Talking Health Newsletter - May 2022

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News Update

Choose Well Over the Jubilee Bank Holiday (2 & 3 June)

There are a range of local health services available over the Jubilee bank holidays. Please choose well.

  • NHS 111: if you need health advice but are not in a life-threatening emergency go to or call 111 free.
  • Pharmacies: offer advice about minor illnesses and conditions, and how to manage your medicines.
  • To view Oxfordshire pharmacy opening times over the Jubilee Bank Holiday (2 & 3 June) go to Pharmacy (
  • Minor Injuries Unit/First Aid Unit: If you need prompt advice or treatment for minor injuries, a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) or Bicester First Aid Unit could help you – for location details and opening hours see here
  • GP practices: are closed over the bank holiday but NHS 111 can put you in touch with a doctor or other health professional if you need one.
  • Emergency Departments and 999 are for life threatening emergencies. If you go to an emergency department (A&E) for other conditions you may face a very long wait as priority is given to patients with the most urgent clinical need.

Spring Booster COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

People aged 75 and over and those who are immunosuppressed are urged to get their fourth jab to help protect them from the virus.

Once you receive an invitation you can book a booster via the national booking service online or call 119 free to get your jab at various sites across Oxfordshire. This includes GP-led sites, community pharmacies and the large vaccination centre at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford.

COVID jabs for people aged 12 and over: you can get 1st or 2nd doses and booster jabs in Oxfordshire without an appointment – for more details and to find a clinic near you see here or book your jab via the national system

COVID Vaccinations for 5-11 year olds

All children aged 5-11 are now able to get a vaccination against COVID-19.

The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation has advised that 5-11 year olds are offered paediatric (child) doses of the vaccine, which has been approved by the UK’s medicines regulator, to boost immunity and increase their protection against any future waves of COVID-19. 

Children aged 5-11 with no other underlying health conditions will be offered two paediatric doses of the vaccine, at least 12 weeks apart. For further information and to book a vaccination please see here

Date for diaries: Governing Bodies meetings in common – 9 June

The next Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West CCGs Governing Bodies meetings in common will be held online on Thursday 9 June 2022 (1.30pm-3.30pm).

The meetings in common will hear an update about progress in patient care, an overview of performance of local health services and finances.

For information on how to join the virtual meetings in common, view agenda items (published a week before the event) and to submit questions about agenda items which must arrive by Tuesday 7 June (9am) visit:

Partnership Information

Survey: Getting Prescriptions from Your Pharmacy

Healthwatch Oxfordshire wants to hear about your recent experience of getting prescriptions from your pharmacy. Have you had problems or delays getting your prescriptions, or has it been easy?

Please provide feedback by completing a short anonymous survey by Sunday 5 June. They will use your experiences to help shape the support people need and to improve services.

Healthwatch Oxfordshire Wants New Trustees

If you care about the way health and care services are run, and if you can spare some time to help get the right services, please consider joining Healthwatch Oxfordshire as a Trustee. For more details on the role and to apply please see here


View all County Council Consultations

You can view and take part in Oxfordshire County Council's consultations.  
You can see more information about a specific consultation by visiting ‘Let’s Talk Oxfordshire’ (you will need to register if it’s your first visit) 

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  • Opened
    31 May 2022 at 00:00
  • Closes
    31 May 2023 at 23:59
  • Response to be published
    01 Jun 2023