Welfare, Health and Medical Emergencies
St Peter’s has an extensive network of welfare officers that includes the MCR Vice-President, the Women’s Advisor, and the Tutor for Welfare (Henrietta Leyser). There is also a trained panel of peer supporters in college. They are generally undergraduates who have undergone a peer support training program. They are people you can talk to when you need to discuss both minor and major problems.
Rupert Scott, a former
 MCR President, was a member of the peer support team at St. Peter's. The peer support team is displayed in the lodge: they run “surgeries” at set times but feel free to approach them informally at any time. They can always point you in the right direction. You will also be assigned a College Advisor when you arrive, usually an academic whom you may also contact if you need help of any kind.

For medical issues, there is a College Nurse who keeps regular hours during term-time in
Staircase IV room 3. Her hours are listed on her door or in the Porters’ Lodge. Alternatively, you can contact Dr Judith Bogdanor at The Jericho Health Centre on Walton Street (just past the Phoenix Cinema on the same side of the street) or by phone, 01865 311234. They provide St Peter’s students with complete and confidential health care.
It is essential that you register with the National Health Service through the Jericho Health Centre. You will then be assigned
a GP (General Practitioner – everyone in the UK has a GP as his/her initial medical consultant). For those of you who may be registered with GPs elsewhere in the country it is very important to change this so that you are registered in Oxford. Usually registration forms are either sent out by mail before arrival or handed out during Freshers’ Week – registration does not happen automatically – you need to fill in these forms. A doctor is available by appointment from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm Mondays to Fridays, and also evenings and nights for emergencies.

If you ever need emergency treatment, the nearest Accident and Emergency (A&E) ward is at the John Radcliffe Hospital, a bit out from the city centre. There is a frequent bus service there, or you can go by cab which the Porters will be able to arrange for you (01865 278 900). Alternatively, in a life threatening emergency 999 is the emergency service telephone number. This is also the number for FIRE & POLICE emergency dispatch.
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