University Of Bedfordshire GP

By | 18th April 2017

University Of Bedfordshire GP

The telephone lines are open from eight o’clock in the morning for all appointment requests. All patients requesting an appointment will be asked some questions by the receptionist and will be offered either a telephone call by the doctor or an alternative appointment with our specialist trained Nurse Practitioners.

Our nurses have received extra training in minor illnesses and are able to prescribe medication.

By offering telephone appointments and giving advice we can support patients to be able to speak to or see a doctor on the day that they call.

Many people do not need to come into the surgery at all; repeat prescriptions can be ordered on line and sent to your local pharmacy for collection.

However if after speaking to the doctor, they feel that you need to come into the surgery they will make an appointment for you, this can be the same day or on a day that you both agree to.

Emergencies

If you have an urgent medical problem that you feel needs attention on the same day, please discuss this with the receptionist and you will be offered an appropriate appointment on the same day, this also applies to urgent telephone appointments.

We employ two specialist nurses, who are fully trained and work alongside the GPs.  These nurses are specially trained to manage urgent medical problems.

Please do not abuse the urgent appointment system with non-urgent problems. Due to the demands of an on-call day the GP will consider how to use the time allotted in an emergency appointment and if necessary will defer non-urgent matters to a future routine appointment.

24/7 opening hours at Luton Library and Bedford Library started as a Vice Chancellor led pilot 7.1.13 – 21.7.13
It is now “business as usual”.

24/7 means 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days of the year

24/7  offers 168 hours of study space at Bedford campus library and Luton Library each week

All University of Bedfordshire staff and students are welcome to use Luton Library and Bedford Campus Library. This is particularly beneficial as both will be open over the Bank Holidays

General Advice

You will need your ID card. In the General Student Regulations 2012/13 item 11.7 Students are required to:

carry their University identity card and produce it when requested and do not use it to allow others without such an ID card to enter the University or use its facilities.

When there are no Learning Resources (LR) staff on duty if you need assistance please contact security. One guard will be at the entry barriers and one will be patrolling.

Reporting Problems

When LR staff are not on duty please report any problems with equipment, study space or services via email:

libraryideas@beds.ac.uk

stating Campus and date/time of your problem.

Or Tell Us online or use “Tell Us” postcards, available at the Customer Service desk – post them in the appropriate box please. Please include your ID number if you want a personal response.

Medical Help

Luton

Luton NHS Walk In Centre
14-16 Chapel Street
Luton
LU1 2SE
01582 709290

Reception & Surgery Times: Monday – Friday: 08.00 – 20.00

http://www.nhs.uk/Services/GP/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=41012

Luton Accident and Emergency
Medical emergencies: dial 999 telling the Emergency Services to come to the Library or go to A&E.
Luton its the Vicarage Street end of the Campus opposite the Salvation Army

Quick assistance (non life threatening) outside of office hours: dial 111

Non-urgent medical assistance: contact your GP or NHS111

L&D Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lewsey Road
Luton
LU4 0DZ

Bedford

Bedford NHS Walk In Centre
93 Queens Drive
Putnoe
Bedford
MK41 9JE
01234 319992

Open every day: 08.00 – 18.30

http://www.putnoemedicalcentre.co.uk

Bedford Accident and Emergency
Medical emergencies: dial 999 telling the Emergency Services to come to the Library.
Bedford Libary is accessible from Polhill Avenue (near the Goldington Road traffic lights) or go to A&E.
Quick assistance (non life threatening) outside of office hours: dial 111

Non-urgent medical assistance: contact your GP or NHS111

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Kempston Road
Bedford
MK42 9DJ

A&E is at the Ampthill Road entrance

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