You are advised to register with a local medical practice when you start university. There are medical practices based at both the City and Clifton campuses (students based at Brackenhurst usually register with the Southwell Medical Practice). You have the opportunity to sign up for these when you complete your online enrolment, or you can visit in person at another time. Please let us know about the vaccinations you have had when you register.
Please do not wait until you feel ill or need a repeat prescription before registering with a local doctor. It is quicker and much easier to complete the forms before you join NTU, or as soon as possible after enrolment, so that you will be fully registered with a doctor before you need to access health services.
The University practices provide:
- appointments with doctor, practice nurse or health care assistant
- sexual health and contraception advice
- new patient checks
- Asthma checks
- general health checks
- blood pressure checks
- screening for sexually transmitted infections
- taking blood
- travel advice and immunisation
- breast examination advice
- stitch removal
- dietary advice
- employment and insurance medicals
- emergencies out of hours.
If you have an urgent medical problem outside of surgery hours, please contact the surgery with whom you are registered and you will be diverted to their deputising service. Alternatively, try the NHS Direct 24-hour advice and health information telephone service on +44 (0)845 46 47. Or you can visit the NHS Walk-In-Centre on London Road, Nottingham (next to the BBC Nottingham building), which is open 365 days a year from 8 am - 8 pm.
Ensure continuity of care
If you need to arrange a referral to specialist services ( e.g. psychiatric services) to ensure continuity of NHS treatment or support, you are encouraged to make early contact with our Practices to discuss your needs and to enable appropriate referrals to be made.
Please advise us if you change your address, telephone number or medication. Our practice teams do not accept any form of verbal or physical abuse.
We collect information about you in order to provide the best level of care and treatment. We keep your information on file, so that our doctors and nurses have the accurate and up-to-date information they need to be able to help you. There are times when we have to pass on this information to other people such as hospitals, social services or the Health Authority. Please be assured that this is always done confidentially by removing non-essential identifying details. Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality about patient information.