Durham University GP
Healthcare and GP Services
Registration with a Doctor
At Durham University we take the health and well being of our students very seriously. When you arrive at Durham, you are advised to register with a local GP practice. Please make sure that your college knows which practice you are registered with.
Contact details for local doctor practices are provided below and they can be contacted prior to your arrival. However, advice and guidance about the process for registering with a doctor is given during your induction to the University. If you have any queries in relation to the registration process you can discuss these with your college in the first instance.
The doctor’s practice with which you choose to register will ask you to complete a medical questionnaire and a registration form (GMS21) on your arrival at the University. Consequently, if there are any medical issues that you need to raise with your doctor to help them provide you with the best possible care, please ensure that you bring details with you.
If you are a student from the United Kingdom you will need to bring your National Health Service medical card to help facilitate your registration with your chosen doctor.
Before coming to University we strongly advise you check with your doctor that all of your vaccinations are up-to-date. It is particularly important that all students have had meningitis (meningococcal type C) vaccination and the mumps, measles and rubella (MMR) vaccination. You are advised to consult with your doctor and, if necessary, to have a further MMR booster before you come to the University.
If you are unable to receive vaccinations before you arrive at University, you should make an appointment with your chosen practice on arrival. It is also important to remember that the meningitis vaccine works against only one strain and therefore all universities remind their students to be on the look out for symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia.