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

Over 70s – rollout with Pfizer vaccine in our practice is now complete

Cohort 4&7  – We are close to completing the vaccinations of patients we have identified as Cohort 4 and 7 aged 18-59. We will not be continuing to vaccinate by age following completion of our cohort 4 and 7 vaccinations.

HSE Registration by age – HSE mass vaccination clinics are ongoing and registration is open for patients by age, regardless of medical risk.

Please see further information and registration link here  https://tinyurl.com/a232537b

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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HSE RANSOMWARE ATTACK

Unfortunately due to the recent HSE ransomware attack, we are unable  to carry out any non-urgent blood tests and are unable to make any non-urgent referrals for X-rays or scans, nor indeed out patient referrals.

Some tests taken before the ransomware attack will take longer than normal to come back and may even need to be repeated – this is outside of our control and we would ask for your patience and understanding.

Routine antenatal and postnatal appointments, childhood immunisations and cervical smears continue as before.

Rest assured that our IT systems are unaffected by the HSE ransomware attack.

We are almost back to normal in relation to the number of face to face appointments that we are carrying out at the clinic.

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.

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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