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About the Student Health Service

vaccination9Globe Town Surgery provides a service for the Queen Mary University of London Student Health Service. 

Who is entitled to NHS treatment?

All UK residents, all students from a country with a reciprocal agreement, and any student who is studying in the UK for longer than 6 months are eligible to receive free treatment under the NHS.

Those who are NOT eligible for NHS treatment will still receive emergency treatment free. You can also consult the health centre GPs but will be charged. Consultation with specialists will also be charged. If you are studying for less than 6 months it is essential that you arrange adequate insurance cover before leaving your home country.

More information can be accessed at:

Online Registration

You can register with Student Health Service if you will be living in E1, E2, E3 and E14. Where it says current address please give Halls address or address with E1, E2, E3 and E14 Postcode where will be staying while at QMUL. We also need your previous UK address and your previous GP details.

UK patients can register online. Please click on the link below.

 Click Here

Overseas Patients can click here to register online.

You can register with Student Health Service if you will be living in E1, E2, E3 and E14.  Where it says current address please give Halls address or address with E1, E2, E3 and E14 postcode where you wil be staying while at QMUL. Please give the date you arrive in the UK.  Please do not give us your OVERSEAS address. Please do NOT complete the last page.

Teaching and training

This is a teaching practice. Medical and nursing students sometimes sit in with the practice doctors and nurses. You will always be asked if you mind their presence at your consultation. If you don’t want a student to be present when you see the doctor or nurse, please tell our reception staff. You may also be asked to consent to your consultation being videoed as part of the training process. You can choose not to participate or ask that the video be turned off. Intimate examinations will not be videoed. All videos are confidential and will only be used in training and will be securely help and erased after use. Your help in training tomorrow's doctors is greatly valued.

Other available services

If it’s a minor illness (colds / flu etc) speak to a pharmacist or contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647 (where you can access health advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year).
For walk in services, you can call The Barkantine Centre on 020 7791 8000 or St Andrews Centre on 020 8980 1888. Both Walk-In-Centres are open 7 days a week, from 8am to 8pm

Minor injuries

For minor injuries such as sprains, cuts, grazes, bites and stings or infected wounds you can go to the Minor Injuries Unit at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. You do not need an appointment and waiting times are usually shorter than at A&E. The Minor Injuries unit is located at Giltspur Street. Maps and transport advice can be found at The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) or by calling 020 3465 5869.

Ambrose King Centre (sexual health)

The centre offers a free and confidential service for sexually transmitted infections and other genitourinary infections. They are based at the Royal London Hospital, For more information about this service, click here. Or contact them on 020 7377 7306.


Anyone living, studying or working in Tower Hamlets can access good-quality NHS dental services. Simply find a dental practice that's convenient for you, and contact them to make an appointment.

To find your nearest dentist please call the health hotline on 020 7364 5016 or search online at

Out-of-hours Dental Service

For urgent dental problems outside of practice hours: 020 7377 7151
The service operates:
Monday to Friday from 6:30pm-10pm
Saturday and Sunday from 7:30am-3pm
From 7:30am-8pm on bank holidays.

Alternatively a list of dentists can be found on the British Dental Association web site

You will also find a list of doctors and dentists at your local library.

Opticians & Pharmacists

A list of opticians and pharmacies located close to the campus can be obtained from the Student Health Centre. Alternatively, you can also search for these services using the NHS Choices directory by following this link.

Serious & Emergency situations

For serious life threatening or critical conditions such as loss of consciousness, broken bones or persistent chest pain for 15 minutes or more dial 999 for an ambulance.

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