Helen is the College's part-time nurse and delivers first-class health and welfare support to the graduate student community.
All students and their families should register with a doctor (GP) as soon as possible after arrival.
Helen Thornton, the college nurse, runs a clinic from Wolfson and Exeter College, which students can access through making an appointment. She can provide all students with practical medical advice and support assessing and dealing with minor ailments and injuries, discussing problems and responding to medical emergencies while on duty.
If you wish to book an appointment, either at Exeter or Wolfson College, please contact Helen.
Banbury Road Medical Centre
172 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BT
Tel: 01865 515731
The services of a GP are free under the National Health Service (NHS). Dr Antony Maddison is the College Doctor, and he works with several other doctors at the Banbury Road Medical Centre. This partnership is willing to provide treatment under the NHS for members of the College and their families who live in College Accommodation or who are resident in central or North Oxford.
You can register online here.
Studental is a dental practice based at Brookes University which offers NHS Dental Care for members of the University. Further information can be found here.
Hospital Treatment and Emergencies
Treatment in cases of emergency can be obtained at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department (http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/) of the John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington OX3 9DU
Out of Hours Urgent Advice
If it is not an emergency, but you need urgent medical advice (or think you need to see a doctor urgently) outside working hours you can ring 111. This will go through to an NHS team of advisers who can give healthcare advice and direct you to a local service. Information may be found at www.nhs.uk/111.
College First Aid
Several members of staff have received first aid training. Please call the Lodge for help in the first instance on 01865 274100.
Free condoms and Pregnancy tests
The Lodge has a supply of condoms, personal lubricant and pregnancy testing kits which are free of charge.
Information for International Students
Details about the NHS and services provided may be found on the NHS website.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs provides some helpful information about healthcare entitlements. This can be found on the UKISA website.
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Mixed Circuits are organised by the Boat Club and run every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 PM all year round in the Games Room. Free and open to all members of college, the sessions are great for rowers keeping fit in the off-season, as a supplement to regular training, or for non-rowers who want to get a bit of exercise while seeing the enthusiasm of the Boat Club first-hand. The workout consists of a few sets of “body-weight” exercises, including crunches, press-ups, squats, etc.