Occupational and emergency healthcare

Emergency telephone numbers 

For immediate assistance in an emergency, dial 999 free from a landline, or 112 from your mobile. When you are connected to the emergency service operator, you will be asked for your exact location and whether you need the fire brigade, the police, or the ambulance service. You should only call this number if you need help straightaway.

The University Security Services can be contacted at 01865 289999. For non-emergency police service call 101.

Out-of-hours healthcare

If you require medical assistance outside of normal working hours, you can call NHS Direct on 111. You will be asked a series of questions by an operator to determine the urgency of  your situation. If you need further assistance you might be referred to be seen or called by a duty doctor. Your local doctor's surgery might offer an out-of-hours service, or there may be a minor injuries unit in your local hospital. Your local pharmacist will be able to advise on suitable treatment for minor illnesses, or more advice and health information is available at NHS Choices.

University Occupational Health Service

The Occupational Health Service is available for advice and consultation on whether work is affecting health, or health affecting work. This can range from help managing stress, to substance dependence and physical and mental ailments related to your work. It also offers travel advice if you are planning to work abroad whilst employed at the University of Oxford. The service does not provide general medical treatment or first aid. Referrals can be obtained from your department.