Reception and enquiries

Treatment Room

Treatment Room

Let’s see what we can do…

Get immediate help with minor illnesses and injuries:

A to Z of Health

Pharmacists can also advise on minor illnesses and injuries:


Alternatively you can visit your nearest First Aid Unit:

Consulting room

Consulting room

How can we help you?

For Forms, Medicals, Test results and Certificates please visit Reception

For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Health Review Clinic room.

Book an appointment on the phone01869 249222

Self Manage

Visit eConsult to self manage your condition
Call or get help online now – NHS 111 online

Call or get help online – NHS 111

Check your symptoms, visit NHS 111 online.
Call 111 at any time, 24 hours a day. You will speak to NHS professional staff who will help guide you on any medical issue.
Calls are free from landlines and mobiles. 111
Get fast help from a Pharmacist with minor eye conditions, minor cuts, sprains, aches, colds, headaches, rashes, cystitis etc.

Community Pharmacist

Visit a Pharmacist

  • No appointment necessary
  • Many pharmacists have a confidential area
  • Open till late and at weekends
Submit an eConsult to inform us about your condition, which allows us to treat you quicker.

Self-refer to Local Services for issues such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Sleep therapy, Eye Problems, Healthy Weight Loss, Joint and Muscle Pain, Low Mood, Anxiety & Depression, Sexual Health and UTIs in Women.

Self-refer to Local Services

See a nurse or Health Care Assistant for blood tests, vaccinations, blood pressure checks, health reviews, ECGs, Warfarin checks, family planning and sexual health advice, wound management and cervical screening.

Nurse or HCA

To book Nurse and Health Care Assistant appointments, please call 01869 362922 between 14:00 and 17:00.

COVID-19 Support Room

COVID-19 Support Room

How can we help you?

If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it visit NHS 111 online coronavirus service for advice.

Practice COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Well-being while staying at home

Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.

If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.

Get urgent support now.

Keeping Active

To stay fit and healthy whilst at home, try the NHS Home workout videos.

Advice for patients with pre-existing conditions

Advice for Vulnerable Patients

Wellbeing Centre

Wellbeing Centre

Let’s see what we can do…


Autism Oxford

Oxfordshire Autism Alert Card Scheme
Developing services for teenagers and adults
Support groups

Find out more

Oxford Aspies Pub Group

Email Oxford Aspies Pub Group


Parent/carer support group
Advice, information and support from parents
Regular coffee mornings
School holiday playdays

Find out more

Children in Touch – Autism Family Support

Support & information for families
Youth groups
Activity days in school holidays

Email Autism Family Support

Oxfordshire MIND

Wellbeing and better mental health service
Support groups

Find out more

Bicester Autism ADHD/ADD Support Group

We are a parent support group who have children with special needs, which includes autism and ASHD/ADD.

Facebook page

The National Autistic Society

The leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families.

Find out more


Banbury Areas NRAS Group

The Banbury Area National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Group meets every other month at the Horton Hospital Training Room (6.30pm – 8.00pm). Run by volunteers who all have Rheumatoid Arthritis, we organise various events to raise awareness and offer support, education and information to those lining with RA.

0845 458 3969

Find out more

View our 2017 Meeting Dates

Cancer Support
Tumour Specific Support
General Information
Psychological and Wellbeing Support
Practical Support
Financial Support

Oxford Carers Support

North and West Oxfordshire Carers Centre,
27 Horsefair,
OX16 0AE

Transgender Carer Support Group – Kidlington

Support for Family, friends and loved ones of Trans and Gender Variant People

A dedicated group for Trans Carers only, offering face to face support with a specialist support worker and peer to peer support from TransCarers in a friendly inclusive and understanding environment.

3rd Thursday each Month – 10.30-12.30

Want to know more: Call us on 07784 956 904

Carers Oxfordshire

Carers Oxfordshire is a free service that offers information, advice and support to unpaid adult carers of adults in Oxfordshire.

0845 050 7666

Find out more

Crossroads Care Oxfordshire

If you are a carer, your local Crossroads Care Scheme can offer support.

