When you register
When you register you will need to provide photographic ID and proof of your address.
If you register with one of the on-site medical centres you will also need proof that you are a student, for example a copy of your current student card or library card. Registration with our on-site centres will take place online – please do not drop in to the centres to register.
Keep your GP informed of your current address and phone number or you may no longer be registered.
All students studying in the UK for six months or more are eligible for healthcare through the National Health Service (NHS). All international students are required to pay an immigration health surcharge of £150 per year to be eligible for NHS treatment.
Students studying for shorter periods can use NHS services but will usually be expected to pay. Even if you are eligible for free treatment you should take out adequate health insurance to cover other medical related costs.
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Please allow up to three working days' notice for a repeat prescription and ensure that you have enough medication to last over holiday periods when you are not at university.
Help with health costs
If you are on a low income you may be able to get help through the NHS Low Income Scheme. The amount of help you get will depend on the amount of income you have.
If you are unhappy with the treatment you have received from the NHS you are entitled to make a complaint, have it considered and receive a response from the NHS organisation or the primary care practitioner involved. Please contact: