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. 

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

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.

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


Self refer


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.