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Supporting Barton residents over the age of 50 who need help with GP appointments, and who are patients at Hedena Health or Manor Surgery.

Appointment-Buddies

We can support patients living in Barton (Postcode OX3 8 …. or OX3 9 ….) who are

  • Aged 50+
  • Have no family or friends who can help them
  • Need support with NHS Health Centre appointments

Our specially trained volunteer advocates are there to support with appointments and can assist with:

  • Making appointments
  • Preparing what they want to say in advance of a consultation
  • Remembering appointments
  • Getting to appointments
  • Waiting with the patient
  • Supporting them to say what they want to say and to ask questions
  • Collecting prescriptions
  • Reflecting on what was said and what they need to do next

Getting Heard (formerly Oxfordshire Advocacy) is a local charity based in Barton Neighbourhood Centre with 25 years’ experience supporting Oxfordshire residents to get their voices heard. Our support is free, independent, and confidential.

To make a referral please click here