The Nurse runs a “drop in” surgery where students can discuss any routine enquiries with her, along with a health check service where students can be reviewed in terms of their general health. She will register all of our boarding students with the local GP practice so they can see the doctor as and when required. She can make referrals to an external counselling provider on request.
For any students who reside in the boarding houses a sick bay is available if they are not well enough to attend lessons. For students living in senior houses the nurse will call on them at home to check whether they need any treatment and to offer advice.
We do request that all NEW students complete our medical history form. This information is vital if the students do have any medical issues but it can also be useful for general health as the nurse will see if students are eligible for any vaccinations i.e. flu and will book them in at the local surgery. So we strongly advise you to make full use of this service and provide as much information as possible on your form.
Furthermore, the nurse will escort all under 16 students or at their request over 16’s to the doctors or for a hospital appointment. Either age group then have the right to take the appointment alone, as the nurse will always respect a student’s right to confidentiality and privacy.
This service is available for all students both boarders and day students at Bosworth Independent College.