5.1 College Doctor
5.2 Dental Care
5.3 Medical Provision for International Students
5.4 Covid Vaccination
5.5 Travel Insurance
All members of the College are required to register with a local General Practitioner (GP) Doctor. In the UK your GP is your first point of contact for all non-emergency medical treatments. Many problems can be treated by the GP, but if you need specialist care, the GP will refer you to an appropriate NHS Specialist. You are strongly encouraged to register with the College Doctors. If you decide to register with a different local GP you must provide the Academic Office with their contact details (firstname.lastname@example.org), so that the College may call them in case of emergency.
In Britain, there are many dentists who offer NHS treatment and equally, many who are private. NHS treatment is cheaper than private treatment, but is not free. If you are eligible for full NHS treatment, you should register with the College Doctor first, otherwise you will have to pay the full cost.
Students may register for NHS dental care with Studental, the dental service based at Oxford Brookes Universtiy, tel 01865 689997.
Any country with reciprocal health arrangements are eligible for free treatment under the National Health Service (NHS). Information on the entitlement of international students to free hospital treatment under the National Health Service is available on the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.
Treatment for a medical emergency is free, regardless of status.
You are encouraged to receive the vaccination against Covid-19. All students who have not been vaccinated are entitled to a free vaccination. If you have any underlying health issues or require any advice concerning the vaccination, please speak to a GP/doctor before getting the vaccination.
Whilst the University can provide travel insurance for students travelling within the UK or worldwide on University business, this cover is not automatic. To arrange insurance please refer to the University website, How to Arrange Insurance.