College Nurse & Surgery


The College Surgery is a free drop-in service (no appointment necessary), located in 31c, close to the Porters’ Lodge.

It is open daily during the week in term-time for all students, staff, visiting fellows and conference delegates. Out of term the surgery will be open on reduced hours.

The College Nurse is Jo Livingstone (RGN), has worked at Churchill for six years.

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Health advice will be offered after assessment. The minor ailments and injuries which are commonly treated are: headaches, eye infections, splinters, grazes, cuts, blisters, minor burns, acid reflux, sprains, strains, colds, flu, diarrhoea, sore throats, cystitis, boils and some rashes.

A small stock of 'over the counter' remedies are available such as: painkillers, antacids, sore throat lozenges, cough medicines, flu sachets, various skin creams, antibiotic eye drops, antihistamines etc. Ice packs, crutches, glucose drinks, bandages, eye wash, plasters and dressings are also available.

The nurse is also able to carry out blood pressure and temperature checks, urine analysis, weight checks, and BMI calculations. Removal of sutures and dressing changes can also be arranged. Advice will also be given on computer workstation set- up if requested.

Patients presenting with more serious problems may be directed to Accident & Emergency, a General Practitioner or the Counselling Service. Help may also be offered to arrange appointments and transport. The Nurse may also visit patients discharged from hospital who may need short term support.

There are various leaflets/booklets available at the surgery: insomnia, anxiety, relaxation, eating healthily etc. The nurse may refer you to other agencies: counsellor, GP, dentist, Accident & Emergency, sexual health clinic or a mental health assessor.

Please do call in if you are feeling low and/or need to talk.

Please note:

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Any Disabilities/Impairments?

 Please contact Disability Resource Centre  (DRC) on: 01223 332301

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Confidentiality Statement

Information shared with the nurse is confidential. If it is in the interest of the student for information to be shared with other Health Professionals or University Staff then informed consent will normally be gained first.

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. 

Lent term opening hours

Date Day Opens Last Surgery Notes
20.03.17 Mon 8.30am 1.20pm  
21.03.17 Tue 2.30pm 6.20pm  
22.03.17 Wed 8.30am 1.50pm  
23.03.17 Thu 4.30pm 6.20pm  
24.03.17 Fri 8.30am 12.20pm  
27.03.17 Mon 8.30am 12.20pm  
28.03.17 Tue - OFF  
29.03.17 Wed 8.30am 12.20pm  
30.03.17 Thu - OFF  
31.03.17 Fri 8.30am 12.20pm  
03.04.17 Mon ANNUAL LEAVE — OFF - TO 16.03.17
17.04.17 Mon 8.30am 1.20pm Continues with Normal Term Hours

The Nurse will usually take lunch break 1–1.30pmOut of term time opening hoursNurse Jo (RGN) will be on duty from 8.30am — 12.30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. (See Porters' Board for rota). You are advised to telephone before visiting, as the Nurse may take annual leave during the holidays.Please report any accidents/major events that occur on site, to the Porters' Lodge T: 01223 336000. Please note that antibiotics and controlled drugs are not available at Churchill College.If life is at risk, such as: suspected heart attack, stroke, anaphylaxis, severe bleeding, difficulty breathing: please call 999 or 112.ContactAnswered in working hours only.

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