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Student Health

PLEASE NOTE that the procedure for booking appointments at BSU is changing with effect from 11th April 2016. All students are encouraged to register with the Practice for online services to book appointments 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Alternatively, from 11th April 2016, appointments can be booked by telephoning the surgery on 01225 331616 to speak to a receptionist (Option 3) or use our automated telephone booking system (Option 1) to book an appointment.

The online system can also be used to request repeat prescriptions, view test results and your medical record and to update your address and contact details.

We aim to provide our students with a service that is easily accessible wherever you might be in Bath. GP’s are usually the first point of contact with the NHS and provide advice and treatment for a whole range of medical and psychological problems. If in doubt ask the GP. If you are not registered with a GP yet, please click here for more information on registering with Fairfield Park Health Centre or click here to download our Registration Pack

When registering with the Health Centre please bring two forms of ID, one of which must be photographic and the other must have proof of address.

Download our app if you have an iphone, ipad or itouch for information about all the health services in Bath that you might need. This app has been developed specifically for BSU students and is full of really useful health advice and information including how to access services locally.

Available on the Apple App Store

Advice for New Students

Urgent Appointments

For life threatening emergencies dial 999 immediately.
If you need to be seen urgently, i.e. on the same day, and it is not a life threatening emergency, the following options may be available for you.

  • Walk in and Wait Clinic at the Fairfield Park Health Centre
    Mon-Fri 8.00am -10.30am.
    This clinic is run by a GP and a Minor Illness Nurse.
    No booked appointments-just turn up between these hours and you will be seen but you might have to wait.
  • Duty GP
    Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
    A GP at Fairfield Park Health Centre is available during these hours to either provide advice over the telephone or see you at the surgery, if you cannot make it to the Walk in and Wait Clinic. A home visit may be arranged if you are too ill to get to the Surgery. The GP might be able to sort out your problem over the phone and if a prescription is required this can often be faxed to your nearest Pharmacy.
  • Out of Hours
    If you require medical assistance outside of the surgery opening times, i.e. Mon-Friday 6.00pm-8.30am; Weekends; Bank Holidays please phone 111, free for urgent telephone advice or a visit by a GP. The 111 service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Dental emergencies
    Private and NHS dentists in Bath provide dental care.
    The Dental advice service will provide advice for either routine or emergency care. Experienced and qualified dental nurses, supported by dentists, provide call handling and dental assessment and you will be directed to the most appropriate service or option.
    Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am- 5pm
    Tel 0845 1206680
  • Pharmacy
    Pharmacists can provide advice and treatment for a lot of minor injuries and illnesses.
    There is no 24Hr Pharmacy in Bath, but Sainsburys at Green Park is open late into the evening.
    Mon-Fri: 8am-9pm, Sat: 8am-8pm, Sun: 11am-5pm

Routine Appointments

Appointments with a male or female GP or a nurse are available at the Newton Park Campus Surgery and Fairfield Park Health Centre.

Hours of Opening

Newton Park Campus Surgery Appointments –
Monday - 09.30 - 12.00 (Doctor and Nurse Appointments)
Tuesday - 09.30 - 12.00 (Doctor Appointments)
Wednesday - 10.30 - 12.40 (Doctor and Nurse Appointments
Wednesday - 14.00 - 16.00 (Doctors Appointments)
Thursday - 14.30 - 16.30 (Doctor Appointments)
Friday - 09.30 - 12.00 (Doctor and Nurses Appointments)

Fairfield Park Health Centre Appointments –
Mon–Fri, 7.45am-6.00pm

Register with us for online services to book appointments 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can also use online services to request repeat prescriptions, view test results and your medical records and to update your address and contact details.

From 11th April 2016, if you have not yet registered for online services, contact Fairfield Park Health Centre on 01225 331616 to make an appointment at either site. You can use our automated telephone appointment booking system or speak to one of our receptionists.

Services Provided by the GP

  • Dealing with Medical and Psychological problems
  • Contraception , including the fitting of coils and implants
  • Sexual Health advice
  • Referrals to other NHS and Private services
  • Maternity Services
  • Minor Surgery for removal of lumps and bumps
  • Counselling and Physiotherapy services are also available at Fairfield Park Health Centre

Services Provided by the Practice Nurses

  • Contraception advice and repeat prescriptions and depot injections
  • Chlamydia testing kits
  • Registering for the C-card (for free condoms from SAFE registered pharmacies in Bath for the under 20s)
  • Stopping smoking clinics
  • Vaccinations including travel vaccinations
  • Wound dressings
  • Diabetes, Asthma and Blood Pressure monitoring Clinics
  • General health advice
  • New patient health checks
  • Blood tests

*IMPORTANT - travel immunisations , coil fittings, contraceptive implants and minor surgery are not provided at the Newton Park Campus surgery.

Healthy Living

Don’t forget to look after your health at University.

The NHS choices website has a special Student Health section and provides excellent advice:

Further Information

Click on the links below for more information

Pharmacy and Self Care

Sexual Health


Mood Problems

Smoking, Alcohol & Drugs

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