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Hightown Surgery                                                               Care Quality Commission    

Hightown Gardens                                                              Overall rating - Good

Banbury, OX16 9DB                                                            March 2017

Tel 01295 270722


Better Housing Better Health (BHBH)

Better Housing Better Health (BHBH) is a longstanding service working to reduce the number of people in fuel poverty; and so improve health & wellbeing. It is coordinated by National Energy Foundation (registered charity number 298591), but involves many other organisations across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, with a cross-referral mechanism in place to maximise the benefit to residents of each organisation’s field of expertise. It is kindly funded by Oxford County Council and the five local authority districts.

BHBH operates across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire (excluding Milton Keynes). There are no eligibility criteria for residents to access this service, although it is targeted towards vulnerable residents. It encourages residents to look out for their neighbours, and those more vulnerable than themselves, particularly when the temperature drops, and risk of adverse health effects are increased.

Helpline Service

The network provides a central helpline, 0800 107 0044, able to give impartial expert advice on all issues surrounding fuel poverty and affordable warmth. This may include:

  • Energy saving tips
  • Heating systems; including any financial assistance for upgrades or replacements
  • Insulation; loft, cavity wall and solid wall
  • Fuel debt advice
  • Switching energy suppliers

The helpline is promoted towards all residents likely to be struggling with rising energy bills, or those vulnerable to the cold. If residents prefer, there is also a dedicated email address, also used for incoming referrals from partner organisations: bhbh@nef.org.uk.

Financial assistance for home efficiency improvements (such as loft or wall insulation, replacement high-efficiency boiler or heating control upgrades etc.) may come from grants from the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), Council assistance and incentive schemes, energy supplier trust funds, benevolent trusts, flexible home improvement loans,  depending on eligibility and available funding.

For further information or to complete a contact form please click on the link below.

You can refer someone else whether you are a relation, friend or advocate.

http://www.bhbh.org.uk/make-a-referral/


Did you know that there are some free NHS health services you can access without needing an appointment with your GP? This is called self-referral and could help you find the care you need quicker and more easily than going through your surgery. Self-referral often includes services for drug and alcohol problems, as well as antenatal care and improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT).

You can register for most of them online. In some cases you refer yourself by phoning rather than emailing or by completing an online form.

If you are registered for patient online you can find NHS self-referral services by area, or use the NHS search directory to explore other services. Click on the link from your patient online home page.


Single Point of Access

Single Point of Access can help you or someone you care for access help from Occupational Therapists, physiotherapists or Social Services. Ring (their number) to discuss your care needs

Please call 01865 903750


SMOKEFREELIFE OXFORDSHIRE

Smokefreelife Oxfordshire is a service by Solutions 4 Health

Offering drop in sessions with fully trained advisors at clinics across Oxfordshire.

Free weekly, one to one or group sessions over 12 weeks, as well as free weekly supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

Clinics are within local community settings including, shopping centres, community centres and worship places.

For further details visit: www.smokefreelifeoxfordshire.co.uk

                           text: QUIT to 66777

                       e-mail: info@smokefreelifeoxfordshire.co.uk


Free online sleep therapy

Sleepio is a fully automated online sleep improvement programme for poor sleep, which delivers tailored and engaging advice, 24/7 based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). It is also NICE evaluated and NHS endorsed.

Around 20% of the adult population have persistence poor sleep. Sleepio is clinically proven to help those with insomnia make the changes necessary to achieve healthy sleep levels. In addition to better sleep, Sleepio users report improved productivity, more energy during the day and a reduction in anxiety and depression.

Anyone can access the Sleepio programme.

Click here for the link. https://go.bighealth.com/sleepio_nhs


 

School Health Nurse

If you have a child aged 5 - 11 years attending a primary school in Banbury, Burford or Carterton parents can contact the school health nurse team directly to request help or advice for their child.

For children at Banbury primary schools please telephone 01865 904234.

Further information on the service is available on the link below.

https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/school-health-nurses/about-us/


Physical activity opportunities in Banbury

There are three new physical activity initiatives in and around Banbury. All are directly accessible – no referral needed.

MAN v FAT Football

FA-endorsed 16-week football league exclusively for men who are overweight with a BMI of 30+ – is coming to Banbury and would-be players are being invited to sign up.  Local men who want to tackle their weight issues now have the chance to join this weight loss league, commissioned by Achieve Oxfordshire, part of Oxfordshire County Council public health.

