Fr. Simon Gaine's book, now out in paperback.
If any person is in serious, immediate danger or there is a crime in progress you should call ‘999’.
You should try to remain calm and follow the instructions given by the operator.
If you need medical help quickly, but it's not a 999 emergency, call '111' The NHS 111 service is staffed by a team of fully trained advisers, supported by experienced nurses and paramedics. They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, then give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you straightaway to the local service that can help you best.
If NHS 111 advisers think you need an ambulance, they will immediately arrange for one to be sent to you.
Alternatively, you can go the Emergency Department (also called Accident and Emergency or A&E) at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Headington: 01865 220208 / 01865 220209 .
For illnesses that are not life-threatening you should first contact your GP surgery. The University and its Colleges and Halls strongly recommend that you choose to register with a “College Doctor”: For Blackfriars Hall that is : Dr Leaver & Partners, Jericho Health Centre. You can register here: http://www.campusdoctor.co.uk/oxford.
Appointments are usually booked between 8.30am to 10.30am, 11am to 12 noon and 2.30pm to 5.300pm. Patients may make an appointment (to see any one of the Practice GPs) by telephoning reception, 01865 311234 or in person between 8.30am and 6pm Monday to Friday.
Visits to the GP normally last for 10 minutes, but patients who need a special examination for employment or travel should ask the receptionist for a longer appointment.
Telephone Advice The doctors are available between 10.30am and 11am Monday to Friday to give simple advice over the telephone. Messages may be left with the receptionist.
Please pray for our brother, Joseph Bailham, OP, who made Solemn Profession last Friday here in Oxford.