New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
01905 763933

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Health & Wellbeing

Looking after the health and wellbeing of all our students is one of our top priorities

There are two qualified and experienced nurses at NCW who look after students' medical needs in the college medical centre.

Nurses

The NCW Nurses offer a dedicated health and well-being provision which provides daily support and advice on the medical, personal and emotional well-being needs of NCW Students.

Nursing Staff

There are two fully qualified nurses at NCW, one specialising in paediatrics and one in general practice and mental health. Between them, they have amassed over 50 years’ medical experience.

Wellbeing Services

Our nurses offer a range of services, including:

  • First Aid
  • General practice health care
  • Personalised medication management
  • Daily health and wellbeing of students
  • Expertise in eye health
  • Strong links with other health professionals, both locally and nationally
  • Access to NHS services, including counselling, ophthalmic care and sexual health
  • Support and advice on general mental and physical wellbeing
  • Physiotherapy service
  • Up to date student health records
  • Advice on diet and exercise routines

Examples of day-to-day activities undertaken include:

  • Vaccinations
  • Venepuncture (taking blood)
  • Pill checks
  • Asthma clinics
  • Minor injuries
  • Triage
  • Dressings
  • Daily medications
  • Eye drops
  • Diabetes monitoring

Opening hours

The surgery is open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and our nurses are available by telephone to parents as well as running an open door policy for students to ask any questions or raise health concerns. Emails from parents are answered as soon as possible and certainly within 24 hours as a matter of course.

When a student is unwell and unable to attend classes, surgery offers a quiet and comfortable place to rest and recover with care and reassurance on hand. The Surgery has a quiet single-bedded isolation room and a double-bedded room where students can spend time if they are feeling unwell.

Contact

Email surgery@ncw.co.uk or click here: Surgery

NCW Reception Telephone 01905 763933

Surgery Direct Line 01905 761526

Our local GP holds a morning surgery on campus once a week

Mental wellbeing

Students have the opportunity to talk to our experienced counsellor at any time, should they need it. We also take a proactive approach to healthy eating and the benefits of exercise for all students.

Nurse Julie is a RMN trained nurse and acts as liaison between all services - referring students if necessary to outside agencies, GP services and counsellors.

Our nursing staff support and advise Houseparents, and link to students’ GPs to provide a holistic approach to each student’s health care. They arrange off-site medical appointments and have close links with other specialist healthcare professionals, such as diabetic specialist nurses.

The nurses also provide training for NCW teaching staff to ensure a high and consistent standard of knowledge across the Campus.