GP & Out of Hours Information
When the College Nurse is not on duty, if you become ill or injured and need medical help or advice, choose well by using the right NHS service for your needs.
Self-care is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses, ailments and injuries. A range of common illnesses and complaints, such as coughs and colds, sore throats, upset stomachs, and aches and pains can be treated with a well-stocked medicine cabinet and plenty of rest.
- Some self-care essentials:
- Anti-diarrhoea medicines
- Re-hydration mixtures
- Indigestion remedies
- A thermometer
Need to find local health services quickly? New ‘MyHealth’ app for Cambridge students
Students are encouraged to download the new ‘MyHealth Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’ app that will direct you to your nearest appropriate NHS service. This includes local GPs, pharmacies and dentists, based on your location or postcode.
Free to download the app provides up to date information on current services including directions, opening hours, and contact details. It is also available in five other languages, including Polish, Latvian, and Lithuanian.
111 - Telephone Advice Line
Medical help or advice is available 24 hours a day through NHS 111 by phone. Just call 111.
You can also use the NHS Symptom Checker online at http://www.nhs.uk
NHS 111 option 2 - Mental Health Vanguard
From September 2016, a new out-of-hours urgent mental health service is available in Cambridge for anyone, of any age. You can now call 111, select option 2 and speak to a mental health professional 24/7.
This NHS service can offer urgent and timely support for people in mental health or emotional crisis.
A specialist healthcare professional will talk to you and assess your needs. Someone may come out to see you or arrange for you to go to The Sanctuary (open 6pm-1am, 7 days a week) which is a safe place providing support for people in crisis.
Please note that all medical emergencies still need to attend A&E at Addenbrokes Hospital
Easy access to advice and treatment from your Community Pharmacy. This service complements existing GP & Out of Hours services and may save the need for an appointment.
The following GP surgeries are within a short distance of College residences:
Trumpington Street Medical Practice tel: 01223 361611
56 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RG
Lensfield Rd Medical Practice tel : 0844 3878222
48 Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 3LS
Newnham Walk Surgery tel: 01223 366811 - have two surgeries in town.
The main surgery on Wordsorth Grove (near Sidgwick Site) CB3 9HS and a new surgery located centrally at Boots the Chemist (1st Floor) in Cambridge City centre
Bridge Street Medical Centre tel: 0844 477 3939
2 All Saints Passage , Cambridge CB2 3LS
A&E or 999
In an extreme emergency the nearest Accident & Emergency Department is at Addenbrooke's Hospital. An extreme emergency is a condition such as a suspected broken bone, road accident, a severe wound that requires stitching, suspected heart attack or any other life threatening condition. Please use this service appropriately!
You should only call 999 in an emergency. If it is not a life-threatening situation, consider the other options available to you.
Inform College via the Porters
If you are feeling unwell it is a good idea to let the porter's lodge know so that relevant help/people can be informed if necessary. All Porters are First Aid trained and must be informed in an emergency, to help deliver care and to ensure that paramedics are promptly directed when necessary.