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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 eight years.

Opening hours


Services

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, various skin creams, antihistamines etc. Ice packs, crutches, glucogel, 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 the 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:

General health-related advice for students

Read the guide

Student guide to using NHS services in Cambridge

Read the guide

Vaccine advice

Vaccine advice for newly arriving students

Meningitis signs and symptoms

Flu type symptoms and what to do


Any Disabilities/impairments/recurrent mental health conditions?

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

Disability Resource Centre website


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. 

General Data Protection

The ‘Medical Health Form for the College Nurse’ and medical records, generated by the College Nurse, are kept securely locked in a metal filing cabinet, within a locked room, in Churchill College. The records are kept for a period of time and then destroyed in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Emails are password protected and are also destroyed as per regulations.


Easter term opening hours

DATE

DAY

OPEN

CLOSES

LUNCH

OPEN

CLOSES

NOTES

03.06.19

MON

08.00

12.15

-

14.15

16.15

 

04.06.19

TUE

08.00

12.15

-

13.00

16.15

 

05.06.19

WED

08.00

12.15

 

13.00

16.15

 

06.06.19

THU

08.00

12.15

 

13.00

16.15

 

07.06.19

FRI

08.00

12.15

 

13.00

16.15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.06.19

MON

08.00

12.15

-

14.00

16.15

 

11.06.19

TUE

08.00

12.15

-

13.00

16.15

 

12.06.19

WED

08.00

12.15

-

13.00

16.15

 

13.06.19

THU

16.00

18.15

-

 

 

 

14.06.19

FRI

08.15

12.00

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.06.19

MON

-

-

-

-

-

Study day

18.06.19

TUE

14.30

18.30

-

 

 

 

19.06.19

WED

08.15

12.45

 

 

 

Meeting 13-14.00

20.06.19

THU

16.00

18.15

 

 

 

 

21.06.19

FRI

08.15

09.45

 

 

 

Meeting 10.30 on

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.

Contact

Answered in working hours only.

Email the Nurse

Taxi policy

  1. Churchill students who through injury or illness are unable to travel to academic commitments or medical appointments by foot, cycle or public transport may obtain, with the approval of the College Nurse or in her absence the Duty Porter, taxi chits from the Porters' Lodge to cover taxi costs for up to a week after they were injured or fell ill.
  2. Taxis will in this way be provided at the College's expense only to enable students to attend or complete academic commitments or medical appointments. Taxis to social engagements, club or society meetings, etc., must be taken at a student's own expense.
  3. If students still requires taxi transport after a week and cannot afford to pay for it themselves, they may, with the approval of the College Nurse regarding medical need, and their Tutor's support regarding financial need, apply for the College's provision of taxis to continue on the grounds of financial hardship. This application should be made via their Tutor to the Endowment Grants Committee. If the Committee is not due to meet in time, applications can be considered via circulation by the Senior Tutor, Tutor for Advanced Students and Bursar.

Frequently asked questions about NHS

Frequently asked questions about NHS care & entitlement for students Information on frequently asked questions about the Health Service in the UK. Useful numbers and resources.

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Please note: this is general information and liable to change, so please check rules at the point of care. Other useful numbers & resources: