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Here for Health

Our Here for Health Centre is here for you to drop in, for information and advice on healthy living and how to reduce your risk of ill health.

A clinic room with leaflets arranged on tables

Our Here for Health Centre is a Health Improvement Advice Centre for our patients, staff and visitors.

You are welcome to drop in for a 'mini health MOT', information and advice on healthy living and wellbeing, and how to reduce your risk of ill health.

We offer a range of support methods, to help people change their behaviour in order to:

  • manage their weight
  • give up smoking
  • reduce their drinking
  • become more active
  • eat a healthier diet.

Where to find support and information

We can offer you a consultation tailored to your individual needs, to make it as easy as possible to adopt small, sustainable and realistic lifestyle changes to improve your health and wellbeing.

We have a wide range of resources to help you access a variety of community services, and have referral pathways set up to make it as easy as possible to get involved.

This includes free weight management support, physical activity incentives and free smoking cessation support.

Map of Level 2, John Radcliffe Hospital

How to find us

Drop in for support to live a healthy lifestyle: no appointment necessary.

Outpatients Blue Area, Level 2, John Radcliffe Hospital

For Oxford University Hospitals staff - referrals

For OUH staff - how to refer to Here for Health on EPR (pdf, 233 KB)

Our Here for Health team

Emma Hagues

Health Promotion Practitioner Advanced

Emma is a Health and Wellbeing Physiologist and a member of the Royal Society for Public Health. She was part of the initial team that set up and developed the Here for Health Centre in 2014.

Having previously worked for Nuffield Health she has a wealth of experience of assessing lifestyles and supporting behaviour change with a broad spectrum of individuals. Prior to working in health care Emma worked as a Trainer for Thames Valley Police, a Further Education Lecturer and as a Personal Trainer focusing on specialist populations, diabetes and weight management.

Emma Hagues

Kate Boys

Health Promotion Practitioner Specialist

Kate has a background as a midwife within OUH before moving into Public Health in 2015.

She completed an MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health at the University of Bristol in 2016, which taught her skills in the promotion and maintenance of healthy behaviour change, based on current evidence and policy-relevant research, and how best to apply these to real-world settings.

Kate Boys

Natasha Regisford-Reimmer

Health Promotion Practitioner

Natasha is an experienced health professional with knowledge, skills and experience in sexual health, education and health promotion.

She completed an MSc in Health Promotion Sciences at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2004 and since then has worked as a Sexual Health Advisor and Educator delivering health interventions to diverse populations in the UK and abroad.

She is passionate about health; particularly health behaviours and methods that seek to reduce risks and promote healthy lifestyles.

Natasha Regisford-Reimmer

Lucy McMichael

Health Promotion Practitioner

Lucy has a background in psychology and has obtained a Health Psychology MSc from University College London (UCL). This has given Lucy strong skills and knowledge around health promotion and behaviour change.

Lucy is passionate about health improvement, and enjoys working to empower individuals to take charge of their health. Lucy previously worked in corporate health and wellbeing, but joined the Here for Health team in order to work more directly with individuals in a healthcare setting.

Lucy McMichael

Kate Hutton

Lead Stop Smoking Advisor (Thursday and Friday)
Kate joined Here for Health in January 2016. She is funded by Solutions4Health to support OUH staff, patients and visitors who want to quit. Kate is trained in pharmacotherapy, smoking cessation during pregnancy and working with support groups, and can offer behavioural support, advice and counselling to help smokers achieve their goal.
Kate Hutton