Integrated Primary Care Service (IPCS, formally FAU) at Chipping Norton Health Centre
The Integrated Primary Care Service at Chipping Norton Health Centre operates as integration into the wider Out of Hours health services of Oxfordshire which allows them to provide care for more people.
It is not a walk-in service. You must have a pre-booked appointment to attend for treatment.
Contact NHS 111 if you have an urgent health concern. Your condition will be assessed and you will be directed to the most appropriate service. This may be an appointment at the IPCS.
NHS 111 is here to make it easier and quicker for patients to get the right advice or treatment they need, be that for their physical or mental health.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To get help from NHS 111, you can:
- Go online to uk(for assessment of people aged 5 and over only).
- Call 111 for free from a landline or mobile phone.
The Unit is staffed by Specialist Practitioners (Advanced Paramedics and Nurses) from South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS).
If you have an appointment made by NHS 111:
- Come to the Main Entrance of the Health Centre (if possible, attend the appointment alone, but all patients may have a chaperone if needed).
- Press the intercom buzzer to the left of the front doors.
- The Specialist Practitioner may be with another patient and unable to answer immediately.
- If the Specialist Practitioner is not present they may be on an Emergency call locally.
- Please be patient, or call NHS 111 for further assistance.
- IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY CALL 999
When you arrive at the Health Centre for a booked appointment, the Specialist Practitioner will have a short conversation with you before meeting you at the front door.
Monday – Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) from 17.00 – 21.00.
Weekends and all Bank Holidays from 10:00 – 21.00.
Chipping Norton Integrated Primary Care Service
Chipping Norton Health Centre
Russell Way, off London Road
What can be treated at the IPCS?
Staffed by a 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.
The can also see patients with minor illness complaints.