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.
Should you be in Manchester, you might also want to take advantage of the FREE spine checks offered by McTimoney Chiropratic Clinic run by BPP School of Health. Further treatment is offered at a discounted rate for BPP Students.
McTimoney Chiropractic is a hands on manipulation technique which is a gentle but effective treatment. It aims at easing aches and pains and restoring balance in the nervous system and consequently to the body.
The BPP Manchester Chiropractic Clinic has just opened on the 3rd floor of St James's Building in Manchester. Appointments are available on the following days:
Thursdays 1pm to 5pm and
Fridays 9am to 1pm,
staffed by final year interns.You must book by ringing: 0161 235 7100
BPP Business School City Branch – Gracechurch Street, Queen Victoria Street, Fenchurch Street, Paternoster Square, Monument
Holborn Branch – Holborn, Waterloo – Aldwych, St Pauls, Picadilly
BPP Business School City Branch – Leadenhall, St Pauls, London Wall
We're situated on Coldhams Lane, between the centre of Cambridge and Cherry Hinton close by to BPP.