The Treatment Room (practice nurse)
Appointments are available to see a nurse on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for:
- Dressing of wounds and ulcers
- Removal of stitches
- Contraceptive pill checks
- Travel advice and vaccinations (allow 4-6 weeks prior to travel)
- Child Immunisations
- Diabetes, Asthma and COPD reviews
- Treatment injections e.g. denosumab
- NHS Health Checks
- Phlebotomy (available every week day)
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
For Travel Advice Leaflet click this link: Travel Advice
Requesting medical certificates, forms and fitness statements (mitigating circumstances, examination & revision specialist adjustments, fitness to study and medical examination reports)
Information and medical referral services
Student Welfare Advice during the COVID-19 Outbreak
.College Doctor & Practice Nurse Appointments
Register at: www.campusdoctor.co.uk
The Practice Nurse service is operating face to face appointments.
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 20:30*
08:30 - 20:30*
08:30 - 18:00
*Please note: Wednesday and Thursday Late Surgeries by Appointment Only - Do not try to visit unless you have telephoned to book an appointment before
Telephone 01865 311234
Out of hours NHS 111
Email [email protected] (Email your reason, availability and GP preference)
.Accident, Emergency or Urgent Medical Query
Report to the porter: [email protected]
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do
NHS 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.
Students should report any sickness absence to College Office and their tutor. If you require medical attention, then please refer to the booking types section of this page.
Please note, the college nurse will aim to respond within one working day, if this is urgent please contact the college doctor or 111
.Reporting COVID-19 or other related infectious diseases
Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing
The College Counsellor's leaflet on Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing can be viewed here.
Please watch the very important Decanal COVID and Welfare induction video from the Dean https://www.bnc.ox.ac.uk/deans-talk
Please keep up to date with any changes made to http://www.ox.ac.uk/news-and-events/coronavirus-advice and https://www.bnc.ox.ac.uk/covid-19
It is vital that you complete the University COVID-19 form if you need to self-isolate https://www.bnc.ox.ac.uk/isolate
Feeling unwell/symptoms worsening
Please first use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service via the website here. If you are still concerned please call the lodge 01865 277830 to speak to the nurse if she is available (usually during working week) or to call for an ambulance.
I think I need to get a COVID test: please see here.
Further COVID Advice
I have further questions in relation to coronavirus not already covered: please contact [email protected]
.Reporting of pre-existing conditions & chronic disease management advice
Please register with the college doctors at www.campusdoctor.co.uk and book your initial consultation appointment with them in order to discuss your treatment regime and existing care plan. Booking information can be found here.
Please self-refer to the university disability advisory service to ensure a support plan is designed around your individual health needs and you receive a smooth transition into university accommodation and academic studies: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/disability/needs
Please follow up with the College Nurse to discuss your existing support plan and medical condition in order to determine whether any further specialist adjustments are required: https://it.brasenose.org/bookings/
Talk to a tutor, or your college or department disability coordinator: [email protected]
.Requesting a welfare check or home/hospital visit
Out of hours
Outside of college nurse/doctor clinic hours you can either speak with NHS 111 or welfare checks can be carried out by the Welfare Team.
If this is a medical emergency, please contact 999
.Requesting new/repeat prescriptions
An initial GP telephone consultation is required, you can book this appointment directly with the surgery at https://www.leaverandpartnersjericho.nhs.uk/contact1.aspx
Repeat prescription requests should be made via email to: [email protected]
This email should include your name and DOB, drug name, dosage, quantity and nominated pharmacy details
If you’re registered for patient online access, medical prescription requests can be made via the patient online access platform
Please note, the college doctor may decline your prescription request if your medical condition requires annual monitoring or if you have not had any previous contact with the college doctors within this GP practice
Further information about making medication prescription requests is available at: https://www.leaverandpartnersjericho.nhs.uk/prescriptions1.aspx?t=1
On-line services are more efficient and should be more convenient for ordering repeat prescriptions, booking appointments on-line, viewing test results, viewing your medical summary, confirming previous vaccinations, etc.
.Requesting medical certificates, forms and fitness statements
Applications made on the grounds of ill health or disability must be supported by medical evidence
If you find yourself needing a university medical certificate, this request primarily comes from College Office who will advise you on which type of certificate you need. These options are:
University Medical Certificates – College Nurse: MS Teams appointment with the College Nurse: https://it.brasenose.org/bookings/
If you require medical evidence for something you are writing for your tutors then you do not need a medical certificate form and the college nurse can simply email the tutor, but if it’s a formal piece of coursework and an extension is required, then a medical certificate is required.
