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College Nurse

The Health Centre has two Nurses who run clinics and drop in times. Health Centre Lead is Registered Nurse, Sister Emma Dellar (full time) and the Assistant College Nurse is Mary Lindsell (part time).

Both Emma and Mary are able to help with a wide variety of health and welfare problems.

Any information given to either the College Nurse or Assistant College Nurse will be treated in strict medical confidence and will not be divulged to anyone (outside the health centre) without your consent. 

Emma has a vast amount of experience having worked with young adults for many years, in another Cambridge College and private College. Prior to this Emma worked in emergency medicine and surgery in the NHS.

Mary joins St John's with recent experience in Occupational Health and Sexual Health, and many years of nursing knowledge.

Drop in clinic: Monday-Friday 10am-12pm, sit and wait or book through MOODLE.       https//www.vle.cam.ac.uk/login/index.php

Afternoon clinic please book via MOODLE using your Raven password to log in, you will then see availability. 

Out of term: No drop in clinics, please access Moodle for availability or email and make an appointment.

Telephone Health Centre: 01223 338664

If you need medical advice when the Health Centre is closed contact the Porters' Lodges (tel. 01223 338600) or your own GP Surgery.

If you need help when your GP Surgery is closed please call NHS 111 which is the NHS 24 hour health advice/management line. After a triage assessment they will be able to schedule emergency GP/Dental Appointments or direct you to other services as deemed appropriate.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis please call the First Response Service via NHS 111 and select option 2 - this service is available 24/7

For life threatening emergencies please call 999.

Please click on below health information section for a useful range of additional health information.

Email: E.Dellar@joh.cam.ac.uk

If you are contacting the Nurse via email please note that a reply to email will only be made during usual clinic hours and there may be a delay in responding to emails during the day because of clinical commitments. If you need immediate advice please call into drop in clinic or use the NHS 111 service.

Confidentiality and record keeping

The College Nurse and Assistant College Nurse, exercise there  duty of confidentiality to all students and respects the right to privacy. Information shared with the Health Centre staff is kept strictly confidential; as with all health care environments. Sharing information without consent would only occur in exceptional circumstances, on a 'need to know' basis. 

Student health records are stored and processed in accord with current health and personal data protection regulations. For further information please see https://www.rushcliff.com/hosted.php 

For University Health and Welfare Guidelines including: Anaphylaxis, HIV, Meningitis, Sexual Assault and Vaccinations please follow the below link:


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