Your Health

NHS Framework Documant 2008The NHS in Oxfordshire  offers a variety of treatment and advice options to make sure you get the best health care and you find links to many of them here in this section, together with other useful information, such as resources for carers and details on the Oxfordshire Care Summary.

Use the health advice and pharmacy opening time pages to find out about common symptoms and how to manage them. Remember,  NHS emergency services, such as A&E and 999 are under increasing pressure and one out of every four people who go to A&E could have either self-treated for minor illnesses and injuries or been treated by other local services.

For information on Managing your child’s health and choosing the most appropriate NHS service, please download the booklet: Your Child’s Health (pdf; 1.46 MB)

If you’re a carer, use our carers section to find out about resources available to support you. And if you’re aged between 40 and 74, check out the NHS Health Check tab for more on this excellent programme aimed at preventing conditions like stroke and diabetes.

Your health and how you can get help

Are you new to Oxford?

A leaflet to explain to new residents how you can get help with your health is now available.

Called ‘Your Health, The National Health Service (NHS)’, the leaflet encourages you to register with a local doctor (sometimes called GP) as soon as possible, if you haven’t already, to make sure you can get medical help when you need it.

The leaflet explains the different health care services that you can register with, including a doctor, dentist and optician. Download your copy of the leaflet here.

You can order a copy of the ‘Your Health’ leaflet in different languages or you can download an electronic copy using the links above. Email:  and request a leaflet in your language. 

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