01865 260280

Find out more


The SEN and Disability Information Advice and Support Service.

Are you a parent or Carer of a child or young person with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 years in Oxfordshire?

SENDIASS offers Free informed and impartial support to parents/carers.

Help Line: 01865 810516
Text Phone: 07786 524294

Find out more

Carers UK

Carers UK provide information and advice for people who are looking after someone.

0808 808 7777

Find out more

Live Well Oxfordshire

Get connected to support you need. This website will help you find services in Oxfordshire that will support you to live well and be independent.

Find out more

Carers Benefits - GOV.UK

The Government website has a range of useful information for carers.

Find out more

Cervical Screening

Cervical Smear Test

Women aged between 25 and 49 years are encouraged to have a cervical smear test every 3 years and women aged between 50 and 64 should have a smear test every 5 years.

01869 249222

Child Health

Child Health Clinic

The health visitors and doctor are available on Wednesday mornings for routine checks and immunisations of children under 5 years. This clinic is for well children only – please do not bring your child to this clinic for the treatment of illness.

01869 249222

Auditory Verbal (for Deaf Children)

We want to raise expectations and outcomes for deaf children. We work to increase awareness, understanding and access to Auditory Verbal therapy by providing services directly to families and sharing our expertise with health and education professions so that many more families can access Auditory Verbal therapy close to where they live.

01869 325 000

Find out more

School Health Nursing

Our School Health Teams work with children, young people and families to enable children to be healthy and reach their full potential. School Nurses are qualified nurses who have undertaken specialised training in the health of children and young people.

01869 604095

Find out more

Home-Start in Oxford & Bicester

Home-Start around Oxfordshire is a voluntary organisation which is committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age.

01865 779991

Find out more

The Children’s Consultancy

The Children’s Consultancy provide counselling and psychotherapy to children, young people and parents within a network of specialist health care professionals.

01865 301 121

Find out more

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks. Find out more

Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever. Find out more

Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. Find out more

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children. Find out more


Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children. Find out more

Further information

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions NHS – Childhood Illness

Chronic Diseases

Chronic Disease Clinics

We have clinics for the management of diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, asthma and kidney disease prevention. We operate a recall system to ensure patients are invited to the clinics regularly. If you receive a letter from us, please contact reception to arrange a convenient appointment.

01869 249222


Oxford Dementia Nurse Help Line

For Dementia Advice and Support. 9-6pm Monday – Friday

Telephone: 01865 410 210

Memory MOT Clinic

Worried someone close to you is losing their memory?
Many people suffer from memory loss as they get older.
But if it starts to happen on a regular basis, it could be the early signs of dementia.

Speak to our Reception to book an appointment with our Patient Support for your Memory MOT.

Bicester Dementia Support Worker

Claire Knight is the Dementia Support Worker for Bicester and can be contacted through

Telephone: 07827 235 433


Bicester Dementia Support Groups

For information on support groups in Bicester and the surrounding area.

Telephone: 01295 264 545

Dementia Oxfordshire

Dementia Oxfordshire is a partnership between three local charities, Age UK Oxfordshire, Guideposts and YoungDementia UK, who are bringing together their specialist expertise to develop and deliver a new Dementia Support Service for people of all ages. The service is free to use.

Nurse Help Line (9am-6pm Mon-Fri): 01865 410 210

Find out more

Dementia UK

Specialist one-to-one support. Expert advice. These are the two key ways we help people living with dementia at Dementia UK. We do this through our unique Admiral Nurses who work hand in hand with families, helping them cope with the fear, uncertainty and difficult everyday reality of dementia.

Download the following pamphlets:

Sources of Support & Advice

Getting a diagnosis of dementia

Tips for better communication with a person living with dementia

Find out more

Age UK (Oxfordshire)

At Age UK Oxfordshire we are dedicated to providing essential services for older people throughout the county. Whether you are an older person or care for an older person as a friend or relative, we have a range of services that can offer practical help and support with a friendly face.