University Medical Certificates – GP: College Doctor: https://www.leaverandpartnersjericho.nhs.uk/clinics-and-services.aspx?t=4
For examination adjustments, please contact the college doctors for a medical certificate
Non-NHS medical reports for fitness to study, work or travel - private service: https://www.mayfieldclinic.co.uk
Information and medical referral services
Please refer to the College Doctor section further up the page (link)
Ellie Raikes is Brasenose College Counsellor, her hours in College are as follows (weeks 0-9):
Mondays: 12 noon to 2.00pm
Tuesdays: 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Thursdays: 1.30pm to 2.30pm
To make a confidential booking for a 30-minute session with Ellie, please email: [email protected]
A 24/7 mental health helpline has been launched to provide people with mental health advice during the coronavirus pandemic.
Adults: 0800 783 0119 or 01865 904 997
Further mental health services each have a self referral option, therefore you can sign up to as many or little as you feel would help.
In the first instance, I would suggest a self referral to Talking Space as they are able to determine whether you require counselling, CBT or referral to the Adult and Mental Health Team (they seem to have priority, when sending referrals to AMHT and their waiting times are approximately 4-6 weeks for treatment therapies).
Safe Haven is useful if you want out of hours support:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 6pm until 10pm – if you need support please call ahead using the referral line (open from 5pm, last entry 9pm).
Phone: 01865 903 037
Mind Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire Recovery College have lots of local support programmes centred around mental health. You can access these course by requesting an options session with each service: https://www.oxfordshiremind.org.uk/help/options-session-form/
If you simply want someone to talk to then you can call:
• Samaritans for emotional support (open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year) by freephone on 116 123
• CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) for men in the UK who need to talk or find information and support. Call 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight, 365 days a year).
• Elefriends for a supportive online community, a safe place to listen, share and be heard.
We also have a college counsellor called Ellie Raikes who often receives good feedback: “ To make a confidential booking for a 30 minute session with Ellie, please email [email protected]”
If you feel as if you are in a crisis situation:
Dial 999 if your life, or the life of someone you know, is in immediate risk.
Dial 111 if you need medical help quickly, but it’s not an immediate risk, or if it is out-of-hours for your General Practitioner (GP) surgery.
Contact your General Practitioner (GP) if you are experiencing mental health problems and are not known to local mental health services.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all DAS appointments are currently taking place online (rather than in-person). If you would like to make an appointment or speak to an advisor, please contact us via [email protected]
An A&E department (also known as emergency department or casualty) deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:
- loss of consciousness
- acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
- chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds
- major trauma such as a road traffic accident
Less severe injuries can be treated in urgent care centres or minor injuries units. A&E is not an alternative to a GP appointment.
If your GP is closed you can go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111, which will direct you to the best local service.
Alternatively, you can visit an NHS urgent treatment or walk-in centre, which will also treat minor illnesses without an appointment.
Tel: 0300 3047777
Open 24 hours
Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) are for injuries, such as deep cuts, eye injuries, broken bones, severe sprains, minor head injury, minor burns and scalds. Many people go to Accident and Emergency departments when they could be treated just as well and probably quicker at a Minor Injuries Unit.
In Accident and Emergency staff must give priority to serious and life-threatening conditions, so if you go there with a minor injury you may have to wait longer to be seen. It is better to go to a Minor Injuries Unit if there is one locally.
Please call 111 or the unit directly prior to attending the Minor Injury Unit to arrange an appointment. Upon arrival you will be asked to wait in your car until a clinician is ready to see you. These measures have been implemented due to COVID-19 to reduce contact with other patients and staff.
Urgent Care Centre
Abingdon Community Hospital
Get directions to the hospital here
Tel: 01865 903476
This service is available seven days a week, 10.00 to 22.30.
X-ray opening times at this MIU are as follows: Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 19.00; Sunday 11.00 – 17.30. Bank holidays 10.00 – 16.00. These times are for the MIU patients only.
If you are attending as a referral from your GP for an X-ray, please use the following times: Monday to Friday 10.00 – 13.30 and 14.30 – 17.00; Saturday 11.00 – 13.30 and 14.30 – 17.00; Sunday 12 noon – 16.00.
Talk to your GP
Many people don't realise that their GP can help them quit smoking. Your doctor can do a lot, such as enrolling you in a "stop smoking" clinic, and prescribing nicotine replacement therapy, such as patches and gum, or stop smoking medication such as Champix.
Join your local stop smoking service
Did you know that you're up to 4 times more likely to quit successfully with the help of your local stop smoking service?
or call the Smokefree National Helpline on 0300 123 1044 to speak to a trained adviser.
Find online support
For online support including apps, communities and motivational emails, visit Better Health.
Have an emergency phone number to hand
Keep an emergency number, perhaps for your local stop smoking service or the national helpline.
