The Nurse's Clinic is located in room 5 on O staircase in the main court. Health-related information is available for students, both inside and outside the Nurse's Clinic.

The College Nurse has a new appointment system from Lent Term onwards, with a variety of appointments available each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during Term.  If you wish to book an appointment, please sign-up on the Downing College Tutorial Site for Students on Moodle via the College Nurse Registration and Appointments page.  Please note, it will only be possible to book an appointment up to 2 weeks in advance.  Drop in sessions, where no appointment is necessary, will still be available, but only on Tuesday afternoons (1.00 pm to 2.00 pm).  Outside of NPR, the College Nurse will operate drop in sessions only (Monday to Thursday) and appointments will not be necessary.

The College Nurse is available to provide assessment and treatment of minor illness and injury and emotional support to both graduates and undergraduates throughout the year.  She is able to help students with a wide range of medical and psychological difficulties. As well as providing nursing care and carrying out dressings during clinic, she is happy to visit students in their rooms where appropriate.

Other provisions include:

  • removal of sutures
  • health information
  • relaxation
  • avoiding stress
  • signposting to others


College Nurse appointment times during NPR Day Time
  Monday 10.15 am - 1.45 pm
  Tuesday 10.00 am - 10.45 am
  Wednesday 10.00 am - 2.30 pm
  Thursday 1.45 pm - 2.45 pm
  Friday Closed


College Nurse drop in sessions outside of NPR Day Time
  Monday 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
  Tuesday 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
  Wednesday 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
  Thursday 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Any changes to these times are advised by email.  The College Nurse can be contacted via 01223 334817 or by email.

College Physiotherapy Clinic: Room 05

The College Nurse refers students to the College Physiotherapist if appropriate and depending on need.

Physiotherapy appointments are held in College most weeks during Term: dates and times are posted in the e-newsletter and on notices around College. Appointments are 40 minutes long and free of charge, although there is a £40 charge for missed appointments.


Students who have had a serious allergic reaction or who have food allergies are asked to provide information about their allergies on their Health Questionnaire.  In some cases, it will be necessary for the College Nurse to discuss allergies with the student before their arrival in the College, or within the first 48 hours of their arrival.

First aid

An accident form must be completed for any injury requiring first aid which is sustained on College property. Forms are available from the Porters’ Lodge.

A first aid box is held in the Porters’ Lodge and all Porters are trained first aiders. Telephone: 01223 334800.

Confidentiality and Records

The College Nurse exercises her duty of confidentiality to all students and respects their right to privacy. Information shared with the College Nurse is kept strictly confidential; as with all health care environments, sharing information without consent would only occur in exceptional circumstances. Student health records are stored and processed in accord with current health and personal data protection regulations.