Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am to 12.00pm
(operates from Peel Health Care premises)
Opening hours may vary from
time to time


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Oxley Health Care: (02) 6762 4664

Peel Health Care: (02) 6766 8288
After Hours: 0401 155 558
All emergencies: 000
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“We’re creating strong opportunities for professional growth, exceptional teaching and the support that city doctors experience all the time. ”

“I honestly didn’t think a practice would exist that would give me the lifestyle and flexibility that Peel Health Care Ltd does. ”

“The Tamworth Education Centre means there is now a central hub for health professionals to further their education, play a vital role in teaching the next generation of doctors, and to further develop their relationships with other health professionals in the region. ”

Welcome to Oxley Health Care

Oxley Health Care (a Division of Peel Health Care Ltd) opened on 14th July 2014 at 255-255A Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth.

We are an innovative and dynamic fully managed GP practice and are committed to facilitating the delivery of  high quality health care in a friendly and modern environment. The practice promotes a team approach to good health, with our comprehensive team of professionals. GP registrars, medical and nursing students are taught by the practitioners in the practice.

Oxley Health Care operates under the same successful model as Peel Health Care.


Doctors

At Oxley Health Care we pride ourselves on attracting the best general practitioners to Tamworth. We believe that living in a major regional centre should mean you have access to highly trained and professional doctors who have a wealth of experience.

We encourage the doctors to continue their education, to be part of our strong team environment and to play a role in mentoring young doctors.

Most importantly, patients at Oxley Health Care have their own doctor – so they can build a health history, feel at ease, and develop an important doctor-patient relationship. We think this results in better care for each patient.

The doctors practising through Oxley Health Care don’t have to worry about the management or everyday running of the practice, they can come to work and do what they do best – care for their patients and practice outstanding medicine.

Both male and female doctors practise at Oxley Health Care, with a vast array of interests and specialist areas. The doctors are part of a team of health care professionals including the practice nursing team and diabetes educator
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Allied Health

Oxley Health Care is unique, because it offers a team of qualified allied health professionals working with the doctors and practice nurses to provide specialised care.

The allied health team are available to see both private and referred patients and who are not required to be an Oxley Health Care patient to access these services. Allied health care services are available at the Oxley Health Care premises by appointment.

Nursing Staff

Oxley Health Care employs a highly skilled team of primary health care nurses. These professional and specifically trained nurses work alongside doctors and the allied health professionals providing a wide variety of prevention cure and well-being care.

Our nurses specialise in areas such as women’s health, childhood immunisation, family planning, respiratory medicine, chronic disease management, and wound care.

Administration

The highly skilled administrative team at Peel Health Care Ltd is the backbone of Peel Health Care and Oxley Health Care and provides all management and administrative functions to keep the practices running smoothly.

The Administration Team includes:

  • Bek Hooley - Executive Officer
  • Jodie Westhorpe - Practice Liaison

Office Manager & Medical Receptionists

Reception staff at Oxley Health Care provide our patients with confidential, respectful and courteous assistance. Our receptionists are trained to communicate in a clear and understanding manner and can direct you to the appropriate care where required.

Services

In addition to general medical consultations, patients can access the following services through Oxley Health Care:

  • Immunisations
  • ECG
  • Spirometry
  • Diabetes Clinic
  • Women's Health
  • PAP Smear Clinic
  • Health Assessments
  • DVA CVC Program
  • General Practitioner Management Plan (GPMP)
  • Team Care Arrangements (TCA)
  • Mental Health
  • Medicals including Pre Employment
  • Q Fever
  • WorkCover
  • Minor Surgery & Procedures

Billing Policy

  • Click here for our latest fees and billing policy
  • Oxley Health Care is a Private Billing Practice. Click here for an informative "Why is there a Gap?" video by Dr Edwin Kruys, Vice-President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)


Employment

Doctors ... looking for a lifestyle change with all the benefits of a large practice?

Oxley Health Care operates under the unique Easy Entry, Gracious Exit model. This means the management and everyday running of the practices is taken care of by a management team – allowing doctors the time to focus on their patients, career development, teaching, and lifestyle.

Doctors at Oxley Health Care choose their own hours, days of work and the number of patients they wish to see, allowing for greater flexibility and work/life balance.

There are currently 16 doctors practising within our two practices, making ours among the larger providers of health administration and support services to general practitioners in regional NSW. 

This gathering of GPs has resulted in a strong medical network that plays a vital role in teaching with the University of Newcastle, professional development and support.

Being a not-for-profit organisation, all profits made at Oxley Health Care are returned to the practices, providing better care for patients, up-to-date medical equipment and a professional working environment.

