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PML Federation

  • PML GP Federation

  • DocMed

  • NoxMed

  • OneMed

  • ValeMed

  • WestMed

PML GP Federation

Fifty-two GP practices in Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire are now working together as part of the PML GP Federation.
The Federation was formed so that GP practices can join together more easily to improve the delivery of health and care services for the people registered with them, and for the wider community.
There are 35 GP practices in Oxfordshire and 16 GP practices in Northamptonshire within the PML GP Federation, covering a population of c504,000.
In Oxfordshire, GP practices work in four locality groups of eight – 12 practices each, covering the North, North East, West and part of the South West areas of Oxfordshire.
In Northamptonshire, 16 GP practices work together in one group. Each group has its own clinical and administrative lead to ensure plans are tailored for the local population.
PML’s central office in Banbury provides administrative and management support, governance and strategic planning for the Federation as a whole.
These are some of the services PML provides, either centrally or through the Federation groups:

  • Banbury Health Centre
  • Collaborative Care
  • Counselling
  • Hospital at Home
  • Pilots under the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund Wave 2: (renamed GP Access Fund)

    In 2015/16 the PML Federation was awarded funds to pilot new ways of delivering services to help GP practices meet increasing demand.
    The aim is to improve services that patients receive through their GP Surgery.  The pilot funding was spent on service trials in a number of locations. We will, over time, be able to measure the impact these new ways of working might have on patient care and on GP workloads.
    Where services are successful, the intention will be to include them in mainstream primary care and enable even more patients to benefit.

         Early Visiting Service

    The Early Visiting Service (EVS) is made up of a team of emergency care clinicians who are working closely with GP practices to provide home visits to the elderly and housebound.

    This service was initally available in North Oxfordshire and rolled out across the North East, West, South West and parts of the South East. From July 2016 the service will operate in the North, North East, West and parts of the South West of Oxfordshire.


    Neighbourhood Access Hubs

    Neighbourhood Access Hubs provide same-day (or in some areas weekend) urgent appointments for patients as an alternative to an appointment at their own GP surgery. This service helps GP practices meet the increasing demand for urgent appointments and enables GPs more time for planned care.

    A Neighbourhood Access Hub is not a ‘Walk-in Centre’ – you must be referred by your own GP practice for an appointment. This service has operated in Bicester, Banbury, Witney, Kidlington and Wantage during 2015/16 and plans are to evaluate and roll out the most successful pilots to other locations in due course.


    DocMed is the name given to the group of GP practices in Northamptonshire that form part of the PML GP Federation.

    There are 16 GP practices in the DocMed group, serving a population of over 163,000. They are:

    Abbey House Medical Practice

    Brackley Medical Centre

    Brook Health Centre

    Bugbrooke Medical Centre

    Byfield Medical Centre

    Crick Medical Practice

    Danetre Medical Practice

    Denton Village Surgery

    Greens Norton & Weedon Medical Practice

    Long Buckby Practice

    Moulton Surgery

    Springfield Surgery

    The Parks Surgery - The Grange

    The Saxon Spires Practice

    Towcester Medical Centre

    Wootton Medical Centre

    Following the links will take you to the website for each GP practice.

    NoxMed is the name given to the group of GP practices in North Oxfordshire that form part of the PML GP Federation.

    There are 11 GP practices in the NOxMed group, serving a population of 105,000. They are:

    Banbury Health Centre

    Bloxham Surgery

    Cropredy Surgery

    Chipping Norton Health Centre

    Deddington Health Centre

    Hightown Surgery

    Horse Fair Surgery

    West Bar Surgery

    Windrush Surgery

    Woodlands Surgery

    Wychwood Surgery

    Following the links will take you to the website for each GP practice.

    OneMed is the name given to the group of GP practices in North East Oxfordshire that form part of the PML GP Federation.

    There are 10 GP practices in the OneMed group, serving a population of 80,000. They are:

    Bicester Health Centre

    Exeter Surgery

    Gosford Hill Medical Centre

    Islip Surgery

    Kidlington and Yarnton Surgery

    Langford Medical Practice

    Montgomery House Surgery

    North Bicester Surgery

    Victoria House Surgery

    Woodstock Surgery

    Following the links will take you to the website for each GP practice.

    ValeMed is the name given to the group of GP practices in South West Oxfordshire that form part of the PML GP Federation.

    There are 7 GP practices in the ValeMed group, serving a population of 80,000. They are:

    Church Street Practice

    Didcot Health Centre

    Grove Medical Centre

    Newbury Street Health Centre

    Oak Tree Health Centre

    Whitehorse Medical Practice

    Woodlands Medical Centre

    Following the links will take you to the website for each GP practice.

    WestMed is the name given to the group of GP practices in West Oxfordshire that form part of the PML GP Federation.

    There are 8 GP practices in the WestMed group, serving a population of 76,000. They are:

    Bampton Medical Practice

    Broadshires Health Centre

    Burford Surgery

    The Charlbury Medical Centre

    Cogges Surgery

    The Eynsham Medical Group

    The Nuffield Practice

    Windrush Medical Practice

    Following the links will take you to the website for each GP practice.