Telephone: 0345 450 1276


Find out more

Daybreak – Living Well with Dementia

Daybreak is unique in providing social and therapeutic respite days for people living with dementia, helping couples stay together at home, thus delaying or avoiding residential care. We have 3 day clubs in Oxfordshire: Kidlington, North Oxford and Greater Leys.

01865 776744

Find out more

Alzheimer’s Society

Find out more about the programmes we run for people affected by dementia.

Help Line: 0300 222 11 222

Find out more

Bicester Memory Café (Alzheimer's Society)

If you have Dementia, or are caring for someone with Dementia come along and meet others in a relaxed setting. Cared for welcome. Bicester Methodist Church. Last Wednesday of each month, 10.30am – 12.00pm.

Find out more

Forget Me Not (Bicester) Ltd

Friendship group for older people – you can be sure of a warm welcome

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am – 3pm at the Bicester Methodist Church

For more details:

Phone: 07505 749 931


Facebook: Forget Me Not (Bicester) Ltd

More information


Diabetes – What is it?

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high.

There are two main types of diabetes:

  • type 1 diabetes – where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin
  • type 2 diabetes – where the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin

Find out more

Diabetes UK

For help and advice on diabetes

Healthier You – NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Take control of your health and prevent diabetes. Group sessions with practical advice that’s proven to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If your GP or Nurse believes you are at risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes by the results of a blood test or fasting plasma glucose test in the last 12 months, BMI >30, hypertension or previous gestational diabetes, you will be invited to attend this programme. We strongly encourage you to accept this invitation.

Patient Leaflet

Find out more

Community Diabetes Service - Oxfordshire

Are you over 18 and have diabetes? Our education programmes can help you manage your condition, control your diabetes and improve the quality of life. You can self-refer to one of our education programmes: DIABETES2GETHER or DIABETES4WARD.

Find out more

Low-Calorie Diets For Type 2 Diabetes – Newcastle University Research Project

A series of studies have demonstrated that T2D can be reversed to normal by substantial weight loss. This project aims to answer the question of whether losing weight on a low calorie diet and keeping it off using a structured, personalised support programme is a viable treatment for putting Type 2 diabetes into remission in the long-term.

For an update on the research

The Blood Sugar Diet

The Blood Sugar Diet, by Dr Michael Mosely, is based on the latest research and is designed not only to help you improve your blood sugar but for many it may even reverse diabetes or the metabolic syndrome. And if you are simply at risk of diabetes and the metabolic syndrome, this diet should keep your sugars down at a healthy level. (Please speak to your Doctor before engaging in any sudden weight loss programme).

Find out more

Drugs and Alcohol

Oxfordshire Roads to Recovery

Roads to Recovery is your countywide integrated alcohol and drugs service. We offer support to individuals throughout Oxfordshire from our full-time, dedicated recovery hubs.

Bicester Hub- We offer a satellite service in Bicester on Thursday each week, this enables clients to access group work sessions, 1-2-1 appointments and drop-in services.

01865 261690

Find out more

Harm Minimisation Service

The Harm Minimisation Service is provided by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the Oasis Partnership, and provides services to drug and alcohol users who are not ready to, or do not wish to, work towards abstinence.

01865 455601

Find out more

Young People's Specialist Substance Misuse Service

CAN Young People’s Team is a free, confidential drug and alcohol service for young people under the age of 19 and their families/carers in Oxfordshire. CAN Young People’s Team aim to provide information, education, advice and treatment to young people in relation to drug and alcohol use.

0845 6029298 / 01865 328470

Find out more

One You Drinks Tracker - Mobile App

Drinking a bit too much can sneak up on you. Our free drinks tracker app makes it easy to keep an eye on the booze and take control with daily tips and feedback.

Download on the Apple App Store

Download on the Android App Store

Drink Coach – Early Intervention & Support

All the tools you need to track and change your drinking – Online intervention and support.

