4.1.1 The College Nurse and her Surgery

The College Nurse (Mrs Diana Lloyd) will treat minor ailments, do dressings, and give general advice on medical problems. She is available in the Surgery on B staircase. You are advised to call on her services if you are ill, however trivial the problem may seem. There is no charge. The Nurse is usually available between the hours of 10.00 am and 11.30 am on weekdays (email: nurse@sel (add .cam.ac.uk)). These times are subject to change; check the notice in the Porters’ Lodge for up-to-date information.

Drop-in times for the Michaelmas Term:

Monday to Friday 10am to 11.30

Anyone needing to consult the Nurse on an urgent matter outside surgery hours should contact her via the Porters’ Lodge, consult their GP, or go to the Accident and Emergency department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. In the event of an emergency, please contact the Porters’ Lodge or dial 999 for an ambulance. Please always inform the Porters if an ambulance is called or if someone is accompanied to the hospital without an ambulance being called.

There is useful information about local services for students provided by the NHS.

If you experience a medical emergency which requires you get to Addenbrooke’s but does not justify the calling of an ambulance, the JCR will, within certain limitations, pay your taxi fare to and from the hospital. This does not apply in the case of pre-arranged appointments, or if there is other suitable transport available. (NB: The ‘Universal’ bus service, partly funded by the University, which runs to Addenbrooke’s Hospital Bus Station, via Grange and West Roads, only costs £1 if you show your University Card.) If you wish to make a claim, you should obtain a signed receipt from the taxi driver that gives the date and time of travel and the destination and starting place. Then write your own name on the receipt and place it in the JCR Treasurer’s pigeonhole.

4.1.2 Registering With a GP

All students must be registered with a local GP. There are various reasons for this, but it is principally so that immediate medical treatment or assessment is available to you if you are unwell at the time of the examinations. Registering may involve a routine medical check. You are required to register with a doctor within a fortnight of arriving in Cambridge, and you must inform the Tutorial Office of the doctor’s name. If there are particular reasons why this presents a problem in your case, you must discuss this in confidence with your Tutor without delay. When registering, you should note the surgery hours and arrangements for your general practitioner. The nearest local GP surgeries include:

NEWNHAM WALK SURGERY
Wordsworth Grove, Newnham Tel: 01223 366811
http://www.newnhamwalksurgery.nhs.uk
LENSFIELD MEDICAL PRACTICE
48 Lensfield Road, Cambridge Tel: 01223 651020
http://www.lensfieldpractice.org
TRUMPINGTON STREET MEDICAL PRACTICE
56 Trumpington Street, Cambridge Tel: 01223 361611
http://www.trumpingtonstreetmedicalpractice.co.uk/

4.1.3 Dental Services

Students wishing to register as an NHS dental patient locally can find out which practices are accepting NHS patients using the NHS search facility. On this and other related matters, see the University guidance.

4.1.4 First Aid

If a student is injured, they should immediately seek assistance from a First Aider or the College Nurse and complete an Accident Report Form (available at the Porters’ Lodge). The College’s First Aiders are listed below, though in addition all Porters are trained. If you are qualified in First Aid, please let the College Nurse know.

FIRST AIDERS:

Diana Lloyd

 

College Nurse

 

(3)35898

Helen Stephens

Head Porter

(3)35899

Duty Porter

Porters’ Lodge

(3)35846

Sandor Kovacs

Catering Department

(7)51192

Sotirios Lazarou

Bar Manager

(7)63808

Howard Beaumont

IT Office

(3)35850

Richard Morgan

Development & Alumni Office

(7)67844

Sam Weekes

Gardens Department

(3)31868

Mark Reeder

Sportsground

(7)41270

 

LOCATION OF FIRST AID BOXES:

Porters’ Lodge (2)

JCR and MCR

Library

College Bar

College Offices (all floors)

Main Kitchen

Gallery landing (main Hall)

Gardens Department

Maintenance Department

Diamond, Cripps Court

Housekeeping Department

 

4.1.5 Sexual Health

The College is concerned to ensure that all students are aware of the risks of sexually transmitted diseases in the U.K. and how to obtain treatment, if necessary. Any undergraduate who believes that they may have contracted an STD is advised to go for a check-up at iCaSH Lime Tree Clinic, Brookfields Hospital, Mill Road, Cambridge.

In addition to your Tutor, both the Nurse and the Chaplain are available to give confidential advice on this subject, as are the JCR Welfare Officers.

4.1.6 Health Contacts

Useful addresses and telephone numbers:

Service

Phone

URL if applicable

Addenbrooke’s Hospital

(incl. Accident & Emergency),  Hills Road

01223 245151

www.cuh.nhs.uk/addenbrookes-hospital

National Health Service   http://www.camstudenthealth.nhs.uk
University Counselling Service
Student Services Centre
01223 (3)32865* www.counselling.cam.ac.uk

Cambridge Students’ Unions’ Advice Service

01223 (7)46999*

https://www.studentadvice.cam.ac.uk

The Samaritans

4 Emmanuel Road

08457 909090

www.samaritans.org

Nightline

01223 (7)44444*

www.linkline.org.uk

Occupational Health Service

16 Mill Lane

01223 (3)36594*

www.oh.admin.cam.ac.uk

4.1.7 Other Medical Services – Expeditions Abroad

The Occupational Health Service at 16 Mill Lane offers advice based on considerable experience to those going abroad during the Long Vacation on expeditions etc. It is advisable to book an appointment early in the year. Phone: (3)36594, email: occhealth@admin.cam.ac.uk