Students are required to register with a local GP to the university when they leave to study away from home. Their medical records are sent from Hanscombe House Surgery electronically and by hard copy to the new medical practice. The transfer process can take up to six weeks.
Should they require an appointment here during holidays or weekends they are re-registered as a temporary resident. This enables them to access a full medical service the same as a permanent patient. However, the GP here will not have the most up to date information as we do not hold their medical records anymore so it’s very helpful if a copy of medication, consultations and referrals at the new practice can be brought along to the appointment. Any consultations conducted here are then sent to the patients registered GP to keep their medical records up to date.
Students are welcome to re-register here when they return home on a permanent basis.