General Health Support

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The University has a team in place regularly monitoring and assessing the latest information from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Scottish and UK governments regarding the outbreak which has been declared a global emergency by the WHO on the 30th January 2020. For further information and action, please see University information on the Strathclyde Coronavirus webpage.

What we offer

General Health Support is available from the Disability & Wellbeing Service. This is a confidential service available to all students at the University who we work with to enable them to access appropriate services. All students should register with a general practitioner (GP) in relation to the postcode area of their term-time address.

The Health & Wellbeing Adviser can assist in promoting positive health and wellbeing by providing advice and information on looking after your health. We provide support with health-related issues, assistance to access other professionals and advice on a range of health issues, minor illness and common ailments.

If you require emergency assistance or First Aid, telephone Security Control on the Emergency Number 2222 (0141 548 2222). University Security Staff are available 24 Hours a day, are qualified to administer First Aid and will take appropriate action.

Student Registration for GP Services

If you are a student and live in university accommodation, and/or also stay within the following postcode areas G1, G2, G3, G4, G21,G31 and G33 the Parade Group Practice can accept you on to their Practice list.

If you live in the G1.1, G1.5, G21.1, G21.2, G21.3, G21.4, G31.2, G31.3, G32.6, G33.2, G4.0 postcode area Townhead Medical Practice can accept you on to their Practice list.

Both these medical practices are within Townhead Health Centre, 6 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 2ES.

Registration can be completed at the practice in person or application to register can be made online on either the Townhead Medical Practice website  or the Parade Group Practice website. Please remember to take identification with you when you first attend the practice.

You are advised to register as soon as possible and not wait until you are unwell. This may delay your medical treatment, as they will not have access to your previous medical records and/or history.

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