Student mental health services and more

Our online student health options will make it easier for you to access the advice you need. Browse our options below including information on how to register as a student.

General Questions (FAQ)

Hi there! Have some questions about our GP Practice? Find the answers below.

  • How do I register with an NHS GP?

    You can use our Registration page at www.Student.NHSGP.net to register online, in only a few seconds.

    You won’t need any Identity documents or proof of address to register with us, as your new NHS GP.

    When you have completed and returned the form, NHS England will transfer your medical records to your new practice and write to you to confirm your registration as a patient with that practice.

    If you're registering a child under 5, you'll have the option of registering them for the Child Health Promotion Programme.

    This means your child will be invited for regular health and development checks. Ask the practice for more details.

  • I am student, do I still to register with a GP?

    Being registered with an NHS GP is similar to an insurance policy, because you won’t know you need one, until you need one!

    Our registration is quick, and online and it gives you access to all NHS Free Services such as Mental Health Support, Sexual Health Support and exclusively you us, Free NHS Expert Dermatology Skin Specialists.

    Just visit us at www.nhsgp.net/students

  • Is there a GP for Student Health Issues?

    Our GPs and clinicians have years of expertise in dealing with Student Specific Issues.

    We have online and in person services that include Physiotherapy, Mental Health Support, Teenage Counsellors, Contraception Clinics, Vaccination Clinics, Sexual Health Clinic and Skin Specialist Clinics.

    Just visit us at www.nhsgp.net/students

  • What is Dermatology?

    Dermatologists are skin specialists. They have years of dedicated experience in treating and diagnosing skin conditions.

    By clicking on www.NHSGP.net/SKIN you can upload your photos of your skin condition and our Dermatologist will call you straight back!

    It’s that simple!

  • Do I need a referral to see a Dermatologist?

    Our in house Dermatology Specialist is free on the NHS for for patients who have registered with us, as their GP.

    Just click on www.NHSGP.net/SKIN and you can upload your photos of your skin 

    and our Free NHS Dermatologist will contact you!

  • How can students register with a local GP?

    If, like most students, you spend more weeks of the year at your university address than your family's address, you need to register with a GP near your university as soon as possible.

    That way you can receive emergency care if you need it, and access health services quickly and easily while you're away.

    This is especially important if you have an ongoing health condition, particularly one that needs medicine, such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy.

    You can choose to register with any local GP. The health centre attached to your university is likely to be the most convenient, and the doctors working there will be experienced in the health needs of students.

    Find your local GP surgery

  • What vaccines do I need as a student?

    MenACWY vaccination

    Students are now routinely offered a vaccination to prevent meningitis W disease.

    The MenACWY vaccine protects against 4 different causes of meningitis and septicaemia: meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases. It replaces the separate Hib/MenC vaccine.


    All 17 and 18 year olds in school year 13 and first-time university students up to the age of 25 are eligible as part of the NHS vaccination programme.

    GP practices will automatically send letters inviting 17 and 18 year olds in school year 13 to have the MenACWY vaccine.

    But if you're a student going away to university or college for the first time, contact the GP you're registered with to ask for the MenACWY vaccine, ideally before the start of the academic year.

    This is because you'll be at particularly high risk in the first weeks of term, when you're likely to come into contact with many new people.

    Mumps vaccination

    Universities and colleges also advise students to be immunised against mumps before starting their studies.

    The MMR vaccine (for mumps, measles and rubella) is part of the routine NHS childhood immunisation schedule. This means most young people who've grown up in England will have had 2 doses of it in childhood.

    If you're not sure you've had 2 doses of the MMR vaccination, ask a GP for a catch-up vaccination.

    Flu jab

    Get an annual flu vaccination if you have asthma and take inhaled steroids. You should also get a flu vaccination if you have a serious long-term condition such as kidney disease.

  • How can I get Contraception if I am Student?

    Even if you do not plan to be sexually active while studying, it's good to be prepared.

    Contraception and condoms are free for everyone from any GP – it does not have to be your own – or family planning clinic.

    Find your local sexual health service

  • How can I get Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)?

    As a higher education student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) if you have a:

    •     disability
    •     long-term health condition
    •     mental health condition
    •     specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia

    The support you get depends on your individual needs and not on income.

  • As a student how much rest and food do I need to be healthy?

    You'll greatly increase your chances of keeping healthy by taking care of yourself.

    Student life may not be renowned for early nights and healthy eating, but getting enough sleep and eating well will mean you have a better chance of staying healthy.

    You'll feel more energetic and be better equipped to cope with studying and exams.

    Remember to:

    Eating well does not have to cost a lot and is often cheaper than takeaways. Taking the time to cook simple meals instead of eating out or buying ready meals is also healthier.

    You might want to try downloading the free One You Easy Meals app – available on the App Store and Google Play.


    Read more about eating well for less

Register with us for a online doctor appointment today

Registration typically takes less than two minutes

Our online NHS repeat prescription service and appointment system is quick and easy to use. Register online today.

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