Health and Welfare
In an emergency, you should contact the Porter on duty, who will summon an ambulance, a doctor or the College Nurse as appropriate. If you find it necessary for any reason to contact an emergency service directly (numbers listed under NHS Services), you should also call the Porters' Lodge (762100) as soon as you can so that the service can be directed appropriately on arrival and anyone else can be informed, as necessary.
The college operates a taxi scheme that helps students who are temporarily unable to walk to get to and from lectures. See the College Nurse or, in an emergency, the Porters about this.
- Vaccine advice
- Medical Form for new Graduates and Undergraduates - please return to the College Nurse by 5 October
It is a University and College requirement that students are registered with a general practitioner (GP) in Cambridge. If you have previously been registered with a doctor in the UK, you will need to present your NHS card or provide your NHS number when you register in Cambridge. Please make sure that you bring this with you. You will also need to provide the name and address of your previous doctor and information about your medical history (including vaccinations). If you have never been registered with the NHS in the UK before, the doctor's surgery will make the necessary arrangements for you. Overseas students, please be prepared to take your passport with you when registering.
Murray Edwards students usually register with the Huntingdon Road Surgery, where the College has long-standing contact with the individual doctors.
There are a number of other doctors' surgeries in Cambridge. If you are unsure about how to proceed or would like further advice, the College Nurse will be able to advise you.
We are fortunate to have our own College Nurse, who holds regular surgeries (office hours) throughout Term. She will give you further information in your arrival pack. Please complete and return your medical form to her before you arrive in Cambridge. This asks you for some preliminary information about your health. Please note that any information you provide on the form and at any other time will be regarded as strictly confidential.
Overseas students can find further useful information about healthcare issues on the UKCISA website. The University's Disability Resource Centre provides information, advice and support to students with disablities. For further information, contact Wendy Klein, the College's Disability Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have queries or concerns about any health issues that might affect you once you are a student in Cambridge, please contact the College Nurse [email: email@example.com]. Please note, however, that she may not be available to reply to you until nearer to the start of Term.
The University Counselling Service offers a free, professional and confidential counselling service for undergraduate students in residence and registered graduate students.
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