University Students 

If you will be living in Chester for the majority of the year, it is important to register with a local GP as soon as possible. This is especially important if you have a long-term condition such as asthma or diabetes or require repeat medication.

You can register with 1 of the 5 practices within our Primary Care Network.
The registration process has been changed temporarily in line with COVID-19 social distancing guidance, please do not come into the surgery to register. 

Please register remotely following the steps below:

  1. Download an editable version of the form here
  2. Complete the editable form, ensuring you sign at the bottom.
  3. Email the completed document as an attachment to pcnchestercentral@nhs.net
  4. Please wait 3-4 working days for us to process your registration before contacting us.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a residential student, what about my registered GP back home?

Students are strongly advised to register with a local GP. You can still use your home GP when you return home during term breaks and the summer as GP’s are obliged to register you as a temporary resident.

What to do when the GP practice is closed?

Out of hours – When the practice is closed, if you require urgent medical assistance and cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please call 111. Calls to 111 service are free from landlines and mobiles. 

Ambulance and A&E should be for Accidents and Emergencies only. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency, call 999. 

 

Do I need the vaccination for Meningitis?

Young people starting university are strongly encouraged to get the MenACWY vaccine against Meningitis. You may have already received this vaccine at school but it is important to check with your GP.

Please remain vigilant to signs of Meningitis. If you recognise any of these symptoms contact your GP urgently or call NHS 111.

What about other vaccinations?

It is recommended that you are up to date with all other vaccinations. You can speak to your GP about this. 

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