice, who will also be able to advise on their suitability for the service.

ENDS

Notes

The OxFed website will be updated with additional information as services go live.

About OxFed

Established in 2014, and wholly owned by Oxford’s NHS GP practices, OxFed is a new kind of not-for-profit healthcare organisation. Our members care for the city’s 224,000 strong population, providing healthcare in people’s homes and in local general practices across the city. www.oxFed.uk

OxFed’s Evening and Weekend Clinic Services are part of the 7-Day Access to GP Services scheme which is commissioned by Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and funded by NHS England.