The Hughes Hall Health Centre will be closed from 20th December until 4th January inclusive. Normal term time opening will resume at 10am on Friday 5th January 2018.
GP surgeries in Cambridge will close at their normal time on Friday 22nd December and reopen on Wednesday 27th December. They will also be closed on Monday 1st January. There will be out of hours GP provision during the closure period, please contact NHS 111 (dial 111 free from any phone) if you require this.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT A&E IS FOR LIFE THREATENING ILLNESS AND INJURIES ONLY.
This link has a lot of helpful advice and information regarding healthcare provision over the festive season: A guide to local NHS services available over the Christmas period
The College Nurse, Maria Gloag is available to offer confidential advice and support to students and staff of Hughes Hall. Maria is available to help with a wide variety of health and welfare needs, ranging from help and advice with minor illnesses and injuries to support for emotional issues.
If more specialised help or treatment is required, she will help refer you or point you in the right direction whether via your GP, the University Counselling Service or other local services. She can also dispense from a range of over-the-counter medicines.
The College nurse is based in Chancellor’s Court A Room 1 and is available:
Monday 8am-12pm, Wednesday 1pm -5pm, Friday 10am-2pm
You can book appointments using the online booking system.
There is a list of self-help books held in the college library available here.
In the UK, a local medical doctor is referred to as a ‘General Practitioner’ – often abbreviated to ‘GP’.
As a new student you should register with a GP in Cambridge as soon as you can when you first arrive in the city, that way you can receive emergency care if you need it and access health services quickly and easily while you’re at University.
There is information about registering with a Cambridge GP here.
There is a list of local GP practices here.
Information shared with the Nurse is confidential. If it is in your interest for information to be shared with other Health Professionals or University Staff, then informed consent will be gained first. However, confidentiality will need to be broken if there appears to be a serious imminent risk, or if there are serious illegal activities where there is a risk to your own or others’ safety. In this situation informed consent will be gained wherever possible, but your safety and that of others will take priority.