It features:

– The Alcohol Test offering advice about their drinking
– Online Coaching which delivers online Extended Brief Interventions to risky drinkers, face to face via Skype
– a free App designed to help users track and change their drinking

Find out more

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.0300 123 6600 Talk online


If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.0300 123 1110

Further information

For more information about the benefits of drinking less, top tips and more visit NHS – Drinking and Alcohol
Alternatively, for more information on how drug misuse can be harmful to your health visit NHS – The Effects of Drugs

Elderly Care

Age UK Oxfordshire

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

0345 450 1276

Find out more

Live Well Oxfordshire

Get connected to support you need. This website will help you find services in Oxfordshire that will support you to live well and be independent.

Find out more

First Aid Unit

Bicester Community Hospital

The First Aid Unit offers a walk-in service, so no referral or appointment required. This service is open only outside normal working hours: weekdays from 6pm to 11pm, and 8.30am to 11pm on weekends and bank holidays.
The First Aid Unit sees all minor injuries, but has no x-ray facilities.

01865 903976

Find out more


Flu Vaccine

Flu Clinics

Our practice nurses are happy to advise you about any immunisations that you should keep up to date. We encourage all patients with chronic medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, heart disease) or aged over 65 years to have a vaccination against ‘flu every year. Please make an appointment at one of our Flu Clinics which are held in October and November.

01869 249222


NHS Hearing Aids Batteries – Options

Information on looking after and obtaining batteries for your NHS Hearing Aid.

Find out more


Better Housing Better Health

Helping to keep residents with health conditions warm in the winter

Tel: 0800 107 0044

More Information & refer someone


Insomnia affects one in ten adults. Sleepio is an online programme to address insomnia supported by the NHS. It aims to improve sleep without sleeping tablets through a fully automated, interactive web-based tool.
This means people can access the programme without needing a GP referral or prescription.


Keeping Healthy & Getting Active

Cherwell Link Card Scheme

50% discount on a range of leisure activities

If you receive an eligible benefit, or are recommended by a medical professional and live in Cherwell, you can apply for this discount card. At the Bicester leisure Centre: Gym, Swimming, Sauna, Steam, Spa, Tenpin Bowling plus Cherwell DC Holiday Programmes

Find out more

Health Walks near Bicester

View information on health walks near Bicester.

Find out more

Go Active, Get Healthy

Would you like to be more active, have fun, and meet new people?

This a FREE programme in Oxfordshire designed to support you in in beginning your journey to become more physically active. Get up to £160 in vouchers to support you and use at your local leisure centre, and receive motivational coaching support you.

01865 252 606

Visit the Get Oxfordshire Active website

Oxfordshire Age UK – Generation Games

Age UK’s Oxfordshire’s physical activity service. Find out what physical activity sessions are near you, or be inspired to try something new.

If you just wish to see which activities are run exclusively by Generation Games:

Find out more

Dance to Health – Free sessions for older people

Kingsmere Community Centre, Whiteland Way, Bicester, OX26 1EG

Dance to Health is a nationwide pioneering falls prevention dance programme for older people. Combining evidence based physiotherapy with the creativity and energy of dance.

Every Tuesday at 1:15pm.

Sessions last 60 to 90 mins plus 30 mins at the end for refreshments.

Cost £5 per session or £20 for 5 session block. First session is FREE.

If you are an older person who has had a fall or is worried about falling. No Dance experience necessary.
The number 26 bus stops right outside the Community Centre.

Please email Jen Stokes on or call her on 07464 243 879 if you would like to come and try a session.

Find out more

Living with a Life Limiting Illness

Bereavement Advice Centre

Provides a national helpline and information service offering support, information and advice about what to do after a death and the practical issues and procedures that people may face.

0800 634 9494 (open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday)

Find out more

Cruse Bereavement Care

Provides individual support and counselling to bereaved adults.

Oxford helpline: 01865 245398


Find out more

Dying Matters

Provides information on dying, death and bereavement. Many of their leaflets can be downloaded from their website in a range of languages.

Find out more

Provides video and audio clips, as well as written transcripts, of patients’ and carers’ experiences of a variety of health-related conditions and illnesses. These include peoples’ experiences of dying and bereavement.

Find out more

OMEGA – Oxfordshire ME Group for Action

We are a self-help group for people with ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and their carers.

