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Sexual health clinic changes to take effect
6:00pm Saturday 8th March 2014 in News
NEW locations for sexual health clinics have been announced, after the contract to provide the service went to another NHS authority.
Of the eight premises providing services, five will change.
As previously reported, the Churchill Hospital in Oxford will take over from Cowley’s Alec Turnbull Centre in Between Towns Roads on April 1.
The Didcot services will move from the Health Centre in Britwell Road to Oak Tree Health Centre in Tyne Avenue from April 3.
Services at Bicester’s Health Centre in Coker Close will move to North Bicester Surgery, Bure Park, from April 7.
In Witney, the service will move from Witney Community Hospital to Windrush Medical Practice, Welch Way, and in Abingdon from Abingdon Hospital to Malthouse Surgery, The Charter, both from April 2.
Services will remain the same locations at Orchard Health Centre, Banbury, Newbury Street Practice, Wantage, and Exeter Surgery, Kidlington.
The changes will be made after Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH) won the contract to provide sexual health services, currently held by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Hospitals trust spokesman Kelly Whitehead said: “It is anticipated that approximately 50 permanent staff who currently work within the service will be offered the opportunity to transfer.”For information visit http://sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk
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