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.

PARKING in CLONSILLA:

Due to the building works in the site next door (for our new purpose built clinic!), parking is now extremely limited in Clonsilla. Please allow extra time to find parking before your appointment, as you may be unable to secure a spot directly outside the clinic. We apologise for the inconvenience.

FEE INCREASES:
From 2nd January, there will be an increase in some of our fees, as follows:

Consultation fee – 70 euros
Consultation with bloods – 90 euros
Telephone consultation: 70 euros
Work note – 15 euros (weekly); 20 euros (monthly)

The rest of our fees will remain unchanged.

Phone lines open: 8.30am – 12.30pm; 2pm – 5pm

For ‘urgent/on the day’ appointments, please call at 8.30am, as these appointments fill up quickly.

For non urgent appointments, please call later in the day, when phone lines are less likely to be congested.

REMOTE PAYMENT FACILITY:

You can now pay remotely for services such as Telephone consultations, Prescription renewals, Letter and Form completions.
Simply click on the link that we will send to your mobile

As reflected nationally, there is significant pressure on scarce GP resources and an ever-increasing demand for appointments. We are doing our best to accommodate patients with appointments but regrettably, patients often have to wait to see the doctor. As a result, there has been a noticeable increase in aggressive and abusive behaviour towards our staff. We would like to remind patients of our ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY regarding such behaviour .

**** Any patient behaving in this manner may be asked to leave the practice and to find an alternative GP ***

We are doing our best under difficult circumstances. PLEASE BE KIND!!!

APPOINTMENT DURATION:

Please note that a standard appointment duration is 15 minutes. This is to enable appointments to run to  time, to allow for the smooth running of the clinic and to limit undue delays for others with appointments.

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.

Patients are no longer required to wear facemasks when attending the surgery. We do however request that patients who have respiratory symptoms please test for Covid 19 before presenting for their appointments. In cases where the test is negative we would kindly ask such patients to please wear a mask while in the clinic for the safety and comfort of others.

For any patient who would feel more comfortable if their healthcare provider wore a mask during their consultation – please ask and we will be happy to oblige.

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