The Oxford Refugee Health Initiative (ORHI) brings together senior clinicians, medical students and researchers to support the health and psychosocial needs of newly arrived refugees and asylum-seekers in Oxford. We are funded by NHS England and initially piloted the project from 2016-2019.

In December 2021 we resumed our activities in Oxford and welcome current University of Oxford medical students to volunteer with this project. We look forward to meeting you!

Our aims are:

  • To integrate the needs of the most vulnerable refugee populations in Oxford within the structure of local health service training and delivery
  • To develop and pilot an enhanced primary care service for refugees alongside socio-cultural¬†support

A previous medical student volunteer introduces ORHI in this video. 

You can view our report from 2017-18 here.