Lincoln College

Health and Welfare

Lincoln cares deeply about the health and welfare of its Students, Staff and Fellows. Below, you can find details about where you should go for advice and help both inside college and within the wider university.


For physical ailments you should usually consult either the College Doctors (Dr Naomi Drury, Dr MaryKate Kirkaldy, Dr Brian Nicholson, Dr Emma McKenzie-Edwards) or the College Nurse (Ms Midge Curran).  The Nurse is generally available to sort out minor illnesses and injuries where you feel you need some help but do not necessarily need to see a doctor. She is also available for a confidential chat and deals with welfare matters too.

The College Doctors' surgery, King Edward Street Medical Practice, (9 King Edward Street, Oxford, OX1 4JA) is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and students should first make an appointment by telephone (01865 242657). Please note that the surgery offers earlier appointments on Mondays and Thursdays (from 7am). 

Alternatively, the College Nurse, (phone 279817, email or or contact through the Porters' Lodge), is available at the College Surgery in Chapel Quad at the following times in weeks 0-9:

 Monday 12.00 - 14.00
 Tuesday 12.00 - 14.00
 Wednesday 12.00 - 14.00
 Thursday 08.00 - 09.00 12.00 - 13.00
 Friday 12.00 - 14.00

The Lodge (01865 279800) should also be contacted in case of accident or sudden illness and the Porter will call for the doctor or nurse, as appropriate. In emergencies, an ambulance should of course be called straight away, but the Lodge should also be informed so that College Officers such as the Senior Tutor and Dean can be made aware.

Lincoln College students can register with Studental, the dental practice at Oxford Brookes University, phone 01865 484608. This practice offers NHS dental care. 


There are a number of people you can contact regarding any difficulties or problems you might experience. The student handbook includes a more complete list but the College Chaplain and Student Welfare Coordinator will be able to advise you in more detail.

It is important to note that both the College Doctor and College Nurse are able and willing to advise people with welfare concerns. Please see details above if you need to get in touch.

Outside college, there is the University Counselling Service and Nightline (both affiliated to the University) and Samaritans, which is independent. Details may be found below. Oxford also has a student advice service which might be useful.

Other useful contacts: 

 College Lodge: (2)79800
 College Doctors: 242657*
 College Nurse: (2)79817
 College Chaplain:  (2)79789
 College Office (2)79801/79844/87347
 Samaritans:  722122
 Nightline: (2)70270
 Police Station 101
 University Counselling Service  (2)70300

For University/College numbers, omit the (2) if ringing internally.
* Note: this surgery number should be used at all times. Callers will be redirected out of hours.