About the Student Health Service
Globe Town Surgery provides a service for the Queen Mary University 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:
UK 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 will be staying while at QMUL. We also need your previous UK address and your previous GP details.
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.
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
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.
Dental treatment is available to staff and students (under the NHS) at the London Hospital Dental Care Unit, 2nd Floor, Dental Institute, New Road, Whitechapel, London E1 2BA.
Telephone 020 7377 7067 for an appointment.
The Dental Hospital, located on New Road, will continue to provide dental services for The Royal London.
- Monday to Friday: 8.30am-4pm
The Out of Hours Urgent Dental Care Service has moved to the Dental Institute, entrance via Newark Street.
- Monday to Friday: 7pm-11.45pm
- Weekends: 8am-5.15pm
- Bank Holidays: 8am-2.30pm and 4pm-10.30pm
Dental services will move to Alex Wing in 2014 once it has been refurbished.
Alternatively a list of dentists can be found on the British Dental Association web site http://www.bda-findadentist.org.uk/.
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.