GP Registration UK students
New College requires all UK students enrolled for degree or diploma courses to register under the NHS (or make private arrangements) with an Oxford doctor and to notify College of the name of this doctor.
UK students should remain registered in Oxford for the duration of their course, but will be able to obtain treatment elsewhere, for example during the vacations, as a temporary resident. The purpose of this arrangement is to ensure that proper medical care is available to you from the time you enter College.
The College Medical Officers, (College Doctors) Dr John Sichel and Dr Clare Stephenson have agreed to accept any member of the College who is resident in the UK for longer than 6 months as an NHS patient. Their practice is at 28 Beaumont Street (01865 311811; www.28beaumontstreet.co.uk), and they hold a surgery in College in 1 NB in term times.
You will be expected to register in person with the College nurse and doctor on Monday of 1st week in New College, Lecture Room 6. Note that you should bring your UK medical card with you if you have one.
The College Doctors hold a surgery in 1 NB on a Monday 12.30 - 1.15pm and Thursday from 12.15pm - 1.15pm in term times (1st to 8th week). It is advisable to book ahead, if possible, for one of these appointments. To book an appointment, you can drop in, telephone the practice on 01865 311811, or email Tara, the College Nurse (see below).
The College Doctors are very experienced in dealing with students and will always respond sympathetically to students’ needs.
The College Nurse, Tara McGuinness, can be seen in the surgery in 1 NB from 0th to 9th week.
Tara provides a strictly confidential nursing service along with many of the treatments you would expect from your practice nurse, including contraceptive advice and free contraceptives. The service she provides is friendly & professional, please drop in to the college nurse surgeries - no appointment is necessary.
- Telephone: (2)79579 or 07534 160616 - there is voicemail if you wish to leave a message
- Email: email@example.com
Surgery Opening Hours
|College Nurse||College Doctor|
|Monday||12.30 – 14.00||12.30 - 13.10|
|Tuesday||9.00 - 12.00|
|Wednesday||13.30 - 16.30|
|Thursday||11.30 - 13.30||12.20 - 13.10|
|Friday||9.00 - 11.00|
Overseas students and visiting students
All overseas students who are studying here for more than 6 months can register and have access to the UK National Health Services (NHS). In order to do that, the students must register with the College doctors. It is particularly important that overseas students register with the College doctor as soon as possible. Please note: you will not be able to register if you have less than 6 months of your course left.
Visiting students on courses longer than 6 months are eligible for NHS treatment (please see above for details). Those in Oxford for a course less than 6 months (in effect, less than 3 terms of study) will not be eligible for medical treatment under the NHS, and are required to make arrangements for private medical insurance before arriving in the UK.
You should make an appointment to see the College Doctor, who may be able to offer special private terms, but will be unable to offer consultation or treatment within the National Health Service unless your usual country of residence has a reciprocal health agreement with the UK.
For more information on charges for NHS treatment and exemptions for people visiting the UK, see the Department of Health’s website for overseas visitors.
There are two NHS dentists that are known to take on students:
1. Studental is located at Oxford Brookes University in Headington. This is an NHS practice and open to all students. International students do not qualify for NHS treatment.
2. The practice headed by Dr Coulter (3 George Street, 01865 244304) will provide NHS dentistry to UK New College undergraduates, as well as emergency cover. There are also arrangements to cover financial hardship in relation to dental treatment. Information about this can be obtained from the practice after your arrival in Oxford. Please note that you have to be registered as requiring such assistance before any claim can be made against it. International and graduate students do not qualify for NHS treatment, but will be accepted by Mr Coulter as private patients.
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