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College Nurse

The College Nurse runs a general surgery from 9am to 12pm, weeks 0-9 in her room in Grove 1:2. She can be consulted for minor illness, or advice.

At other times, she is on call for emergencies on 01865 865547.

College Doctors

Unless you were already registered with a doctor in Oxford on arrival, you should be registered with the college practice at the Jericho Health Centre. It is open 8.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. You can either request an appointment in advance, by ringing between 8.30am and 5.30pm. If you need an URGENT appointment, these are available on the day – ring as early as possible.

They also offer a repeat prescription service, on-line, via e-mail or in person. If you need to see a specialist, you will need to see a GP first for them to refer you.

p: 01865 311234

Outside of office hours, there is an EMERGENCY line: 01865 270300

In Oxford


For more serious issues, the nearest hospital is the John Radcliffe Hospital, in Headington.

p: 01865 741166

In an EMERGENCY, ring 999 and ask for the Ambulance Service.


For emergency dental treatment, the college dentist, Mr Le Tocq, is available to graduates. His practice is at 31 Beaumont Street.

p: 01865 557507

Alternatively, there is a student dental practice at Studental, at Oxford Brookes. You can register at your first appointment, and they take NHS patients. A basic consultation and routine work costs £16.50, more extensive work such as fillings or extractions costs £45.60.

p: 01865 484 608


NHS direct

If you have a minor ailment, need some first aid advice, or are wondering whether your symptoms may be a sign of something more serious, you can contact NHS direct. Their website has a wealth of information on many health related issues, or you can ring the helpline to speak to someone in person.

p: 0845 46 47

NHS choices

For a wider range of health-related information, including health eating, sexual health, healthcare services in the UK and travel advice, visit NHS Choices.

For help with specific issues, such as drug and alcohol addiction, there are many resources on the internet, as well as helplines. A few are listed below.

w: Frank (drugs helpline and information)
p: 0800 66 77 00

w: Alcoholics Anonymous
p: 0845 769 7555

Drinkline (no website)
p: 0800 9178232

w: BEAT (eating disorders information and helpline)
p: 0845 6341414