For more information click here MAN V FAT Football

Families Active, Sporting Together (FAST)

A new family programme making it easier for families to enjoy sports and leisure together.  It offers free/reduced rate FAST sessions for families in Neithrop, Ruscote, Harwick and Grimsbury. 

For more information click here FAST October - December

Banbury weekly parkrun

West Bar Surgery is now a parkrun practice. They will be encouraging staff and patients to attend the Banbury parkrun as volunteers, runners, walkers, spectators.  There's evidence that whatever level people participate at there are positive mental and physical health benefits. 

What is Banbury parkrun?

It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

When is it?

Every Saturday at 9:00am.

Where is it?

The event takes place in Spiceball park, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 2QU.

How fast do I have to be?

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run.

For more information on this years Banbury parkrun click here Banbury parkrun


CAMHS [NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services]

Professionals, parents and young persons aged 14 yrs+ can refer via our telephone consultation service on 01865 902515 4 or via the website

Oxford Health - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

CAMHS community service


TalkingSpace Plus [NHS 18+ Mental Health Services]

You can self refer in the following ways: 

Telephone:    01865 901222

You will speak to an Administrator who will take your referral and book a telephone appointment with one of our Practitioners. 

Via our website: TalkingSpace website

Please complete our online form by clicking on this Link self-referral form

In writing: TalkingSpace Plus, Oxbridge Court, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES

Please write with your contact information, including: name, address, DoB, NHS Number and contact number


Achieve - Healthy Weight Loss - Oxfordshire.

Achieve Healthy Weight Loss works with a range of partners to deliver from over 50 locations across Oxfordshire.

There are a range of FREE programmes and resources on their website. 

These include:-

* exercise and health eating programme.

* lose weight with giving free access to Slimming World, Weight Watchers and

  Man V Fat Football.

MAN v FAT Football

FA-endorsed 16-week football league exclusively for men who are overweight with a BMI of 30+ – is coming to Banbury and would-be players are being invited to sign up.  Local men who want to tackle their weight issues now have the chance to join this weight loss league, commissioned by Achieve Oxfordshire, part of Oxfordshire County Council public health.

For more information click here MAN V FAT Football

For further details visit: www.achieveoxfordshire.org.uk

                           call: 01865 338119

                       e-mail: hello@achieveoxfordshire.org.uk

                               f: @achieveoxfordshire


OXFORDSHIRE COMMUNITY BOWEL AND BLADDER SERVICE

The Oxfordshire Community Bladder and Bowel Service is a community based service offering assessment, individualised treatment and support for anyone over the age of four to improve their bladder and bowel health.

Patients, family members and carers can make a direct referral to the adult service.

Referral to the children’s service can only be made by a healthcare professional.

Telephone:

Adult (aged 18+): 01865 904 303

Address: Community Bladder and Bowel Service Witney Community Hospital Welch Way Witney OX28 6JJ

Office opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Oxfordshire Community Bladder and Bowel Service leaflet


PHYSIOTHERAPY

An initial physiotherapy assessment can be arranged with a Senior Physiotherapist without a referral from your GP. Please ask at Reception for a hub referral.


Turning Point

Website:- Turning Point

Turning Point are a social enterprise, providing specialist and integrated services which focus on improving lives and communities across mental health, learning disability, substance misuse, primary care, the criminal justice system and employment.

Telephone number for Oxfordshire is 0300 0134 776  and email address is Oxfordshire@turning-point.co.uk

Banbury Hub - Turning Point Banbury, Banbury Health Centre, 58 Bridge Street, Banbury, OX16 5QD. Tel: 01295 225 544

Find out more about our services in Oxfordshire on the Oxfordshire Wellbeing Cloud. Oxfordshire Wellbeing Cloud

Oxfordshire Roads to Recovery

What we do

Roads to Recovery is your countywide integrated alcohol and drugs service. We offer support to individuals throughout Oxfordshire from our full-time, dedicated recovery hubs.

Banbury Hub- This hub is open 5 days a week providing a full range of specialist services in the area

You can self refer by contacting the neighbourhood centre on 0207 233 3553 or by filling the above form.

This is our Referral Form . We accept referrals from individuals, organisations and family/friends.  

Referrals can be emailed, faxed or taken over the phone.  Our referral form is available at our service hubs, partner agencies and shared care settings.                               

 
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