Students' Health Service

We offer a full NHS GP service for University students and their dependants.

Coronavirus Update

Update 3rd April 2020

If you are worried you may have coronavirus please go to 111 online. The NHS online service will take you through the symptoms of coronavirus and help direct you towards the right advice and support. Please do NOT come to the Student Health Service.

All consultations at Student Health will be by telephone in the first instance, so please do not turn up at without first speaking to a GP.

The Students' Health Service remains open during the national lockdown and we will be open on Good Friday and Easter Monday as well,  however we are altering how we work to to protect our staff and our patients. If you call to request an appointment a doctor will call you back who will either treat and advise on the phone, or make an appointment for you to come into the Students' Health Service. Please help us by not attending at the Students' Health Service without an appointment - you will be turned away and asked to contact us by phone.

This is the up-to-date guidance

  • If someone you live with live has either a new temperature or cough, the government advises that you to self isolate for 14 days .
  • If you live alone and have symptoms of coronavirus then the guidance advises you to self isolate at home for 7 days. If after 7 days your temperature is back to normal then you no longer need to self isolate. If you still have a high temperature then please remain in your home. It is advised to use paracetamol rather than ibuprofen for fever. You do not need to wait beyond 7 days until your cough has settled as this can last for several weeks afterwards. Please see the current guidance here.

Below is a common selection of questions that patients are asking.

  1. We no longer will be issuing repeat prescriptions to be collected from the practice. We will instead organise for it to be sent electronically to a nominated pharmacy for you to collect.
  2. We not be fitting coils for the moment. If you require a prescription for contraception then please contact us. We will also not be removing coils unless there is a significant problem.
  3. We will extend contraceptive prescribing so you do not need to attend for review.
  4. You do not need either a medical certificate or a sick note for University or your employer if you have to self isolate for coronavirus, or have the symptoms of coronavirus. You can obtain an isolation sick note via NHS 111
  5. We will continue to undertake blood tests - however to relieve the pressure on the laboratories at the hospital we have decided to do this if only neccesary. This may lead to you needing to have your bloods at a later date.
  6. If you have asthma, please continue to take your inhalers (including your steroid inhalers) as usual.

We will continue to support you through this difficult time. Thank you all for your support and understanding.

For the most recent advice from the university on coronavirus please click on this link.

Who we can help

Before you use our services, find out who we can help and what we do.

Practice leaflet (PDF, 78kB) to find out more about our services, team and how to contact us.

Please read our privacy notice.

Improved access

We are working together with other local practices to offer more appointments in the early mornings, evenings or at weekends. Speak to a member of the practice team to find out more.

Student healthapp

Get help managing common health problems using the free student health app developed with the University.

Receving texts from us.

We can now text your test results, information sheets and general messages.

We will alway ask for your consent prior to your first text.

Please help us by letting us know if you change your mobile number.

Partnership with neighbouring GP practices

We have started working with neighboring GP practices. This new initiative will see us share resources with local practices to provide a better service to you. To learn more about this please see this link.

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