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 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.

Exam Period

During the main exam period (Monday 14th May – Friday 16th June) Maria will be available from 8am-10am every weekday morning.  This is a drop-in session and there is no need to book an appointment, please just turn up.
In addition there will be appointments available to book at the following times: Monday 10am – 12pm, Wednesday 2pm – 4pm, Friday 10am – 12pm
Please email nurse@hughes.cam.ac.uk for further information and a link to the appointment booking site.
IF YOU FEEL UNWELL ON THE DAY OF AN EXAM PLEASE CONTACT THE TUTORIAL OFFICE OR COME TO THE HEALTH CENTRE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
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.