Chipping Norton Integrated Primary Care Service at Chipping Norton Health Centre
The First Aid Unit, run by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) Specialist Practitioners from the Chipping Norton Health Centre, was temporarily closed in March as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak to minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission from people dropping in to use the service.
From 11th August 2020, the service will return as the Chipping Norton Integrated Primary Care Service – operating from 5pm-9pm Monday-Friday and 10am-9pm weekends and bank holidays. The service will remain based at the Chipping Norton Health Centre and will continue to be run by SCAS Specialist Practitioners.
Mike Lowe, Specialist Practitioner Manager, at SCAS, said:
“As well as the change in name, patients now need to book an appointment over the phone. This ensures that we don’t have a situation where there could be a number of patients waiting in the small waiting area, which increases the risk of possible Covid-19 transmission.”
To book an appointment:
Call 01608 642 742 – Monday-Friday before 5pm only
Call 01608 648 831 – Monday-Friday after 5pm and weekends/bank holidays
The first four appointments of every session can be booked in advance by staff at the health centre; after that the calls are answered by the specialist practitioner on duty. If the specialist practitioner is unable to answer the telephone due to being with a patient at the time of the call, the caller will hear an answerphone message which will recommend calling 111 – or, in an emergency – 999.
What can be treated at the IPCS?
Staffed by an specialist practitioner the IPCS treats the following types of injuries:
Simple injuries that cannot be treated/managed with a home first aid kit
- Cleaning and simple stitching of wounds
- Insect bites and stings
- Minor burns and scalds (not involving the face, neck, feet, hands and genital area)
- A foreign body in the eye
- Bumps to the head where there has been no loss of consciousness
- Sprains (If the emergency care practitioner thinks that you have broken a bone you will be referred onto a minor injuries unit or an A&E department
Monday – Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) from 17.00 – 21.00.
Weekends and bank Holidays from 10:00 – 21.00.
Chipping Norton Integrated Primary Care Service
Chipping Norton Health Centre
Russell Way, off London Road
Tel: 01608 648831
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