A General Practicitoner (GP) is your doctor and is the main point of contact for general healthcare. They assess, diagnose, treat and manage illness. Find out more about how to sign up to a GP and how to find your nearest one here. More information about registering, and key information for international students can be found here.
As well as physical health, mental health has a significant impact on your overall wellbeing whilst studying and can be discussed with your GP and they can help in a number of ways, finding the right treatment for you. Click here for our leaflet with tips to help you discuss your mental health with your GP.
The University of Leicester would recommend the Victoria Park Medical Centre as it provides doctors services to students and staff (see details below).
This is the closest doctors surgery to campus. Therefore, if you are unable to contact your GP, you should try and arrange a appointment here.
Phone: 0116 215 1105
Address: 203 Victoria Park Road, Leicester, LE2 1XD
This is the service you receive when you contact a doctor when your GP practice is closed.
If you need to see a doctor urgently outside opening hours, you should contact your local GP practice in the first instance. If the practice is closed, you will be asked to call NHS 111. If you need to be seen, you will be given an appointment at a base of your choice. If you have not registered with a GP you can still contact NHS 111 for an appointment. Find out more here.
In an emergency, phone 999 detail your medical issue and they will provide you instructions on next steps.
In a non emergency, phone 111 where you will be able to speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.