Members can benefit from contact with other people who recognise and understand the illness. Members give each other friendship and support, exchange information about treatments, and learn from each other about the management of this long-term illness.

Find out more

Marie Curie

Provides a range of publications and guides for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Find out more

Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides practical, medical and financial support for people with cancer. Their website has information on a range of topics including living with cancer, support for carers, and
facing the end of life. Many of their leaflets can be downloaded.

Find out more

Maggie’s Oxford

Offers emotional support to people affected by cancer. The Maggie’s national website hosts an online facilitated bereavement support group.

01865 751882


Find out more

Late Spring Oxfordshire (Bereavement Support)

Meeting twice a month in local venues. Over coffee and cake, together, we look to the future…without forgetting.

Bicester Group meets at Emmanuel Church, Bure Park 10.00-11.30 every 1st and 3rd Tuesday.

Phone: Kate on 07827 235 412


Oxfordshire County Council

Provides details of a range of private and voluntary services which support people in their own homes.

Find out more


An Oxfordshire charity that helps children and their families before and after a major bereavement. Their website provides information for young people, parents and teachers, as well as details of further sources of support.

01865 744768


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Social Services

Can provide financial and practical support.

0845 0507666


Maternity Clinic

All the doctors provide ante and post-natal care in conjunction with the community midwives who hold weekly clinics in the practice.

01869 249222

Antenatal Services

View antenatal services from Oxford University Hospitals including Antenatal clinics, maternity assessments, labour and birth and aginal Birth After Caesarean Clinic (VBAC).

Find out more

Postnatal Services

View postnatal services from Oxford University Hospitals including Special Care Baby Unit’s (SCBU), VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean) clinic, breastfeeding clinics and birth afterthoughts.

Find out more

Registering a Birth

Information on how and where to register your child’s birth.

Find out more


A healthy baby starts with a healthy pregnancy. Get advice and tips on a healthy pregnancy, and to sign-up for regular emails and texts.

Find out more

Birth Afterthoughts Service

This service is available to all women who have given birth in the last 12 months or who are pregnant. It offers an opportunity to discuss labour and birth events with an experienced midwife.

Self refer by calling 01865 220605

Planning your Pregnancy

If you’re planning on getting pregnant, you can improve your chances of conceiving and having a successful pregnancy. Follow these steps

Further information

Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here – NHS – Your Pregnancy & Baby Guide

Mental Health (including Depression)

A Practice Guide to Feeling Healthier & Happier

Lots of Information, advice and support to help you overcome feeling low or anxious

Read more

Oxford Safe Haven

In a Mental Health Crisis? The Oxford Safe Haven (OSH) provides an additional resource to out of hours and an alternative to the hospital emergency department for people experiencing a crisis with their mental health. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 6pm – 12.30am.

Click here to see poster

01865 903 037 or 07710 092 849

Oxford Hypnotherapy,Counselling & Psychotherapy

Recognising if you have concerns that are weighing you down and choosing to do something about them is the first step to self empowerment and healing.

Find out more

Inpatient Mental Health Care

The Warneford Hospital, part of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, is the main mental health in-patient facility in Oxfordshire.

01865 901000

Find out more

Talking Space

Talking Space is a service hosted by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (working in partnership with Oxfordshire Mind) to offer you help and support when you need it. It is a confidential service for people aged 18 years and over.

01865 901222

Find out more

Mental Health Connection Support (Oxfordshire)

Our team can support you through life’s challenges from the complex to the every-day situations you find yourself in. You may be facing homelessness, unable to keep up with rent payments, need someone to accompany you to an important meeting that could affect your future or need advice to complete a form for benefits.

Our Homeless Support Service could provide you with short term housing with support to increase your skills and confidence, and help you to move on to more appropriate longer term housing.

01865 711 267

Connection Support

Homeless Support Service


Turn2Me provides a 3 tiered approach to supporting mental well-being – Self Help, support groups and Professional Support. Remain anonymous, express yourself and share your experiences without fear of recognition or judgement.