Peel Health Care Ltd has one of the best rates in NSW regional centres for attracting and retaining general practitioners that practise through its facilities. We believe our success is due to a number of factors, including:

  • our unique Easy Entry, Gracious Exit model of management that allows doctors the time to focus on their patients, career development, teaching, and lifestyle – leaving all of the practice     management to our administrative staff
  • the strong network of medical and health professionals now present in Tamworth, providing support and a medical community
  • the large team and multidisciplinary approach to care which includes practice nurses, diabetes educators, a physiotherapist, podiatrist and psychologist
  • the extensive opportunities for teaching and professional development in Tamworth with the new Tamworth Education Centre and construction of the new Tamworth Base Hospital 
  • the outstanding opportunities in Tamworth for private school education, lifestyle properties, cosmopolitan dining and cafes and sporting opportunities









If you think you might be interested in moving to the Tamworth region give us a call or send us an email. 

We will speak to professional and outstanding general practitioners who care about their patients, their lifestyle and their families and their careers.

Email: bek.hooley@phcltd.org.au

Phone: 02 6766 8288




Oxley - Permanent GP Job Vacancy




Oxley Health Care has a vacancy for a permanent General Practitioner at our Medical Practice in Tamworth in North West New South Wales. 

We are an innovative and dynamic, fully managed GP practice and are committed to facilitating the delivery of high quality health care in a friendly and modern environment. The practice promotes a team approach to good health, with our comprehensive team of professionals. GP registrars, medical and nursing students are taught by the practitioners in the practice. Oxley Health Care is a family friendly practice, promoting a team approach to patient care and encouraging a work-life balance.



SURGERY OVERVIEW

Oxley Health Care (Managed by Peel Health Care Ltd) is a private billing practice, which opened on 14 July 2014. Our parent surgery (Peel Health Care) is located approximately 5km away in Tamworth and our two medical practices share resources as required. Peel Health Care (the practice) opened in August 2005 in an effort to address the chronic GP shortage in the area. Due to the need for expansion of their services in 2009, Peel Health Care moved into a purpose built facility at 103 Peel Street Tamworth. It didn’t take long before the 103 Peel Street facility was again running at capacity, by which time Oxley Health Care was well on its way to opening. In 2015 an additional 3 consultation rooms, a dedicated minor ops room and a larger Nursing area were added at Oxley Health Care. Both Peel and Oxley Health Care are managed by Peel Health Care Ltd practice management team. We are a training practice and have 3 GP Registrars as part of our team. Oxley Health Care is only 5 minutes from the main street of Tamwoth which includes the railway station and shopping precincts. Tamworth is 3–3.5 hours from any beach, whether it is Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie or Newcastle.

SURGERY OWNERSHIP

Oxley Health Care is a not for profit organisation, managed by Peel Health Care Ltd Practice Management Team. Oxley Health Care operates under the same model as Peel Health Care (the practice), which has been in operation since August 2005. A Board of Directors governs Oxley Health Care.

OUR DOCTORS

Oxley Health Care has 3 FRACGP GPs and 1 GP who is fellowed with ACRRM. We also currently have 3 Registrars.

MEDICARE STATUS

Oxley Health Care is a DWS. MMM3, RRMA3, RA2 Clinic. We are a training practice who can accommodate GP Registrars from GPT1 through to Fellowship.

SURGERY LAYOUT

Oxley Health Care has 9 consulting rooms, a minor ops room, and a Nursing area comprising of 4 rooms. There is also an Allied Health consulting room and common areas such as staff room and amenities. Oxley Health Care has 2 waiting rooms, onsite parking, and Laverty pathology within the same complex. All rooms have individually controlled reverse cycle air con/heating systems and all consultation rooms have natural light.

SURGERY ROUTINE

Surgery hours are Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm. Saturday sessions are held from our Peel Health Care premise from 8.30am – 11.30am. Standard appointment times are 15 minutes, however longer appointments are encouraged for complex issues and new patients.

TREATMENT ROOM

Our Treatment room (minor ops room) has 1 examination bed and has the appropriate equipment for minor excisions, including an emergency trolley as required for Accreditation.

ADMIN SETUP

Oxley Health Care has an Office Manager who is responsible for managing the front and back reception areas, assists with the day to day operations of a busy practice and is the “go to” person for GP’s and Nursing team. Our Office Manager is supported in their role by our Peel Health Care Practice Management Team who are located in our Peel Street surgery. Oxley Health Care is fully accredited with AGPAL and also holds dual Accreditation with RACGP and ACRRM to enable Oxley Health Care to take on RACGP and ACRRM Registrars. Oxley Health Care uses Best Practice for patient management and is a paperless practice.


    

NURSING SERVICES

The Nursing Team at Oxley Health Care comprises 5 Registered Nurses including a Nurse Team Leader. Nursing team work closely with the GP’s and specialise in areas such as women’s health, childhood immunisations, family planning, respiratory medicine, chronic disease management and wound care. We are very fortunate to have an Aboriginal Nurse who has a special interest in Aboriginal Health and the ATSI health checks.

ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES

Oxley Health Care has an in-house Dietitian and Haematologist. We routinely refer our patients to our sister practice, Peel Health Care, who have an in house Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, and Periodontist.

SPECIALIST SERVICES

National Hearing visit Oxley Health Care on a monthly basis. Our Peel Health Care surgery has visiting Psychiatrists which are also available to Oxley Health Care patients.

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

Laverty pathology are within the same complex as Oxley Health Care. Radiology services are available at our sister practice, Peel Health Care, located 5 minutes away.

OTHER CLINICAL SERVICES

Our GPs provide additional services such as skin cancer screening, excisions and minor procedures.

PATIENT DEMOGRAPHICS

Tamworth’s population has recently exceeded 62,000. It has a diverse multicultural demographic mix as well as an ageing population. The population is largely Australian born with a small percentage of residents from Norway, the Phillipines, Korea and Scotland. Occupations in Tamworth are fairly evenly divided amongst: the building trades, industrial workers, service industry, hospitality, administrative and professional services.

BILLING ARRANGEMENTS

Oxley Health Care is a private billing practice. Standard consultation is $75.00

PATIENT DEMAND

Standard appointment time for a GP holding fellowship (as opposed to a Registrar) is 15 minutes. Complex or new patients are encouraged to have 30 minutes. 4 patients per hour is standard practice. Appointments can be booked up to 3 weeks ahead but there are always “on the day” appointments for acute cases.

TOWN/SUBURB FACILITIES

Tamworth is the largest regional city in NSW, situated half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Tamworth is a growing city with a current population of 62,000. Aviation has been a significant part of the local economy. Other industries include an even mix of: manufacturing, retail trade, education and training, public administration and safety, agriculture, forestry & fishing, accommodation and food services, and arts & recreation services. Tamworth has a warm climate with hot summers and mild winters. Tamworth is probably most famous as the “Country Music Capital of Australia”, hosting the second biggest country music festival in the world.

TOURIST INFORMATION

Tamworth is a large Agricultural regional city. The Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre is a draw card for many agricultural and horse loving people. The AELEC draws such events as the National Finals Rodeo, The ABHA National Finals, Cutting Horse championships etc to Tamworth. Tamworth is recognised nationally as the sporting horse capital of Australia. Tamworth is famous for the Country Music Festival and Golden Guitar Awards, as well as the iconic Golden Guitar. The Tamworth Region has many waterways which in the warmer months is fantastic for water skiing and fishing.

SKILLS OR INTERESTS SOUGHT

An incoming GP would ideally have: good communication skills, chronic disease management and general medical skills including: children, workers compensation and insurance medicals, minor procedural work. Shared obstetric care would also be an advantage, along with pain management and palliative care. CIRCUMSTANCES We have a Senior GP at Oxley Health Care who will be retiring in 2019. 

CONTRACT TERMS

Oxley Health Care are committed to trying to accommodate the needs of an incoming doctors. Our ideal candidate would be a doctor willing to commit for a period of three years, is available for 9 sessions per week, able to do nursing home visits and commit to 1:14 oncall for surgery patients only. They would be a team player and ideally be able to assist in teaching and supervision of Registrars and Junior GPs. Our remuneration is 65% of billings, plus 90% of after hours, payable on billings, not receipts. 

LOCUM TERMS

We would be happy to discuss possible locum engagements with doctors who are considering a move to Tamworth or have a view to a permanent position. Please get in touch if you would like to explore locum options with us further.

CONTACT: 

Bek Hooley
Executive Officer
Oxley Health Care 
255-255A Goonoo Goonoo Road South Tamworth NSW 2340

Phone: (02) 6766 8288
Mobile: 0409 626 544

Thinking about a tree change?

Qualified allied health professionals operate from consulting rooms within our two practices – Peel Health Care and Oxley Health Care.

The allied health staff have the unique opportunity to care for both Oxley Health Care patients as well as their own private patients. Administrative tasks such as billing and scheduling of appointments is all taken care of by the Peel Health Care Ltd management team – leaving our allied health staff to focus on their patients and professional development.

At Oxley Health Care our staff share a philosophy of supporting and networking with the health professionals to reach the best possible outcomes for their patients. The clinicians are highly experienced, providing a range of services which are among the most comprehensive in regional private practice.

At Oxley Health Care we believe in flexible working hours for our staff, a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, and strong opportunities for teaching and career development.
Tamworth offers a wonderful family lifestyle with all the comforts of a large regional city.

If you’re an outstanding allied health professional and think you might be interested in moving to Tamworth, give us a call to discuss opportunities for your career. We’d love to talk.

Email: bek.hooley@phcltd.org.au

Phone: 02 6766 8288


Contact Us

Phone: +61 2 6762 4664
Fax: + 61 2 6765 4610

Practice Address

255-255A Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth NSW 2340

Postal Address

PO Box 5377, South Tamworth NSW 2340

Email

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