College Nurse

Nurse

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. Consultations with the College nurse are by appointment and can be booked via the Moodle site.

Appointments with the College Nurse are for 20 minutes face-to-face contact with a 10 minute break in between appointments to enable treatment planning, note taking and correspondence .  If you have a complex issue which you think will take more time to discuss please book two consecutive appointments.  Students can book up to two appointments at a time.  If you require more than this please email the College nurse (nurse@hughes.cam.ac.uk ) to discuss your needs.

APPOINTMENT TIMES:
Urgent appointments – released 48 hours ahead:
Monday 12pm and 12.30pm
Wednesday 1pm and 1.30pm
Friday 10am and 11am
Routine appointments  – released at the beginning of each term:
Mondays 8am -11am and 12pm – 2pm
Wednesdays 2pm – 5pm
Fridays 11am – 2pm.

There is a list of self-help books held in the college library available here.

Maria Gloag, College Nurse

Local Medical Services

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.

Confidentiality Statement

Information shared with the Nurse is confidential.

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.

A notice about GDPR and your nursing records explains why nursing records are kept, how your information may be stored, how it is kept safe and confidential and your rights in relation to this.