Physical Wellbeing

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Your physical wellbeing

Looking after your physical wellbeing is important for your physical health and because good physical wellbeing will benefit your academic performance. Your physical wellbeing will also have an impact on your mental wellbeing.

Accessing healthcare in the UK

Students staying in the Buckingham area must register with the NHS Doctor (GP) in Buckingham (Swan Practice).

The local GP usually comes to the Wellbeing, Skills and Diversity building to provide his consultations by appointment. However, you must book your appointment directly with Swan Practice (phone: 01280 818600) in advance.

The Wellbeing, Skills & Diversity department cannot book G.P. appointments on your behalf.

Students staying in the Crewe area will register with the local NHS Doctor (GP).

Students staying anywhere else in the UK should ensure they register with the NHS Doctor (GP) in their local area.

There is no charge for registering with the NHS and many NHS services are free to most students.

Disability

The university will provide all Reasonable Adjustments for students who have a physical disability.

Drugs and alcohol

In order to keep yourself safe and healthy, it’s important for you to get the information you need about drugs and alcohol. Our Drugs & Alcohol Adviser is here to answer your questions and offer guidance to any student who has questions about drugs or alcohol. She can also support you to engage with treatment services if you need help

Personal safety

Please visit SuzyLamplugh.org for useful tips and guidance on personal safety, including special advice for students.

Please contact the university’s Security Team if you feel unsafe at any time on campus. You can also ask the Wellbeing, Skills & Diversity department for guidance if you have any concerns about personal safety while you’re at the university.

In an emergency, you should always contact the police.

Domestic abuse and intimate partner violence

Please visit Refuge.org.uk for information and advice on Domestic Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence.

You can also ask the Wellbeing, Skills & Diversity department for guidance if you have any concerns about domestic abuse and intimate partner violence while you’re at the university.

In an emergency, you should always contact the police.

Rape and sexual assault

Please visit NHS.uk for information and help after rape or sexual assault.

You can also ask the Wellbeing, Skills & Diversity department for guidance if you need our support after a rape or sexual assault.

In an emergency, you should always contact the appropriate emergency service.

First-aid

There are trained first aiders on site in Buckingham and Crewe. Please contact the appropriate service for first aid or other medical assistance.

Covid-19

Check the Coronavirus advice and guidance pages for the University’s latest advice regarding coronavirus and your studies.