GP care when away from University
We are very aware that most students lead a double life. Some of your time is spent away from university, at parental address, holidaying or working away. However, you are resident at your university address for the majority of the year and so the NHS asks that you remain registered at a GP Surgery near that location.
If you need repeat prescriptions whilst away you can still access those by posting a request and enclosing a self-addressed stamped envelope. We cannot process internet requests and post them, unless we already have a stamped envelope for you.
Seeing a doctor
If you are away and need to see a doctor then go to your local surgery and complete a temporary resident (TR) form. They may ask you to re-register as full patient. This is your choice but if you are returning you will have to re-register again in Nottingham and very rarely, it may mean important information is not available about you when you need it (as notes take many weeks to be transferred into us).
If you are seeing a doctor away from University and that doctor requires additional information ask the surgery to write or fax us (0115 9480347) and we will endeavour to provide the relevant information.
If you have a query about your medical care or treatment and are well known to the service at Cripps then we may be able to help you with a telephone consultation. If however, the symptoms are new it is likely we will suggest you should be seen face-to-face.
Weekends and evenings
During the weekend or at night then call NHS direct on 08454647 and they will assess your needs. You can be seen as an Immediately Necessary Treatment (INT) patient. As the name implies this is only when there is an immediate need for care, i.e. you can’t wait the few hours until a GP surgery is open.
In our experience being cared for by more than one practice can lead to confusion for patients, doctors, notes and prescriptions. Where possible we deliver the best service for you that we can, whether in Nottingham or away.