Covid-19 Guidance

Advice for students, staff and Fellows of Churchill College regarding Covid-19 can be found here. This will be updated as and when necessary in line with government advice.

College Nurse & Surgery

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

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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 nine 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. Please ensure you carry two adrenaline pens at all times if you have been prescribed them for severe allergies.

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

Click here to view or download the Student Guide  to NHS services in Cambridge. The guide contains useful informtion and guidance for all students on local health services including: 

Further health advice can also be found online:

NHS Guide to getting medical care as a student

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.


Nurse rota

DATE DAY OPEN CLOSES NOTE
09.03.20 MON 08.15 09.45 Meeting 10.00 - 11.15
10.03.20 TUE 14.30 18.30 Appt. 15.30 booked
11.03.20 WED 08.15 12.30 Appt. 08.30 booked
12.03.20 THU 16.00 18.15  
13.03.20 FRI 08.15 12.00  
16.03.20 MON 08.15 13.00  
17.03.20 TUE 14.30 18.15  
18.03.20 WED 08.15 12.30  
19.03.20 THU 16.00 18.15  
20.03.20 FRI 08.15 12.00  
23.03.20 MON 08.15 12.00  
24.03.20 TUE - -  
25.03.20 WED 08.15 12.00  
26.03.20 THU 08.15 12.00  
27.03.20 FRI - -  
30.03.20 MON - - Annual leave until 10.04.20
13.04.20 MON 08.15 13.00  

WORKING HOURS ONLY: Office: (01223) 336133 Mobile: 07780 267704. Email: nurse@chu.cam.ac.uk.
https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/student-hub/resources/support-welfare/nurse/

Nurse Jo is available to: check wounds, apply dressings (cuts, grazes, minor burns, and stings), remove sutures or splinters, assess injuries, offer health advice, check urine, blood pressure, weight and BMI, offer OTC remedies for colds, flu, sore throats, diarrhoea, headache, acid reflux, allergy, ulcers and sprains etc. Advice is also given for the ergonomic set-up of computer work stations. There are various pamphlets available at the surgery: insomnia, anxiety, relaxation, eating healthily, back pain, sexual health, mental health etc. The nurse may also help refer you or direct you to other agencies: counsellors, GP, dentist, Accident & Emergency, Disability Resource Centre, sexual health clinic or a mental health assessor, Sexual Assault and Harassment Advisor. Please do call in if you are feeling low and/or need to talk about an issue. Please note: antibiotics and controlled drugs are not available at Churchill College.

IF YOU HAVE FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE SURGERY: INFORM THE NURSE BY EMAIL. IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE COVID-19 PLEASE USE THE NHS ONLINE TOOL: 111.NHS.UK

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 those staff involved with welfare, consent will normally be gained first. Confidentiality will 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. NB: The Nurse is not permitted to: sign legal documents (e.g. wills/financial documents), medical fitness forms relating to placements/jobs or write references.

 

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