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Expert Self Care App

  • The Expert Self Care Student App is a one stop guide to answering common student health questions within seconds:
  • http://www.expertselfcare.com/health-apps/esc-student/

Meningitis Information

Every year in Cambridge there are cases of Meningitis, which is a life threatening infection. Please familiarise yourself with the signs and symptoms and seek medical help immediately if you have concerns about yourself or someone else.

Meningitis symptoms 

General Practitioners

ALL students studying in the UK for more than 6 months should register at a Doctors/General Practioner Practice.
Please discuss with the College Nurse as soon as possible if you do not wish to register, or have any questions about the health service in the UK.
Once registered please inform student services of which practice you have chosen. 

The closest GP Surgeries to College are:

Overnight and at weekends NHS 111 provide access to the out of hours' GP service and can be contacted on 111 or via your GP surgery's number. They are usually based at Chesterton Hospital, Union Lane. Please remember that this service is for conditions which cannot wait until your GP practice is open.

If you are feeling unwell it is a good idea to let the Porter’s Lodge know so that relevant help/people can be informed if necessary.

Local hospital

A&E or 999

In an extreme emergency the nearest Accident & Emergency Department is at Addenbrooke's Hospital. An extreme emergency is a condition such as a suspected broken bone, a severe wound that requires stitching, suspected heart attack or any other life threatening condition. Please use this service appropriately!

To contact the emergency services (fire, police or ambulance) telephone 999. You should only call 999 in an emergency, state where you are, what the problem is and please alert the Porters of the emergency, to help deliver care and to ensure that the emergency services are promptly directed when necessary.

NHS Information

For information on health concerns, self-help and support organisations, local health services including finding a local NHS dentist.

  • NHS 111 - a 24 hour NHS advisory
  • NHS 111 - option 2 for a mental health crisis 

Allergies/Anaphylaxis

If you have any allergies and require medication please alert the College Nurse of your diagnosis. A list of students with severe allergies (Anaphylaxis) is compiled by the College Nurse to ensure catering and First Aiders are aware of the potential risks of a life-threatening reaction. 

The College stocks Auto-adrenaline injectors (AAI's) for emergency use only in the event of a Anaphylactic reaction. These are located in the Porters Lodges, Health Centre, Boathouse, Playing fields and kitchen. College first aiders are trained to assist an individual in the use of these devices. 

Defibrillators

The College has three Automated External Defibrillators for use in the event of a Cardiac arrest. These are located in the Forecourt Lodge, boathouse and playing fields.  

Dentists

Disability

Counselling and Mental Health

Eating Disorders - for information and help

Foreign Travel Information

HIV/AIDS

Physiotherapy and sports injuries

  • Physio Direct is a telephone self-referral service available to anyone registered with a Cambridge GP. If you have an acute or chronic joint or soft tissue problem ring 01223 446999 Monday-Friday 13.00-17.00. The physiotherapist will make a diagnosis and prescribe exercises over the phone (call usually takes 10-15 minutes). An appointment or follow up advice will be offered if necessary. Alternatively you can complete a self referral form available at your GP Surgery.
  • Cambridge Health & Performance Website - http://www.chap.uk.com/

Sexual Health and Contraception

For comprehensive information on sexual health and to book online sexual health appointments at: http://www.icash.nhs.uk/

Websites for General Health Information and Advice