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East Oxford Health Centre Physiotherapy referrals

East Oxford Health Centre

The physiotherapy team at East Oxford Health Centre (EOHC) provides primary care physiotherapy assessment and treatment to the patients of 28 GP surgeries in Oxford City. Our team consists of ten WTE physiotherapists and three administration staff.

The department philosophy is one of a bio-psychosocial approach to assessment and treatment. This ensures that the patient is treated as an individual and that their needs are identified and met where possible.

A high priority is placed on increasing the patient's self-efficacy and educating them on how to self-manage their pain, dysfunction or disability.

Our skills include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Soft tissue release
  • Pain management and pacing advice
  • Electrotherapy
  • Exercise prescription
  • High level rehabilitation back to sport


  • Paediatrics
  • Manipulation
  • Upper limb
  • Lower limb
  • Spinal
  • Sports injuries
  • Occupational Health Advice

Directly Bookable Service for East Oxford Health Centre Physiotherapy

The GP surgery will generate an appointment referral request with appropriate priority (urgent or routine) for the service on e-Referral and UBRN in the usual way.

To select a directly booked appointment, please see the guide at the link below, which shows how to use the system.

An electronic proforma or appropriate letter needs to be attached to the e-Referral system by the surgery within 48 hours for a routine or urgent appointment.

In the case that the Trust cannot provide an immediate appointment, 'Defer to Provider' can be selected and Trust processes will be in place to contact the patient within 48 hours for an urgent or routine appointment.

18WW clock will start on the date the GP or patient makes the appointment booking.

GPs should check their patients have appointments on their e-Referral worklist. This applies to all appointment requests made through e-Referral.

For further information please visit 'e-Referral':

Opening times

  • Monday. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm
  • Tuesday 8.00am - 6.00pm

Waiting times

  • Urgent referrals are seen within five days of receiving the referral.
  • Routine referrals are currently seen within six weeks.
  • There is flexibility to move appointments if there is a clinical need. Please contact the department directly if you feel this is appropriate.

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