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 seven years.

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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, flu sachets, 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 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/recurrent mental health conditions?

 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. 

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 filling 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.


Summer vacation opening hours

MON 8am–1pm & 1.30pm–4.15pm Drop- in plus
Appoints.10-11am via email
 
TUE 10am–1pm & 1.30pm–6.15pm Drop- in NB: 03.10.17 not available AM — in Tizard Room.
WED 8am–12.45pm & 2.15pm–4.15pm Drop-in In meeting 1–2 Tizard
THU 10am–1pm & 1.30pm-6.15pm Drop-in plus
Appoints.4-5pm via email
 
FRI 8am–1pm & 1.30pm–4.15pm Drop-in  

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.

Out of Term

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8.30am—12.15pm.

Contact

Answered in working hours only.

Email the Nurse


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. 

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Student Guide to Using NHS Services in Cambridge

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