Linden Hall Surgery is based in the near-by town of Newport. You will be able to register with the surgery on registration day at the beginning of the academic year. Prescriptions can also be collected here. During university holidays you can be seen by your home doctor as a temporary resident.
A doctor from Linden Hall holds appointments on campus (C-Block) between 12 and 1 Monday to Friday during term time. A nurse is also available 2 - 5 every Wednesday afternoon.
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.
Call 111 if:
For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.
The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH)
TELFORD TF1 6TF
There is a local walk-in GP surgery located at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH). Opening hours are:
We recommend you stay registered with your own local dentist and arrange appointments during your vacations. If you need urgent dental treatment call NHS 111. Visit the Shropshire Community Health NHS website for further details. The following local dentists may have emergency appointments available:
Wellington Dental Centre
45 Tan Bank
Telford TF1 1HW
Whitecross Dental Centre
Telford TF3 3DE
Stafford Dental Centre
24 East Gate Street
Stafford ST16 2LZ
Shrewsbury Dental Centre
71 Castle Foregate
Shrewsbury SY1 2EJ
We encourage first-time university students to be vaccinated against Meningitis W and mumps, and to have an annual flu vaccination if you have asthma or a long-term condition such as kidney disease.
Even if you are not planning to be sexually active at university it's better to be prepared. Condoms and contraceptives are free from any GP or family planning clinic, and from Student Services on campus. For advice, talk to your nearest sexual health service.