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

We are delighted to have commenced administering  Covid 19 vaccinations to our over 70s patients. Vaccinations began with our over 85 year old patients who are now fully vaccinated. Dose 1’s have now been given to out over 80s and over 76s.

Every 2 weeks, the next age group down the government priority list will be invited in.  Our next vaccinations are due the week of 14th April – starting with our 75 year olds and working down in age to our 70 year olds. This is entirely dependent on vaccine supplies from the HSE.

Where patients have consented to us contacting them on their mobile, they will be sent a text message with a link to book their appointment on-line. We encourage patients to use this on line system (or to get a friend or relative to help them to do so) where possible, as this will help to avoid our telephone system becoming overwhelmed. For those without a mobile, or who have not consented to being texted, we will contact them by phone to arrange their appointment.

We will be carrying out all Covid Vaccine clinics 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/ 

COHORT 4: (People aged 16-69 with a medical condition that puts them at very high risk of severe disease and death) and
COHORT 7 ( people aged 16-64 who have an underlying condition that puts them at high risk of severe disease and death):

Please note following a recent change in HSE policy – GPs are now being asked to vaccinate Cohort 4 and Cohort 7 patients. These vaccinations will likely begin in mid April – but we await confirmation by the HSE. WE WILL CONTACT patients in these groups when it is their turn to be vaccinated.

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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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