First Aid Unit – returns as IPCS

11 August 2020



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 today (11 August), 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:

“We have been working hard with our partners at the Chipping Norton Health Centre and Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group to bring back this valuable out-of-hours urgent care service for local people. I am delighted that the service is able to operate safely again, though with one or two changes in place to maintain patient and staff safety in the midst of the current coronavirus pandemic.

To be seen in the IPCS unit you will need to be assessed by the 111 service.

For more information visit Chipping Norton Integrated Primary Care Service at Chipping Norton Health Centre | Chipping Norton Health Centre.

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