There is a national shortage of blood bottles within the UK until further notice. This means that all UK GP practices are affected by the current shortage and we are taking urgent steps alongside our hospitals to prioritise their use. This means that we are taking appointments for URGENT blood tests only.

We have been given a national guidance on how to manage this shortage and we are currently taking steps to put these in place. As a result, we will be cancelling or delaying any ROUTINE or NON-URGENT blood tests and only booking in URGENT blood tests. If you already have a ROUTINE or NON-URGENT test booked, our GP’s will be looking into whether or not these can be cancelled / re-scheduled and you may receive either a telephone call or Text message informing you of the cancellation.

Please do not call us or contact us with regards to re-schedule your appointment or to make a new ROUTINE or NON-URGENT appointment. Our Clinicians will continue to evaluate your medical need for these tests and will allocate you an URGENT blood appointment if needed.

Currently, we are experiencing exceptional levels of demand on our service and very much appreciate your support and understanding through these challenging times.

These changes are likely to be with us for at least the whole of September. We will continue to update you via this website.

We fully understand the frustration this is likely to cause and apologise for any inconvenience.

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates all health and adult social care services in England, including those provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies or voluntary organisations. It also protects the interests of people detained under the Mental Health Act.

The CQC makes sure that essential standards of quality and safety are being met where care is provided. It has a wide range of enforcement powers to take action on behalf of people who use services if services are unacceptably poor.

Hartley Corner Surgery and the Oaklands Practice were registered with the CQC since January 2013. Monteagle Surgery joined Oakley Health Group on 1st April 2018.

From 1st April 2016 Oakley Health Group has  registered to provide the following Regulated Activities:

1. Treatment of Disease, Disorder or Injury

2. Diagnostic and Screening Services

3. Surgical Procedures

4. Family Planning Services

5. Maternity and Midwifery Services

The Registered Manager is currently Dr Mark Hinton who is based at our Hartley Corner site.


Oakley Health Group

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