Allow all students to register for the University Health Service
Anonymous submitted on
Wednesday 18th January 2023
The University Health Service provides students with a reliable, accessible and convenient way to access a doctors whilst on campus. However, a number of students are not eligible to register for it due to not living in a stated postcode - for example those living in Ocean Village or Winchester. In Winchester there is currently a waitlist to join a GP and so some students are having to travel to their family home to get an appointment. I understand that the practice cannot be oversubscribed, but I've spoken to some students who lived within the catchment in their first or second year, and have since moved out of it, but because of the difficulty in changing practice (or because of how hard it is to get an appointment at other GP surgery's) they haven't informed the University Health Service that they have changed address so that they can continue using the services. The University Health Service is a service which all members of the university should be able to use - or an alternative practice be provided for those in alternate areas such as Winchester, which can offer the same quality healthcare and access to appointments.
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Rebecca Would submitted on
Thursday 31st August 2023
Thank you so much for submitting this You Make Change.
Unfortunately, The University Health Service is part of the NHS service, and as such, you can only register if you live near the surgery. You can find surgeries closest to where you live here.
The following link takes you to the Student Hub guide on how to register for a GP- - Service Portal (service-now.com).
If you have any further comments or concerns please contact me at email@example.com.
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