Find out more


If something is troubling you, call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.116 123 Find out more


Information and Support for all mental health issues. Mind Infoline 0300 123 3393 Find out more


Don’t Miss Out. If you have a learning disability you can get extra support when visiting your doctor – all you have to do is add your name to the learning disability register. See our videos and guides to make sure you don’t miss out.

Find out more


Help, information and support for all those affected by mental illness. Find out more

Further information

For more information about mental health, ways to cope with it and more visit

NHS – Mental Health

One You – Feeling Stressed?

Minor Eye Conditions

Oxfordshire Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)

The Oxfordshire Minor Eye Conditions’ Service provides assessment and treatment for people with recently occurring minor eye conditions.

The service is provided by MECS accredited optometrists (also known as opticians) across Oxfordshire who have specialist knowledge, training and skills.

Find out more

Minor Surgery

Minor Surgery

The doctors have facilities to perform a range of minor surgical procedures. For more information please speak to our reception team.

01869 249222


Healthshare Oxfordshire

Do you suffer from pain in your Back, Neck, Muscles or Joints? Refer yourself to NHS Physiotherapy without waiting to see your GP.

If you are over 18 with a GP in Oxfordshire, you can refer yourself via our website, or see lots of helpful information:

Find out more

Sexual Health

Family Planning Clinic

All the doctors and some of our practice nurses are trained in family planning, and can offer a full range of contraceptive services, including emergency contraception.

01869 249222

Oxfordshire Sexual Health Service

Services include genitourinary medicine (GUM) and contraception: testing for and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), all types of contraception including emergency contraception, advice on safer sex, relationships, drug use or other health related issues, and HIV care.

Find out more

Free Condoms For u25s – Safety C-card Scheme

FREE condoms for under-25s living in Oxfordshire

  • Regular supplies of free condoms
  • Good quality sexual health information
  • Special promotions and freebies
  • Large number of outlets throughout Oxfordshire

Find out more

Chlamydia Testing

16 – 24 and living in Oxfordshire?
You can order a free home chlamydia test.

Why get tested?

Most people don’t know they are infected as there are no symptoms in the majority of cases. Untreated Chlamydia can cause permanent damage to the reproductive system and lead to health problems in later life, including chronic pain and infertility.

Find out more

Family Planning Association

They are a sexual health charity. They give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK. Find out more

Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC)

We are a collective of women committed to supporting survivors of sexual abuse, rape, domestic abuse, and harassment. We offer a free and confidential service to women and girls who are dealing with the effects of sexual violence, and to anyone who is supporting them

0800 7836 294

Find out more

Sexual Health Help Line

The Family Planning Association Sexual health help line can give you confidential information and advice 0845 122 8690

Further information

For more information about Sexual Health topics including a contraception guide visit NHS – Sexual Health

Social and Voluntary Activities

Activities in Bicester – Exercise and Social Activities

View a guide to the various activities you can get involved with in Bicester.

Find out more

Learning for Leisure (Banbury and Bicester College)

Are you looking for an engaging, inspiring course, without the stress of exams? Do you have an area of personal interest that you’ve always wanted to explore further? We have just the courses for you!

Find out more

Oxfordshire Volunteers

Welcome to Oxfordshire’s dedicated volunteering website. We’re delighted you’ve found us! With over 4000 charities and community groups in Oxfordshire that work with volunteers

We are a partnership of Oxfordshire’s three Volunteer Centres who are funded by Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire City Council and Cherwell District Council. We’re a friendly bunch who work closely together and we’d love to help you. Whether you’re an individual in need of a little more support to find a suitable volunteering opportunity, or a group needing advice around volunteer recruitment and management, then please get in touch.

Find out more

Oxfordshire Community & Voluntary Action

We are here to help you help others by supporting and empowering volunteers, networks, partnerships and non-profit organisations big and small

Find out more

ARCh – Assisted Reading for Children in Oxfordshire

Volunteering with ARCh as a Reading Helper provides age-friendly social participation for patients who may be feeling lonely or isolated.