"We're here on 0300 123 1044 from Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm answering calls from people who are about to have a cigarette and want help not lighting up," says Chris, one of the helpline advisers. "We can talk about why you want to smoke and how to deal with your cravings."
Notify your GP in the first instance.
NHS local substance misuse service is Turning Point, based on Manzil Way, Oxford. You can self-refer and be allocated a keyworker via the link: https://www.turning-point.co.uk/contact-us.html
As well as the NHS, there are charities and private drug and alcohol treatment organisations that can help you. Visit the Adfam website to see a list of https://adfam.org.uk/help-for-families/useful-organisations
Some people find support groups like https://ukna.org/ helpful. Your keyworker can tell you where your nearest group is.
Visit the Frank website to https://www.talktofrank.com/get-help/find-support-near-you
If you're having trouble finding the right sort of help, call the Frank drugs helpline on 0300 123 6600. They can talk you through all your options.
For more information about residential rehabilitation, or to find a rehab near you, visit http://www.rehab-online.org.uk/
Eating disorders: medical referral required via college doctor (link)
Weight loss self referrals can be made at: https://achieveoxfordshire.typeform.com/to/KyWOzGdh
Achieve Healthy Weight Loss delivers free programmes from over 50 locations across Oxfordshire. This makes our range of support easily accessible. In addition to our own “Lose Weight With Achieve” programme we work with a range of partners to give you free access to the leading weight-loss programmes.
You can refer yourself if you:
- have already tried physical therapy yourself (see guidance and exercises by clicking the links above)
- have an MSK related issue/ condition
- are registered with an Oxfordshire GP
- are over 18 years old
- are able to speak English
- are not under the care of a hospital consultant for the same problem
You need to see your GP for a referral if you:
- are aged between 1 and 18 years
- are unable to speak English or only speak limited English
- require post stroke rehabilitation
- require home visits
Further information on physiotherapy referrals can be found at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/physiotherapy/accessing/
Studental (01865 689997) is an NHS service for all students in Oxford. It is based at Oxford Brookes, Headington Hill Campus. It is a friendly and efficient service, which will accommodate urgent appointments within 24-48 hours, as well as routine appointments.
NHS dental charges
There are 3 NHS charge bands:
Band 1: £22.70
Covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish, and planning for further treatment.
Band 2: £62.10
Covers all treatment included in Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).
Band 3: £269.30
Covers all treatment included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.
Have a look at the College Nurse's dental advice leaflet for further details:
Jericho Health Centre offer a wide range of contraceptive and sexual health services, if you would like to receive contraceptive counselling for IUD, implant, depo, patches, pills or chlamydia screening then please call the surgery: 01865 311234
Alternatively, Oxford clinic is a sexual health clinic offering a full range of Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) and contraception procedures
Oxford OX3 7LE
Unfortunately, they are currently unable to offer drop-in clinics. To make an appointment, call 01865 231231.
Please take a look at the College Nurse's sexual health advice leaflet for further details on what is available to students on site: https://www.bnc.ox.ac.uk/downloads/welfarehealth/Local_Sexual_Health_Services.pdf
Contraception pill checks
Pill checks should be carried out by either the college nurse or practice nurse on an annual basis. Contraceptive pills are issued on a repeat prescription with a six-month maximum dispensing supply. Once you have carried out your annual contraception review, the nurse will issue a six-month pill prescription to your nominated pharmacy. Once this six-month supply runs out, you can request a further six-month supply by emailing the surgery. If you are due your annual contraception check, then this prescription request will be declined and you will be asked to book a nurse consultation.
Thrush vs. Bacterial Vaginosis
Over the counter medication is available for this over the counter, if over the counter medication fails, please make a practice nurse appointment for swab testing
Alternative contraception methods
Please book an appointment with the practice nurse, all the doctors and our practice nurse provide advice on all contraception methods and perform the appropriate checks.
For administration of contraception, visit GUM or the college doctors who can offer IUDs, implant fittings and contraceptive injections*
*IUD and implant fitting services can be organised by Dr Leaver and Partners who will offer patients the initial consultation and follow up checks. The fitting would be organised to take place at The Observatory Medical Practice opposite, Dr Leavers and Partners.
Non-urgent medical advice, healthcare professional referrals, signposting to services and health promotional advice (GUM, physiotherapy, CBT/counselling, sleep hygiene, ENT, skincare, dentistry, travel and childhood immunisations & over the counter medication advice): https://it.brasenose.org/bookings/
Information regarding international student medical eligibility criteria: https://www.bnc.ox.ac.uk/downloads/Nurse_October_2019/Nurse_Leaflet_International_new.pdf
Other medical queries: https://it.brasenose.org/bookings/