National Health Service (NHS) Number
Your NHS number is unique to you and shows you are registered as a patient of your present doctor. If you do not know your NHS number, please contact your current GP surgery to obtain this as you will need it to register. (If you are from overseas, then you will not have an NHS number so please ignore this)
Medical History & Serious Illness or On-going Treatment
If you have had a serious illness, if you are currently undergoing medical treatment or hospital investigation, or if you are currently taking medication, then a brief doctor's letter (in English) summarising your medical history, will help the Medical Centre to provide you with uninterrupted health care.
Bring enough medication to last you the 2-3 months at university until you have seen a doctor at the medical centre.
Medical Insurance (overseas students)
Details of your medical insurance to cover general practice, specialist and hospital care if your stay in the UK is less than 6 months (unless you are from the EU or a country with reciprocal health care agreements with the UK) and you will not be eligible for free NHS care.
Bring with you (if required) your UK Foreign Commonwealth Office (UK FCO) Visa Tuberculosis Screening Certificate.
Last updated: 03.07.2019