Please note that a standard appointment duration is 15 minutes.

This is particularly important during the Covid 19 pandemic, for 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 fifteen minute timeslot.

We would appreciate your understanding in this matter.


We currently have a very limited number of injectable Flu vaccines from the HSE. Given the limited stock, we will be prioritising the most at risk groups.

If you are a private patient who is not in an at risk group, but who wishes to get the Flu vaccine – please attend your local pharmacy as we will not be able to facilitate you.

Please do not get annoyed with our reception  staff  if we cannot facilitate you  – this is entirely beyond our control given the national shortage of Flu vaccines.

Patients attending a Flu Vaccination Clinic will be asked to attend alone and to wear short sleeves.

In order to provide a safe environment for patients attending for vaccination and to ensure social distance can be maintained at all times, no other medical issues or requests will be facilitated during our Flu Clinics.

The new free Childhood Nasal Flu Vaccines are now in stock. Please contact reception if you wish to  avail of same for your child(ren).


We encourage anyone who is concerned about a medical problem to ring us. 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 are taking significant measures to ensure that anyone who attends feels reassured.

All normal services have resumed. As before, we operate an appointment only service.

We ask any patients with appointments to come on time and to please come alone. 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).

We ask all patients to please wear a face covering when entering the clinic – this is for the protection of others. 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.


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.

In November 19 we changed our opening hours to 9am to 5pm in both our Castleknock and Clonsilla surgeries. The phone lines open each morning at 8am and are open til 5pm.

Owing to the significantly increased number of emails and telephone calls we receive daily since the Pandemic began – our telephone lines are now closed from 12-2pm daily to allow staff deal with administrative duties.

Due to the Pandemic, we have had to offer more telephone consultation appointments, and fewer face to face appointments. Please be patient with us as we are doing our very best in these very challenging times.

Please note that we are not accepting any new patients as our patient list is now at capacity.

our clinics

Oakwood Medical Clinic Castleknock

3 Castlecourt Centre
Castleknock Road
Dublin 15
D15 EK59

Oakwood Medical Clinic Clonsilla

3 Kirkfield Cottages
Clonsilla Road
Dublin 15
D15 FE43