Caring for 40,000 patients and based in Banbury town centre.
Banbury Cross Health Centre was established in September 2019. The practice is run by Principal Medical Limited (PML), a not-for-profit organisation run by GPs in Oxfordshire and South Northamptonshire.
We have two locations in Banbury town centre at South Bar House and Bridge Street. Due to COVID our Bridge Street Surgery is temporarily closed. All services are carried out at South Bar House, 6 Oxford Road, Banbury OX16 9AD.
Banbury Cross Health Centre was launched following the merger of West Bar Surgery and Banbury Health Centre – a move which enables a greater range of patient services and more opportunities for expansion, while at the same time improving efficiency by consolidating back office and support functions.
We employ over 200 staff including GPs, nurses, physios, other health professionals and administrative staff. We are proud to be a training practice, helping qualified doctors, known as Registrars, complete the final stages of their GP training.
The practice cares for patients living in Banbury and the surrounding villages. It has been formed from the merger of Banbury Health Centre, Horsefair Surgery and West Bar Surgery in 2019/20. It is run by Principal Medical Limited. This is a local company founded by GPs in 2004 to bid for and develop innovative primary care services. There is site at South Bar House, very near the Horton Hospital and also a smaller site in the centre of Banbury. South Bar House is a purpose-built spacious premises which is shared with a retail chemist on the ground floor.
There are some 40,000 patients registered with the practice from a mixed socio- economic profile and a relatively high level of deprivation in parts.
The practice is also unique in Oxfordshire in being its own Primary Care Network. This allows the exciting prospect of being able to develop new services and models of working for such a large practice population.
The practice is fully embracing multidisciplinary working and the GP forward view. There is an active patient participation group.
We encourage patients to give us feedback on their experiences at the practice.
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