Oxfordshire GP Practices core hours are 8am to 6.30 pm weekdays
In this section you can find your local GP Surgery website and look at their CQC rating, opening times (as many do extended hours), contact details, how to register, local Practice news, register to view medical records and book appointments using online services.
GP surgeries look after the health of people in their local community and deal with a whole range of health problems. You would normally see GPs or other healthcare professionals at their premises (surgery). If your GP cannot deal with a problem then you’ll usually be referred to hospital for tests, treatment, or to see a consultant with specialist knowledge.
Don't forget, there are a number of tools available that could provide appropriate support outside GP Surgery hours or help you avoid having to visit your GP at all, such as Health A-Z or NHS 111 online.
Abingdon GP Practices
The Abingdon Surgery
Berinsfield Health Centre
Clifton Hampden Surgery
Long Furlong Medical Centre
The Malthouse Surgery
Marcham Road Family Health Centre
GPAF and Home Visiting Service
GPAF Extended hours HUB’s
ABINGDON GP PRACTICES PROVIDE 7 DAY ACCESS TO PATIENTS
In 2014 the NHS established the GP Access Fund to improve access to general practice and stimulate innovative ways of providing primary care services. The GP Access fund (GPAF) Service has enabled 6 GP Practices in Abingdon and the wider district to provide additional GP and other clinician appointments in the evenings and at weekends. Patients are being offered a wider range of appointment times and the service will relieve pressure on general practice in core hours.
Abingdon Surgery, Berinsfield Health Centre, Clifton Hampden Surgery, Long Furlong Medical Centre, Malthouse Surgery and Marcham Road Family Health Centre currently work as a collective, with each surgery providing extended hours hub services on different days. The extended service provides additional appointments 6pm-8pm each evening, Saturday morning and Sunday morning. Patients will need to book appointments through their own surgery, even if the appointment is in a different Practice. Please find the dates and locations below:
Benefits of the service include:
Increasing the range of clinicians in primary care to enable delegation of workload from GPs to other clinicians and to provide more specialized service to patients.
Reduction in numbers of patients attending A&E for minor conditions that could be managed by a GP during the periods covered by the Hub.
Reductions in numbers of unplanned admissions and A&E attendances for frail elderly patients and those with complex co-morbidities due to availability of longer appointments for proactive care in freed up time.
To increase capacity within GP surgeries to enable primary care to meet additional needs across the county and release GP time to spend on complex patients where they can make most difference to outcomes.
Please note: These appointments will not replace the current urgent 111 service. If patients require an urgent GP appointment outside of the GP Practice core contract hours of 8am-6.30pm weekdays they will need to call 111. The weekend service is for routine appointments not for emergencies or walk-in appointments.
Home Visiting service
An Early / Primary Care Home Visiting Service model has now been rolled out in Abingdon and the wider district.
The initiative is designed to help balance some of the pressures that GPs and the wider health sector are facing as a result of stretched NHS budgets and an increased demand for services. The Primary Care Home Visiting Service will free up time for those GPs who remain based in the surgery seeing patients who can get there themselves, allowing time for longer appointments.
The Primary Care Home Visiting Service Paramedics will provide a responsive service to patients and Carers, enabling them to access the full range of ambulatory and support services required to maintain care at home.
This service is offered for those who are eligible via referral by a GP.