General health

Why is it so hard to get a GP appointment in Oxford?

Find out how you can get same day access to GP appointments, so that you no longer need to wait for medical help.

Dr Amanda Northridge

For residents of Oxford, securing a timely GP appointment through the NHS has become an increasingly daunting task. With one in five patients in England waiting at least four weeks to see a doctor, the strain on the healthcare system is well known. Local MP Layla Moran has highlighted the issue of GP appointment waiting times in Oxford in investigative work completed by the Liberal Democrats.

The root cause of the extended wait times can be attributed to a multitude of factors, including a nationwide shortage of family doctors, increasing patient demand due to an aging population and the lingering effects of COVID-19, and real-terms funding cuts for GP practices.

Delays in accessing GP appointments not only cause patients anxiety and discomfort but can also lead to worsening conditions, further exacerbating the burden on healthcare resources.

How Mayfield Clinic's Private General Practitioners Can Help

Amidst this challenging NHS landscape, Mayfield Clinic is a private general practice located in the Summertown, just a mile north of Oxford town centre, offering same day access to general practitioners.

At Mayfield Clinic, patients can bypass these lengthy NHS queues and access same-day appointments with highly qualified and experienced general practitioners. The clinic's streamlined processes and dedicated staff ensure that patients receive the care they need without the frustration of extended delays.

Mayfield Clinic's patient-centric approach ensures that every individual's concerns are addressed promptly and professionally. Patients book online to be seen either in person in Summertown or remotely by phone or video. You get direct access to general practitioners. Our doctors take the time to listen, answer questions, and develop comprehensive treatment plans, ensuring that you receive the highest quality of care.

With flexible appointment times and minimal waiting periods, Mayfield Clinic alleviates the stress and inconvenience associated with coordinating medical appointments around work schedules or other commitments

An Alternative To Your NHS GP

Whilst you can use Mayfield Clinic's primary care services as a visitor, many patients are switching to use Mayfield Clinic for all their general practice needs. For these patients, the Mayfield Clinic Membership subscription offers a low-cost way to access Mayfield's services. Information on Membership is available on this website.

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