about

Oakwood Medical Clinic is the partnership of Dr Nicola Black and Dr Geoff Lavery. Between them they have many years experience working as GPs in D15, in both single-handed and group practices, dealing with medical card and private patients alike. As a result, they have intimate knowledge of the local population health needs, strong links with local health service providers and they have established themselves as hard working, enthusiastic and trustworthy GPs. In addition to their vocational GP training, each doctor has attained further qualifications in their chosen areas of special interest, providing for a broad synergistic skills-base within the clinic. Over a number of years they have worked closely together and have forged a strong bond based on their mutual shared view of the future of general practice – maintaining the principal values of primary care while embracing modern developments. With this in mind they have developed the Oakwood Medical Clinic team to enable appointment access continuity care, with choice of male or female doctors, providing an expansive range of services for all age groups.

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COVID VACCINE UPDATE

PATIENTS AGED 60-69:

In accordance with a HSE directive, GPs have NO role in vaccinating patients aged 60-69 regardless of medical history or vulnerability.

Patients aged 60-69 can register for HSE Vaccine Clinics on hse.ie or by phoning the HSE Live Helpline (1850 24 1850).
Here is the link to the HSE website to register https://tinyurl.com/4nmfwr7p.

GPs have NO role in advising patients in this age cohort about the HSE Vaccination Programme.

GPs CANNOT offer patients any alternative pathway for another vaccine.

HSE are NOT supplying GPs with the vaccine for this age group.

As GPs will not be involved in vaccinating this 60-69 yr old cohort – we would respectfully ask that you do not ring or email us to discuss this, as this is a HSE decision and is outside of our control.

Covid 19 vaccinations to our over 70s patients are now well underway. Out over 80s have completed their vaccinations. As of Friday 16th April – all of our over 70s have had their first dose.

COHORTs  4a and 7:
The HSE are making Pfizer vaccines available to GPs for Cohorts 4a & 7. We are expecting delivery of these vaccines towards the end of April/ early May. This is as yet to be confirmed. Patients will not have a choice of vaccine.
If you think that you fall into cohort 4a or cohort 7 – please send an email to the clinic : vaccines@oakwoodmedical.ie. Your email will be reviewed by a doctor in due course (this may take a few days) and we will reply to you via email. We are endeavouring to get to all medically vulnerable patients vaccinated as soon as supply is available to us and in line with the prioritization set out by the HSE.
In the mean time, here is the vaccine information for Pfizer vaccine – https://tinyurl.com/5f78dtrw
Thank you for your query in relation to Covid 19 Vaccination. Your email will be reviewed by a doctor in due course and we will reply to you via email. Please note that you may not receive a response to your email for some days given the volume of enquiries that we are receiving on top of our normal workload and running vaccine clinics. Please read the information below – which may answer your query.
Further information regarding COVID and the vaccination program are available on www.hse.ie and www.gov.ie

 

All of our Covid Vaccine clinics will take place in our Clonsilla surgery for logistical reasons.

Patients attending a Covid Vaccine Clinic will be asked to attend on time, to attend alone (where possible) and to wear short sleeves. Patients will be asked to remain on site, in a well-ventilated, socially distanced space, for 15 minutes observation following vaccination.

Please note that no other medical issues or requests whatsoever will be facilitated during our Covid Vaccine Clinics.

Please read the HSE’s Covid 19 Vaccine information available at https://www2.hse.ie/covid-19-vaccine/ 

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APPOINTMENTS DURING COVID 19

Since early January, given the worrying numbers of Covid positive cases, we have been  offering fewer face-to-face consultations than previously. However, as numbers improve, we expect to be able to see more patients on site. Routine antenatal and postnatal appointments, childhood immunisations and cervical smears continue as before.

We strongly urge anyone who is worried about a medical problem to ring us to discuss their concerns. A doctor may be able to deal with your issue with a telephone consultation but if a face-to-face consultation is needed, you will be given an appointment to come in.

The surgery is SAFE and we have taken significant measures to ensure that anyone who attends the clinic feels reassured.

We ask any patients with face-to-face appointments to please come alone where possible. Please do not come early as we are limiting the number of patients allowed into the waiting room at any one time. Upon arrival please let us know that you are here (you may choose to ring us from your car or from outside). All patients must wear a face covering when entering the clinic – this is for the protection of all. All  clinicians will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when seeing patients. Each room and any equipment used will be cleaned after each patient and we will  provide alcohol gel for your use upon entering and before leaving the surgery.

Any patient with symptoms that may be suggestive of Covid 19 are asked NOT to attend the surgery but to ring us for advice.

APPOINTMENT DURATION:

Please note that a standard appointment duration is 15 minutes. This is particularly important during the Covid 19 pandemic, to enable appointments to run to  time, in order to allow for the smooth running of the clinic, to limit close contact time between doctor and patient, and to limit undue delays for others with appointments. This is for everyone’s safety and comfort.

We respectfully ask patients to book a prolonged appointment if they feel that they will need more than fifteen minutes or if they have a number of issues to be discussed. It is simply NOT FEASIBLE for a doctor to be expected to deal with multiple issues SAFELY, within a 15 minute timeslot. We would appreciate your understanding in this matter.

our clinics

Oakwood Medical Clinic Castleknock

3 Castlecourt Centre
Castleknock Road
Castleknock
Dublin 15
D15 EK59

Oakwood Medical Clinic Clonsilla

3 Kirkfield Cottages
Clonsilla Road
Clonsilla
Dublin 15
D15 FE43

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