Find out more

Forget Me Not (Bicester) Ltd

Friendship group for older people – you can be sure of a warm welcome

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am – 3pm at the Bicester Methodist Church

For more details:

Phone: 07505 749 931


Facebook: Forget Me Not (Bicester) Ltd

More information

Stop Smoking

Stop for Life Oxon

Smoking cessation service commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council.

Telephone: 0800 122 3790


Get Support Now

Choose from an app, Quit Kit, email, SMS and face-to-face guidance. Sign up now

Further information

For more information about the benefits of stopping smoking, top tips and more visit

NHS – Stop Smoking

One You – Thinking of quitting?


Good Neighbour Scheme (Bicester)

 We aim to provide a personal, caring, free home visiting service to older people living in the Bicester area.
If you feel you could benefit from a little extra friendship and support, then we are happy to help you.

07849 799 530

Find out more

Salvation Army (Bicester)

01869 369 160

Find out more

Citizens Advice (Bicester)

Advice Line: 0344 411 1444

For appointments: 01869 321 806

Find out more


Oxfordshire and Berkshire Sepsis Support Group

People can be affected by sepsis in many ways. You or someone close may have had sepsis or you may have
lost someone close as a result of sepsis. Some survivors can experience a variety of physical, psychological or
emotional problems, some of which you may not realise are due to sepsis.

The support groups are very relaxed informal peer support meetings and a great way to share experiences
with others who understand how you’re feeling.

If you have been affected by sepsis in any way, we would love to see you there. Family members and carers welcome.

For more information contact 0800 389 6255 or


Volunteer Connect Community Transport Scheme

The Volunteer Connect Community Transport Scheme provides a service where volunteer drivers use their own cars to take people to essential appointments, when there is no reasonable alternative for them to travel.

Passengers pay a 45p/mile charge (from the drivers home) to help cover the driver’s fuel cost. 2 days’ notice required.

Find out more…

Transport can be contacted via email:

or call 0300 3030 125 for further information or to book a journey

NHS Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS)

We are proud to transport people who are unable to use public or other transport due to their medical condition, and include those who are attending hospital outpatient clinics, being admitted to or discharged from hospital wards and needing life-saving treatments such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy or renal dialysis or DVT treatment.

Your first NEPTS journey must be booked by a healthcare professional or by you calling the Patient Eligibility Line. You can then use NEPTS Patient Zone to book subsequent journeys, manage your bookings and check your journey status.

Patient Eligibility Line available 07:00-19:00
0300 100 0015

Health care Professionals Line in Thames Valley available 24/7 365 days a year
0300 123 3235

PTS Cancellation Line available 24/7 365 days a year
0300 790 0143

NEPTS Patient Zone

Patient Leaflet

Cherwell Community and Voluntary Service

The service’s volunteer drivers use their own cars to provide essential transport for people who are unable to access public transport or don’t have help from friends or family. There is a charge, paid to the driver, for this service.

Telephone: 01295 759 126 (between 10:00-12:00)



Weight Management

Dietary Advice

All the nurses offer a range of advice and support to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, this includes dietary and exercise advice.

01869 249222

Achieve Oxfordshire

Self-refer to a FREE 12 week weight loss programme with leading weight-loss providers Weight Watchers or Slimming World. Plus the men’s only weight loss programme – Man V Fat. To help you have a healthier lifestyle. Achieve Healthy Weight Loss Oxfordshire services will include help with getting active, eating well and losing weight.

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Weight Watchers

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. We’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle. Find out more

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight. Find out more

Get started on the nhs 12 Week Weight Loss Plan

The plan is designed to help you lose weight and keep it off. Get started now

Slimming and Weight Loss Classes

Join a diet, slimming or weight-loss club in Oxfordshire and get the support and advice you need to get fitter and healthier. Including Slimming World and Weight-watchers.

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Am I a Healthy Weight

Calculation your BMI using this NHS Tools

Further information

For more information about the benefits of losing weight, top tips and more visit

NHS – Weight Loss

One You – How healthy is your food?

One You – How much have you moved today?

Health Review and Assessment Clinic

Prescriptions and medicines centre

Administration office