COVID vaccination programme

Covid Vaccination Boosters

The Spring Booster campaign is for anyone aged 75 and over as of 30th June 2022,and anyone considered immunosuppressed. This will be provided largely by pharmacies and mass vaccinations sites for those able to travel. 

Boosters are widely available in city sites including Boots in Cornmarket Street, Exeter Hall in Kidlington and the Kassam Stadium. Appointments are bookable here or by calling 119. Details of walk-in vaccine sites are here.

We have completed our clinics in locally and delivered all our vaccines to those who are housebound who we are aware of, please be in contact if you think you are eligible and are unable to travel.

Current planning suggests that Autumn boosters will be offered to all those who usually receive the annual flu vaccination apart from well controlled asthmatics (as this appears not to be a significant risk factor for poor outcome in Covid infectoin).

We will be aiming to run Covid and flu clinics in September and October.


5 - 11 year olds

Following the Government’s announcement that all children aged 5 to 11 will be offered the COVID-19 vaccination, NHS partners across Oxfordshire are now delivering the vaccine to this age group. 

NHS Vaccination Passes

The surgery cannot edit these if details are incorrect unless we gave you the vaccination at our site and you should contact 119 in the first instance with any issues with this. If you are attending a vaccine site for a second dose having had a first dose abroad, PLEASE inform them so they input this correctly at the time.

The NHS COVID Pass for travel does not currently include COVID-19 booster vaccinations. The government is reviewing the implications and requirements for boosters for international travel certification. It is looking at whether and how booster vaccinations could be included in the NHS COVID Pass for travel.

We are not able to provide Covid Recovery Letters

Vaccinations done abroad

We are able to update your GP record with any vaccinations received abroad. However, we can only input this into the database that is captured on the NHS App and National Booking Service if you have had a vaccine that is licensed and been administered in the UK. Unfortunately this issue is not a local one but a governmental issue.

A new service to manage overseas vaccinations will be available via 119 from December 2021: Tell the NHS about coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you've had abroad - NHS (www.nhs.uk) As we cannot chnage this, we would request that you don't contact the surgery about this.


Cohort 6 information

Covid-19 Vaccination, A Guide for Adults

COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting - GOV.uk

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad - GOV.UK

Managing common childhood illnesses during the pandemic

BAME Groups and COVID-19 Vaccination

We are aware of various reports and research that BAME patients may be less likely to want the Coronavirus vaccine. At Summertown Group Practice we are very focussed on getting the vaccine to all groups in our patient population. We urge you if you have any questions or worries about the vaccines, to call or email us so that we can respond to any worries or queries.

Please find below a link and videos that might help if you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccination programme:

Please do contact the staff at the surgery if you have further questions.

General Practice Transparency Notice for Planning and Research

General Practice Transparency Notice for sharing Data for Planning and Research (Replacement for GPES)

We have been informed that the consultation on this continues.  We are awaiting further directions and will update our website when we are informed.

NHS Digital collected patient data from general practices using a service called the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES), which has operated for over 10 years and now needs to be replaced.


Patient data collected from general practice is needed to support a wide variety of research and analysis to help run and improve health and care services. Whilst the data collected in other care settings such as hospitals is valuable in understanding and improving specific services, it is the patient data in general practice that helps us to understand whether the health and care system as a whole is working for patients.


In addition to replacing what GPES already does, the General Practice Data for Planning and Research service will also help to support the planning and commissioning of health and care services, the development of health and care policy, public health monitoring and interventions (including coronavirus (COVID-19) and enable many different areas of research.


For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research.”


Patient Notice - Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Call the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline if you need help with a mental health problem. This number replaces 111 for mental health advice in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

  • For adults and older adults call 01865 904997.
  • For children and young people call 01865 904998.

We are aware that many people are finding it very stressful being confined to their homes for so long. If you’re finding it tough and have children at home, you might like to look at these helpful resources.

Covid-19 Information for Parents and Carers

COVID-19 Advice for Parents and Carers

Covid - 19 - Advice to patients isolating at home

You can get in touch with your children’s head teacher/head of year at school, and the school nursing team might be able to help -find their details here: https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/school-health-nurses/

Please get in touch with us if you are worried about your own health or that of your children.

If you’ve had a baby in the last couple of months and would like some support from other mothers, and professionals, please visit this link: https://www.facebook.com/botleybridges/

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on nhs.uk
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.

In Wales call 111 (if available in your area) or 0845 46 47.

In Northern Ireland call 111.

For region specific information and advice in:

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.

 Further updates can be found on the Blood.co.uk site here: https://www.blood.co.uk/news-and-campaigns/news-and-statements/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

Welcome to Summertown Health Centre

Our vision is to provide high quality care to all our patients and to continually strive to improve our service to the community.

Our main surgery is in Summertown with others in Cutteslowe and Wolvercote. Between them they are open for consultations for a total of 140 hours each week including opportunities for early morning, late evening telephone consultations and surgeries and a Saturday morning surgery.

Out of normal opening hours you should call 111 if you require urgent health advice.

If you have had a continuous cough for more than 3 weeks contact your doctor.

Car Parking

Please note, unfortunately we are unable to offer parking to patients in our car park.  This is a staff only car park.  Please use the Ferry Pool car park which is a short walking distance from the surgery.

We are a group practice.  Our team of GPs work together sharing information within the practice to enable you to see any GP.  However, every patient has a named GP responsible for their care (if you do not know who your named GP is, please contact the health centre). We also run regular clinics covering a wide range of services.

Our practice area covers Summertown and North Oxford, including Wolvercote, Cutteslowe, Marston and Kidlington. It goes into the city centre as far as Beaumont Street. We also look after students at the University Colleges of Trinity, St Hugh’s, St Edmund Hall and St Antony’s and The Dragon School, St Edwards School and Summer Fields School.

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