Health Information


The College Nurse is Kate Tempest.

Term-Time Drop-In Clinics

The College Nurse Drop-In Clinics are every week day during Term Time, no need for an appointment.
If you would prefer a set appointment time, please contact the nurse. 

She can also visit students in Brasenose accommodation if they feel too unwell to get to the clinic. Please see contact details below.

Mon       09.45-11.45
Tues      12.45-14.45
Wed       09.45-11.45
Thurs     17.00-19.00
Fri          09.45-11.45

The surgery is at the bottom of Staircase 12, below College Office. 
Telephone: 01865 (2)77883  Mob: 07818 068641

Please call during office hours or leave a message.

Email advice given during term-time

College Nurse BRASENOSE - what I can do for you notice

Have a look at the College Nurse’s Medical Information for International Students.

Also have a look at the Nurse's advice about Sleeping and her Exam Tips.

Accessing Medical Attention - Information for Students 

In a medical emergency, please call 999 & ask for an ambulance. ​

Our College Doctors are open every weekday 08.30-18.00 (Thursday until 20.30) except for Bank Holidays. (free service)

Dr Leaver & Partners
Jericho Health Centre
New Radcliffe House
Walton Street

Tel             01865 311234


If you are not already registered, you can do so anytime online at:-

Don't worry if you don't have all the necessary information at the time of registration, you can complete the vaccination history & other details at a later date and still get registered. International Students will not be issued with a National Health Service (NHS) number until they have registered with a Doctor. 

Alternatively, to register, you can visit our Doctors' Surgery at the above address, where you will be asked to complete the paper application forms. You can also register at the College Nurse's Office during her clinic hours. 

If you have an urgent problem but you are not registered, you can call Dr Leaver's Surgery (let them know you are a student) and they may be able to make an appointment for you and allow you to register later. However, it is preferable to have completed the online forms before you call. 

The College Doctor also has urgent, same-day, appointments, which are released every weekday morning at 08.30am. However, you cannot choose a time; you will be offered just one appointment. These appointments are for urgent matters only and usually are all gone by 9.30am, so do call early. The lines are busy but please wait & the phone will be answered. 

Outside the College Doctor's hours, students can call 111 for medical advice/appointments (free service). This is a national number, free from all phones. The Doctor/Nurse will call you back if deemed necessary. If the 111 (out-of-hours service) need to see you​, they are based at Manzil Way Health Centre, just off the Cowley Road. This service is all night and all weekends. If you would prefer someone with you while you call 111, students can contact the Junior Deans via the lodge during term time. Alternatively, you can go to the lodge and make a call with the Porters at any time. Porters are all First Aid trained and give support and advice regarding accessing local health care.  

If you need to go to hospital, you can ask the Porter to book a taxi to take you. Anyone can walk into the John Radcliffe Hospital Emergency Department (ED); you don't even need to be registered with the NHS (free service to all). The ED is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Sometimes, however, the wait times are long, e.g. 3-4 hours for non-urgent cases. 


Dr Leaver & Partners, Jericho Health Centre, New Radcliffe House, Walton Street, OX2 6NW, (01865) 311234.
The members of the practice most likely to see you are Dr Joanna Lambert, Dr Laurence Leaver, Dr Mark O'Shea or Dr Shahzadi.


In the case of a dental emergency advice can first be sought from the College Nurse.

In addition, 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. The initial fee is £20.60 for an examination.

Have a look at the College Nurse's dental advice leaflet.

University Health and Welfare Provision:

The Health and Welfare section of the University's Student Gateway provides students with University information on:

  • Health - Details on registering with health professionals, medical emergencies, occupational health and an A-Z of health advice pages on common topics;
  • Disability Advisory Service - Guidance on study support including funding, special examination arrangements and fact sheets on specific disabilities;
  • Counselling Service - Comprehensive new range of pages outlining the support available to students in the form of individual and group counselling, workshops and self-help resources plus additional pages offering advice for those supporting students such as University & college staff, parents, other students and GPs & health professionals;
  • Student-led support - Information on the Peer Support scheme, OUSU Student Advice Service and Nightline;
  • Equality & Diversity - Introduction and links to the Equality and Diversity Unit website and an outline of the role it plays in ensuring no student will be treated less favourably on the grounds of age, gender, race, religion & belief and sexual orientation;
  • Childcare Services - Useful links to services and support available for student parents.



Information on Brasenose's welfare network.

Welfare & Support

Information on the health and welfare assistance which is available to students.