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Health centre registration
Your health is important. During your time at Nottingham, it's highly recommended that you register with a local doctor's surgery.
Registering will ensure you have access to a local doctor (GP surgery), should you need medical advice or assistance.
You can register with a surgery of your own choice, but we encourage all students moving to Nottingham for their studies, for longer than six months, to register with one of the services outlined below. These recommendations are based on your university term-time address.
Before you can register with a local surgery:
- you will need your term time address and postcode. If you are living in university halls you can find your address and postcode on the hall contact web page
- your term-time address will need to be in the catchment area for the surgery for you to be eligible - each surgery has their own catchment area tool on their website (linked below)
If your university address is in Nottingham city, you will be able to register with the University of Nottingham Health Service (UNHS).
Register with the UNHS
If your university address is in Kegworth (Sutton Bonington Campus), you will be able to register with the Orchard Surgery.
Register with the Orchard Surgery
If your address is in Derby city or not in the Nottingham city or Kegworth (Sutton Bonington Campus) catchment areas, you will be able to register with a local doctor.
Find a local doctor
If you register with a local doctor and have not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19, or if you need a second or booster dose, you will be able to access this from the NHS. Find out more on our Covid-19 vaccine webpages.
You may also be eligible for a number of different vaccinations – including meningitis ACWY, MMR and HPV, which are highly recommended for new students who haven't had these before.
All students entering the UK from overseas should register with a doctor in the UK. Although it’s only a precautionary measure (and not currently mandatory), registering will ensure that everyone entering the country is given the correct medical care and health checks.
You will be offered vaccinations when you come to study at the University of Nottingham and register at the UNHS. The vaccinations offered are ones that are recommended for students entering university. To find out more about the recommended vaccinations, or to view this information in another language, read this document (pdf).
If you are coming to the UK for more than six months, you will need your certificate to prove you don’t currently have infection tuberculosis (TB) before your visa application can be considered.
If you have not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19, or if you need a second or booster dose, you will be able to access this once you register with a local doctor in the UK. Find out more on our Covid-19 vaccine webpages.
For more information on the National Health Service (NHS), visit our UK health services page.
Find out about other health and wellbeing services at the university:
Health and wellbeing