When We Are Closed
When the surgery is closed telephone 111, which is a free phone number which includes free to mobile users. Your call will go direct to the out-of-hours emergency service which will put you in contact with the appropriate service. The appropriate service will be able to give you advice, arrange an appointment at Banbury Hospital or a home visit if required.
We hold an emergency Saturday morning surgery 09:00 – 10:00, you must arrive before 10:00. It is also possible to pre-book an appointment for Saturday morning, please see below.
Routine consultations for patients, who are unable to attend the surgery during the advertised weekday hours, can also be arranged for a Saturday morning. Please contact reception to book. These appointments must be booked during the previous week. It should be noted that it will not be possible to take blood samples or carry out diagnostic tests which are normally carried out by the practice nurse during these appointments, as there will not be a nurse on duty.
Minor Injuries Unit
There is a MIU at Witney Community Hospital which has a walk-in X-ray unit. Telephone 01993 209400 or 01993 209459 for the X-ray unit for opening hours.
First Aid Unit
There is a first aid unit at Chipping Norton Hospital which is open during the evening when the surgery is closed until 21:00 Monday-Friday and at weekends & Bank Holidays is open 10:00 – 21:00. Contact 01608 648233. Please note there is no direct access X-ray at this hospital.
Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for providing the out-of-hours deputising service.
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.