Out Of Hours

If you become ill or injured and need medical help or advice, choose the right NHS service for your needs.


Self-care is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses, ailments and injuries. A range of common illnesses and complaints, such as coughs and colds, sore throats, upset stomachs, and aches and pains can be treated with a well stocked medicine cabinet and plenty of rest.

  • Some self-care essentials:
  • Paracetamol
  • Anti-diarrhoeal medicines
  • Re-hydration mixtures
  • Indigestion remedies
  • A thermometer

NHS Direct

Medical help or advice is available 24 hours a day through NHS Direct by phone on 111 from any mobile or landline. You can also use the NHS Symptom Checker online at www.nhs.uk


Easy access to advice and treatment from your Community Pharmacy. This service complements existing GP & Out of Hours services and may save the need for an appointment. Local Pharmacies;-

  • Boots, Cornmarket Street
  • Boswells, Cornmarket Street
  • Jenners, Manzil Way, Cowley Road
  • Lloyds, Botley Road
  • Lloyds, Walton Street
  • Rowlands, 227 Banbury Road
  • Rowlands, Prama House, Summertown
  • Woodlands, Botley Road
  • Woodstock Road Chemist, 59 Woodstock Road

GP Surgery

28 Beaumont Street

If you telephone 01865 311811 outside the surgery hours 08.30 - 18.30 you will be redirected to the new 111 medical advice service which will be able to give you information on how to access out-of-hours medical care.

On one day a week the practice holds an extended hours surgery until 9.00pm. Please be aware that access to this clinic is strictly by appointment and the practice will not be open after 6.30 on any day for emergency care.

If you have an appointment for the evening extended hours surgery, the door may be closed when you arrive. Please ring the bell and you will be let in. This may take one or two minutes if the receptionist is in another part of the building.

You can always have access to advice from a GP out of hours in Oxford. You can discuss this option with the 111 adviser (see above).

There is a GP out of hours clinic in East Oxford and should you need to see a doctor  and you are able to travel, you will be directed to this clinic. Alternatively a home visit may be arranged if considered necessary.

The direct telephone number for this service is: 0845 345 8995.

A&E or 999

An extreme emergency the nearest Accident & Emergency Department is at John Radcliffe Hospital. An extreme emergency is a condition such as a suspected broken bone, road accident, a severe wound that requires stitching, suspected heart attack or any other life threatening condition. Please use this service appropriately!

You should only call 999 in an emergency. If it is not a life-threatening situation, consider the other options available to you.

An Ambulance can be called on university premises by dialling 9-999 or alerting the porters lodge on (2)79500. In the rest of the UK you can dial either 999 or 112.

Inform the college via the porters lodge

If you are feeling unwell it is a good idea to let the porter’s lodge know so that relevant help/people can be informed if necessary.  All Porters are First Aid trained and must be informed in an emergency, to help deliver care and to ensure that paramedics are promptly directed when necessary.