Registering with a Doctor
The University strongly encourages students to register with the local NHS (National Health Service) primary care facility. This is based at the local Community Hospital (approximately 20 minutes’ walk from the centre of town) and houses two general practices. The doctors there (“general practitioners" or GPs) run a comprehensive primary care service, assisted by teams of nurses and healthcare advisors.
The waiting time for an appointment is usually two to three weeks, but urgent appointments are available every day. Please visit your GP's website for more information on how to make an appointment.
Students are free to register with either of the two practices at the Community Hospital, however for administrative purposes you are encouraged to register according to your family name. More information about registering at one of the medical practices can be found at this page.