Patient Participation Group

19 July Restriction Changes

Current advice on the use of face masks or coverings in healthcare settings including GP practices will remain in place after COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed on 19 July.

We will continue to ask all patients to wear a face covering - and we will maintain 2m social distancing rules as per Public Health guidance to reduce the risk and help protect the clinically vulnerable. 

The COVID-19 vaccination programme is open to anyone aged 18 and over. There are currently two vaccines being used locally in Oxfordshire:
• Pfizer/BioNTech
• Oxford/AstraZeneca 2
The vaccines are allocated nationally and local centres do not have any influence over which they receive. You cannot choose which vaccine you have. When you book, you'll only be offered appointments for vaccines that are suitable for you.
Most people can have any of the COVID-19 vaccines, but some people are only offered certain vaccines. For example, if you're pregnant or under 40 you'll usually only be offered appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
You should have the same vaccine for both doses, unless you had serious side effects (such as a serious allergic reaction) after your 1st dose. These are very rare reactions and if affected, you will be informed by your GP or hospital clinician, that a different vaccine is
necessary for your second dose.
Minor side effects after having any of the vaccinations are common and not a cause for concern. These are usually mild and should not last longer than a week, such as:
• a sore arm from the injection
• feeling tired
• a headache
• feeling achy
• feeling or being sick



Welcome to Temple Cowley Health Centre


With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.



Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

Join In

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription


The practice is on a single floor and has access for wheelchairs and disabled toilets.

If you are visually impaired or hard of hearing please let one of the receptionists know and they will be able to assist you.

Latest News

Second doses of the #COVID19

Vaccinations are being brought forward for people aged 40 and over.
You can now get the second jab eight weeks after your first .
Rebook your appointment:


We welcome you to our new and greatly improved website:

We have added features to help the partially sighted - click on the little white man in a blue circle icon.  We have also added a 'language' translator in the 'search bar'. 

You can register online and we have loaded all the forms this requires (see 'New Patients'), as well as enabling you able to access you medical information online.

You can now order repeat prescriptions through the website as well as through Patient Access.

We hope you find the new website much more 'user friendly' and informative.


Open Doors

We will be opening our Practice doors from Monday 21st June 2021.  Current restrictions are still in place and you MUST wear a face covering and respect 2 metre social distancing whilst in the building.  There is limited seating capacity inside, therefore please DO NOT arrive more than 5 minutes before your appointment or WILL be asked to wait outside. 


Please DO NOT enter the Heath Centre if you have ANY cold symptoms.  Return home and call 119 to book a COVID test.


We are committed to keeping our most vulnerable patients and staff as safe as possible, therefore we have suspended all routine face-to-face GP appointment bookings. If you have not spoken to a doctor please do not attend the surgery unless you need to do so.  Please call the surgery to book a telephone assessment in the first instance or contact us through econsult

If you attend the surgery you MUST wear a mask or other face covering and respect 2 metre social distancing.  

In line with the latest advice, if you have a high temperature, new, continuous cough or a loss of taste or smell you should self-isolate for a period of 10 days. There is no need to contact either the surgery or NHS111.

For the latest information regarding COVID-19 please visit NHS111Online


See 'Practice News' for Opt Out information


This practice is only offering COVID-19 vaccinations to those patients in priority groups 1-9 who have not yet had their first dose or are awaiting a second dose.  Please do not contact us unless you are in of these groups.  You can check your eligibility here If you are in the priority groups 10 - 12 (patients aged 49 down to 18) you will need to book your appointment via the national NHS booking service when your age group becomes eligible.  This will allow you to find a suitable date and time at another site including the Kassam Stadium vaccination centre (or other large centre in a neighbouring county) and a participating community pharmacy.  Currently, people aged 45 – 49 can book their first dose on the system, together with people in groups 1 – 9.

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