• St. Bartholomew's Medical Centre

    St. Bartholomew's Medical Centre is a practice of five partners, four salaried doctors and usually 1-2 trainees. We occasionally employ locums when the need arises. We offer over 60 doctor surgeries per week and we currently look after approximately 20,000 patients.

    Opening hours:

    • Monday to Friday 8.10am – 6.00pm
    • Saturday 8.30am – 1.00pm

    Below are some of the services we offer. Please visit our website for further information.

    Services at the practice

  • Please phone the surgery during office hours. For home visits, please phone before 11.00am.
    Please call the surgery after 11.00am.

    Patients on repeat regular medication will be asked to see a doctor or nurse if you are newly registered with the practice and at least once a year to review these medications. Please ensure you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

    You can request your repeat medication by post, fax or by bringing in your printed list of drugs. Alternatively, you can register to order these online. Please allow two full working days for requested prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

    Please visit the St. Bartholomew's Medical Centre website for further information.

    Chlamydia testing

    Free Chlamydia testing is available in Oxfordshire if you are aged 16-24.  To access more information and to order a free self-test kit, please go to Oxfordshire Chlamydia Testing.

    The Medical Centre can only provide a medical certificate if you have been seen by a doctor or nurse at the surgery.


    If you are applying for an extension of up to one week, you should not require a medical certificate for this. You are able to self-certify for a week under the discretion of the Module Leader.

    If you are applying for an extension of more than one week and have been seen by the surgery for an illness or ongoing medical problem, then the doctor should be able to write a certificate for you. You can call reception to request a certificate.

    If you are unwell for more than one week, you can attend the nurse led clinic who can then access and treat your symptoms. A medical certificate may also be provided if required.


    If you are unwell on the day of your exam, you can attend the nurse led clinic who can access and treat your symptoms. A medical certificate may also be provided.

    If you have been unwell in the lead up to your exams but have not been seen at the surgery, a medical certificate cannot be written due to the doctor having no evidence of this. The same will apply if you have missed an exam but have not been seen by the surgery.

    Medical certificates

    If the doctor has written a certificate which has been rejected by the mitigating circumstances panel, you will need to think about alternative evidence you could supply. The Medical Centre is unable to provide further evidence.

    Please note:

    • A medical certificate is not an emergency. Treating patients who are unwell is our priority.
    • All medical certificates will take two working days to be completed.