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The Leys Health Centre , Dunnock Way, Oxford, OX4 7EXTel: 01865 778244
Dr Andy Valentine has left the practice, his patients have been registered with Dr Elizabeth Small or to our new GP, Dr Steve Begeti.
Dr Orlagh Bradley’s patients have been registered to Dr Lucy Minden, who joined us in October.
Dr Christine Brown has left the practice, her patients will be registered with Dr Elizabeth Small.
Dr Elizabeth Small is currently on maternity leave, her patients are being taken care of by Dr Rana Nafousi.
Dr Eleri Shellens and Dr Kathryn Brown are both back from maternity leave.
Patients are able to book to see any of the practice GP’s as usual.
You can now contact us via the Web to:
- book appointments
- order prescriptions
- see test results and some other parts of your medical record
- let us know about address changes
Click on the EMIS Access link for more information on this time-saving new service!
Out of HoursOur phone lines are closed between 6.30pm and 8.00am weekdays, Saturdays Sundays and Bank Holidays. If you need a doctor urgently when we are closed, please call 111. Calls to 111 are free.
Home Visits If you are too frail or sick to attend surgery, please contact Reception before 10.30am if possible. If you explain to Reception exactly what is wrong, it will help the doctor see the most urgent cases first.
Please see below for frequently asked questions, or feel free to contact us at Leys.PPG@nhs.net for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Patient Participation Group?
This will be a small group of patients who have agreed that the practice may ask them some questions from time to time, such as what they think about the quality of the service the practice provides. This PPG will also help decide the topics that are asked about in the practice’s Patient Surveys.
How much time would I need to give?
The practice will usually contact the members of the PPG via email, but we also post information around the practice and, where possible, via the Leys News paper. Questions will be kept short and “to-the-point,” so it should only take a few minutes of your time on each occasion. We are not likely to contact you more than five times per year.
Who is needed?
We would like to recruit the PPG from as broad a range of backgrounds as possible. This is so we get a group that truly reflects the variety of patients at the practice. For example, we need young people, workers, retirees, people with a variety of disabilities or long-term health problems, those from diverse ethnic backgrounds, patients who use the surgery regularly and those who don’t, as well as the housebound etc.
How do I join?
If you are interested in joining the practice's Patient Participation Group, all you need to do is click here to fill out a short form and return it to the practice. This does not commit you to anything other than receiving PPG communications, either now or in the future, and you can opt out of the PPG at any time if you so wish..
Please click on the link above to become a member of our PPG and give us your views.
What happens next?
Once we have your details, we will include you when we next contact the members of the PPG.
We very much look forward to hearing from you !
Please note that medical information should not be sent via email.
What if I sign up and then change my mind about being in the PPG?
We'll be sorry to lose you, of course, but opting out of the PPG is very straight forward. Just email Leys.PPG@nhs.net with "PPG no thanks" in the subject line or drop a note into reception.
Come and find out about the new Primary Care Network Initiative and the work that the Practice is doing with Carers Oxfordshire.
Notes from previous meetings
Meeting Minutes DRAFT PPG November 2019
Primary Care Network Information for Patients
Primary Care Networks Presentation November 2019
Meeting Minutes PPG February 25th 2019
Meeting Minutes PPG February 27th 2018
Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group almost always has consultations and public involvement activities on-going. Click on the link below for the current list.
South Central Ambulance Service Newsletter
South Central Ambulance Service Patient Survey
Age UK - get the picture - a project for 50+ to get involved in NHS policy in the Blackbird Leys area
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