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When studying at a new location it’s important to register with a doctor and dentist within the first month of study.

Health Services – Doctors and Dentists
The NHS, the National Health Service, runs a website called NHS Direct, this site allows you to search for your nearest doctor, dentist, hospital or pharmacist (and much more), via a postcode search. Once you have identified a doctor/dentist you will need to register with them - to do this you will need to fill out a GMS1 form.

If you are in doubt about an illness then ring NHS Direct to speak to an adviser, the phones are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, 0845 4647.

If you feel very unwell and are not registered with a doctor, you can visit an NHS Walk in Centre, again details are found on the NHS website. Walk in Centres are usually centrally located. In a complete emergency you would phone 999 for an ambulance or you would make your way to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department in the local hospital.

NHS Treatment for international students
If you have a student visa and you are registered for a course of 6 months or longer, you can get some free NHS care from the beginning of your stay in the UK.

All international students, even if you are entitled to NHS treatment, must have insurance, with enough cover to meet the costs of substantial treatment and to return you home if necessary.

If your student visa is for less than 6 months (and you are not an EEA / Swiss National), you have to pay for other treatment. Although in an emergency you may get some free treatment, this is limited to urgent care that cannot be delayed until you are able to receive other treatment covered by insurance or you can return home.

A Student's Advice for keeping fit

Article by Ian Busuego, Pathways Student in London


We’ve negotiated exclusive deals with gyms for BPP students.
Keep yourself active during your studies. For details of the discounts that we have with major gym companies throughtout the UK see below.





London - GYMBOX

Branches in Holborn, Covent Garden and Bank are right on the doorstep of our Business School in the City and Holborn Law School.

London - Virgin Active

With branches in Barbican, Cricklewood, Moorgate, Noting hill, Oxford Street, Regents Park, south Wimbledon, strand, Streatham, tower bridge, West London there is bound to be one near your study centre or close to where you live.

London - Fitness First

Fitness First have 61 gyms across London, with the nearest ones to our study centres being: Holborn Branch– High Holborn and Holborn Circus, Waterloo Branch – Charing Cross

BPP Business School City Branch – Gracechurch Street, Queen Victoria Street, Fenchurch Street, Paternoster Square, Monument

London - LA Fitness

LA Fitness have 24 gyms across London, nearest ones to our campuses being:
Holborn Branch – Holborn, Waterloo – Aldwych, St Pauls, Picadilly

BPP Business School City Branch – Leadenhall, St Pauls, London Wall

Manchester - Bannatynes

Situated centrally in a beautifully restored Victorian Cotton Mill, Bannatynes on Chepstow Street offers BPP students discounts throughout the year always ensuring their best available rate the discount varies to fit in with your time with BPP.

Leeds - Spirit Health Club

If you’re looking for a health club with a personal touch then you’ve come to the right place. Our Lifestyle Consultants provide the kind of one-to-one guidance that has already helped thousands of members achieve their goals – and are ready now to help you reach yours.

Leeds - Fitness First

We're based in Leeds Redcote Lane which is 10 minutes drive from the law school.

Leeds - Virgin Active

Situated in a leisure park with bars, cinema, restaurants and a bowling alley, here you can work out, splash out, or chill out. As one of 71 state-of-the-art health clubs in the UK, we are proud to offer you every possible facility under one roof.

Birmingham - Virgin Active

With branches in Middleway Edgbaston and Aston there is bound to be one near your study centre or close to where you live.

London - The Gym Group

With branches in West Hampstead, Hounslow, Kingston and Vauxhall the Gym Group offers  a high quality, exercise and gym facility with no 'frills and fuss'.

Birmingham - Fitness First

With branches in Birmingham Hagley Road Gym and Birmingham Stirchley Gym you are bound to find a gym close by to your study centre or your home.

Birmingham - LA Fitness

At the club we have a fantastic team eager to ensure you are set up to achieve your goals.  We have up to 35 classes running every single week which are great fun and a brilliant way to add some variety to your workout and conveniently around the corner from BPP

Bristol - Welsh Back Squash & Health Club

The health club is located directly on the waterfront in the historic harbourside area of Bristol; it was built in 1983 and is Bristol’s longest established health club. Welsh Back boasts 4 large gym areas, 5 squash courts, and a wide variety of fitness classes as well as personal training, bar, massage, sauna and sunbed facilities.

Cambridge - LA Fitness

At the club we have a fantastic team eager to ensure you are set up to achieve your goals.  We have up to 35 classes running every single week which are great fun and a brilliant way to add some variety to your workout and conveniently around the corner from BPP.

Cambridge - Outlook Gyms

Outlooks Gyms is situated on the top floor of Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre overlooking Parker's Piece. Users are able to workout looking out onto the best view in Cambridge and perhaps the finest in the city. The fully air conditioned glass fronted gym and clear balcony allows natural light into the gym, providing a very airy environment. The gyms contain a full range of Cardiovascular Equipment, including treadmills, cross trainers, rowing machines, bikes and steppers, plus a full range of Resistance Weights Machines, including VibroGym.

Cambridge - David Lloyd

We're situated on Coldhams Lane, between the centre of Cambridge and Cherry Hinton close by to BPP.