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Hightown Surgery

Hightown Gardens

Banbury, OX16 9DB

Tel 01295 270722

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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
  • Families Active, Sporting Together (FAST)
  • Banbury weekly parkrun 

For further information please click on the tab at the top of this page (Clinics & Services - Patient Self Referral Services)


Stoptober – smoking cessation:

Stoptober is back, launching on 20 September 2018

Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England, is back from 1st October.

Stoptober has driven over 1 million quit attempts to date and is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country. It is based on research that shows that if you can stop smoking for 28-days, you are five times more likely to stay smokefree for good.
Click on the link below for their website.

Oxfordshire Health Visiting Team

Delivering guidance and support to parents of babies and toddlers.

Tel 01865 904 440

Click on the link below for full details.

Heath Visiting Team - how we can help

If parents wish to weigh their baby or toddler or if the query isn't urgent you can attend the Banbury weekly well baby clinics:

Wednesdays 10am - 12 noon                        Thursday 10am - 11am

East Street Children's Centre, Grimsbury       Sunshine Centre, Bretch Hill


New Bowel Cancer screening test

Bowel Scope Screening is a one-off screening test offered to men and women at the age of 55 years old. Patients aged 56 to 59 are able to self-refer. It is a new modality of screening and will run in addition to the current FOBT screening home test kit sent to people’s homes from the age of 60.  

 

Bowel Scope Screening patients are invited into hospital to have a one-off flexible sigmoidoscopy procedure to find and remove any small polyps in the left side of the bowel, that could eventually turn into cancer. It has been demonstrated that participation in Bowel Scope Screening can reduce the incident of bowel cancer by 40% and reduce bowel cancer mortality by 50%.

 

Hightown Surgery patients turning 55 years old will automatically be invited for screening.

Further information is available on the NHS link below.

nhs.uk/Conditions/bowel-cancer-screening/Pages/bowel-scope-screening.aspx


NHS WiFi

Free wifi now available in practice.

look up health information, download health apps and browse the internet.

Search "NHS-WiFi"

There is a simple registration process to set up your account on first use.


Oxfordshire County Council – Live Well Oxfordshire website:

Have you ever wondered how to find out about local wellbeing activities and services for your patients? The Live Well Oxfordshire website is Oxfordshire County Council’s online directory of over 2000 activities and services available across the county. 

For more information please click on the attachment  

Livewell Oxfordshire

The directory can be accessed here: livewell.Oxfordshire


  

Do you order your repeat prescriptions by fax or via the Hightown website?

From October 2018 we will no longer be accepting repeat prescription requests by fax.

 

From January 2019 we will no longer be accepting repeat prescription requests via the Hightown website.

 

Please speak to our Reception Team about signing up for Patient Online Services which is a more secure system.


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