Clinics & Services
Please note as of September 2017, we have a new Physiotherapist on site, Eva Paulini. Click here for more info
NHS Health Checks
The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.
For further information please click here to download an information leaflet about NHS Health Checks.
For further information about NHS checks and dementia assessment Dementia Leaflet
Asthma, COPD, Diabetes & Blood Pressure Clinics:
Appointments are available each week with our Practice Nurses who have been trained in the management of these condition.
The Leys have a physiotherapist who is able to assess, provide advice and if necessary refer conditions such as sprains, back pain, arthritis, strains, posture problems, sport and workplace injuries and reduced mobility problems. She is also able to organise pain relief. Please book through Reception.
For those who need a blood test, these are normally held every morning on a daily basis and also on a Tuesday afternoon, by staff who have been trained as a Phlebotomist. Please make an appointment if you are asked to have a blood test.
By appointment with a Practice Nurse or your own doctor. It is recommended that all women from 25 to 50 years old have a smear every three years. Women aged between 50 and 65 are recommended to have a smear test every five years.
Counselling / Psychology:
Specialist staff run sessions at the Health Centre every week. Your doctor will refer you as appropriate.
Family Planning & Well-Woman Clinics:
By appointment at weekly nurse clinics, or with your own doctor. Advice is given on all aspects of women’s health including menopausal problems and all methods of contraception including coil fitting and emergency contraception – the “morning after pill.”
***Sadly due to GP shortages we CANNOT offer any COIL FITTING appointments at The Leys now. This will remain the case until GP staffing improves and we cannot give a definative date when they will return at present. Patients wishing to have a coil will now need to go to the GUM clinic at the Churchill. Please call Oxford 231 231 to make an appointment. We can still fit implants here. ***
Drug & Alcohol problems:
An addictions specialist runs a weekly session at the Health Centre. Your doctor will refer you as appropriate.
Please make an appointment with your doctor for special medical examinations eg for insurance, employment or sports activity. These are not covered by the NHS and a charge will be raised.
Pregnancy (Antenatal) Clinics:
Please see your own doctor if you think you may be pregnant. Ifthis is confirmed, you will be offered an appointment for antenatal care and arrangements will be made for you to see a Midwife.
Stop Smoking Support:
We encourage smokers to give up the habit. If you want to do this and feel you need help, we can offer advice and prescribe nicotine replacements eg patches or chewing gum. Please ask your doctor, nurse or Health Visitor for details.
We no longer provide Travel Clinics for patients. We advise you to go to a local travel clinic for a travel health risk assessment. We can however
- Provide a list of immunisations you have (free).
- Once you have established what you need you can book a Practice Nurse appointment for NHS immunisations. They are: diphtheria, polio and tetanus (combined booster),typhoid, hepatitis A and cholera.
Boswells, Central Oxford https://www.boswells.co.uk/article/93-boswells-guide-to-travelling-safely-and-securely
Marston Travel Clinic, Marston http://www.walkintravelclinic.co.uk/travel-clinic-Marston.php
Well Baby Clinics:
These are conducted by Health Visitors as follows:
- Thursdays: 11.00am – 13.00 pm at the Health Centre.
For childhood immunisations, an appointment should be made with a Practice Nurse.
Well person health Checks:
If you are 16 – 74 years old and have not seen a doctor or nurse for three years, you may ask for a check-up consultation. If you are over 75 years old and have not seen a doctor or nurse for 12 months or more, you may ask for a check-up consultation, If you cannot get to the surgery, this can be arranged in your home.
The Leys Health Centre regret that they are unable to process applications for firearms.This is because the doctors have a conscientious objection to the holding of firearms. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please contact the Deputy Practice Manager if you would like to discuss this matter