There is a range of NHS services on your doorstep for which you do not need a referral from a clinician. You can refer yourself. You can see the right person at the right time by contacting the services below.
For Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hand, Elbow, Hip, Knee, Foot, Ankle, Persistent Pain, Health Education and more, Healthshare Oxfordshire provides musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy and podiatry services with a full range of therapists and specialists in Oxfordshire. The right help when you need it for all your joint pain.
Phone: 01865 238108
Sexual Health Clinic provides basic sexual health screening (tests), treatment, advice and contraception. Services offered include:
- contraceptive advice and supplies
- emergency contraception
- free condoms
- sexual health advice
- screening for chlamydia and gonorrhoea
- blood tests for syphilis and HIV
Phone: 01865 231231
Achieve Healthy Weight loss
Achieve Healthy Weight Loss works with a range of partners to deliver from over 50 locations across Oxfordshire. This makes their range of FREE programmes easily accessible. In addition to their own “Lose Weight With” programme they provide FREE access to Slimming World, Weight Watchers and Man V Fat Football. There is also a range of invaluable resources on their website. If you have a muscle or joint pain, you will be assessed properly by a proffesional.
Phone: 01865 338119
Same Day Advice?
MINOR AILMENTS SCHEME, is a scheme, available in parts of Oxfordshire, which offers patients access to NHS health advice and treatment from their local pharmacy. The scheme means you may not need to wait for an appointment to see your doctor. To use the service you must be registered as a patient at the Donnington Medical Partnership, The Leys Health Centre, Hedena Health, Temple Cowley Health Centre, Bartlemas Surgery, Hollow Way Medical Centre or Cowley Road Medical Practice. You must also be entitled to free prescriptions. All exemptions are valid; examples include age, income and medical exemptions.
For more information please click here or ask to one of our receptionist.
- Rowlands 17 Ivy Close Oxford OX4 2NB
- Cowley Pharmacy 258 Cowley Road Cowley Oxford OX4 1UH
- The Leys Pharmacy 6a Courtland Road Rose Hill Oxford OX4 4JA
- Ahmeys Midnight Pharmacy 150 Oxford Road Cowley Oxfordshire OX4 2EA
Medication without prescription?
Over the Counter (OTC) medication includes paracetamol, ibuprofen, antihistamines or prodcuts for cold sore, colic, conjunctivitis, cough and cold, eczema, fungal infection, haemorrhoid, head lice & scabies, heartburn and indigestion, skin rash, sleep problems, threadworm, travel sickness and upset stomach. If you usually don't pay for your prescriptions, it will be for free. Please see more information here.
Don't wait until it gets worse, ask your pharmacy team first! If you want to know how the parmacist could help you, please read here.
Oxfordshire Minor Eye Conditions Service
Red, sore, uncomfortable eye, or sudden disturbance of your vision please contact one of the optometrists (opticians) listed below. Patients 6 or older. If unsure call 111The initial appointment is paid for by the NHS. Click here to see more.
- Specsavers 119 Pound Way, Templars Square, Cowley, OX4 3YA 01865 773344
- Specsavers Sainsbury’s, Heyford Hill, Littlemore, OX4 4XR 01865 712500
Do you have Type 2 diabetes?
The NHS have designed FREE courses to support you in developing skills, knowledge and confidence so that you can take responsibility for decisions about managing your diabetes. Please click in self-refer to book for a course either with Diabetes2gether or Diabetes4ward. See leaflet for more information.
Phone: 01869 604091
This page is to give advice and guidance to patients on a how to manage their long term conditions, how to deal with minor injury and illness that doesn't require treatment for a clinician and give patients advice on several topics.