There are a number of ways to access health care in the UK during the vacation:
- If you are in or visiting Bristol, you can access care as usual from the Students’ Health Service.
- If you want advice about an ongoing issue for which we have seen you, please make a telephone appointment with a GP. Not all medical concerns can be resolved in this way.
- THINK AHEAD- if you are running low on a regular medication, please send repeat prescription requests by post, with a stamped addressed envelope. There will be cases when this is not appropriate, e.g. you need up-to-date blood pressure or blood tests.
This useful link gives further advice,
- If you are away from Bristol and need medical care you can contact a local GP and sign on as a ‘temporary resident’. We advise our students not to sign on as a ‘permanent patient’ if they are returning to Bristol as a student after the vacation, as this causes problems with transfer of medical notes. Please follow this link for information regarding accessing healthcare in this way
- Remember that other clinics may meet your needs e.g. local family planning service, STI clinic or minor injury services. Details of these can be found on the link above.
- Remember that ‘A+E/999 calls’ are for medical emergencies. If your local GP is closed and you want medical advice for a problem that cannot wait until the surgery re-opens (but is not an emergency), please call 111 to get advice (as you would normally do in Bristol).