Student Health

Burton Croft welcomes new students to Leeds!

There’s a lot to think about when moving to a new city and starting uni, many people forget about changing GP surgeries. Make sure you register as soon as you can so we are here to help you if you get sick or need support while at university.

We’ve added useful information below regarding the surgery, health concerns and local information to keep you informed.

You can register at Burton Croft Surgery by filling in the form below and sending it back to us with a copy of Photo ID to burtoncroft.reception@nhs.net, alternatively you are welcome to pop into the surgery and fill out a physical copy.

Registration form

Appointments

We have a number of appointments available and the reception team will advise you of these depending on your problem.

On the day appointments are available by calling the surgery at 8am.

Advanced appointments are available for both telephone and in person consultations. They are available to book online and by ringing the surgery. We now have an e-consultation service available for non-urgent queries, you can send one in here.

Extended Access telephone and face to face appointments are often available during weeknights and weekends at our local Hub-Ireland Wood Surgery, if you are unable to attend normal surgery hours.

Physio appointments with our physio Rob, who works Tuesdays and Fridays at Burton Croft Surgery and Thursdays at Craven Road.

Social Prescribing appointments are available on Wednesdays with Alan and Thursdays with Ben, and are available to book both in person and face to face appointments.

NHS Community Pharmacist Minor Illness Service, appointments are booked in with a clinician at a local pharmacy, who will be able to assess and advise on how to treat your minor illness.

Sexual Health

Leeds Sexual Health service offers Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening and treatment, HIV testing and contraception services. If you have any worries about your sexual health or would like to speak with a professional for reassurance, then please email the sexual health advice line on lcht.lshadvice@nhs.net or book an appointment to speak to us.

If you are experiencing symptoms, then please call the sexual health appointment line on 0113 392 0333.

You can order free postal STI test kits here.

We also have condoms available for free at the surgery.

Emergency contraception is available for free from a number of pharmacies in Leeds, the closest to Headingley is Star Pharmacy (LS6 1LU) and Hyde Park Pharmacy (LS3 1DT), is closest to the University of Leeds. We advise that you ring ahead before attending a pharmacy, to ensure the pharmacist is available.

Mental Health

Starting University is an exciting time but does come with its challenges.

We have appointments available with our “Healthy Minds” Mental Health Practitioners who currently offer telephone consultations.

Our practice has Social Prescribers to book in with for both telephone or in person appointments. Social Prescribers deal with a number of issues such as:

· Low Mood/Depression/ Anxiety · Isolation/ Loneliness/ Befriending · Finances/Debt

· Volunteering · Weight Management · Bereavement · Trauma/Sexual Abuse

You can also self-refer to counselling services such as Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service which can be done online.

There are many resources available online specialising in improving mental health, particularly for young people.

Please check out the following websites:

Mind Mindwell Leeds Student Space The Education Hub Students Against Depression

Sleepstation – You can self refer to Sleepstation for help if you are struggling with your sleep.

Text SHOUT to 85258 – Shout is the UK’s first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

If you, or someone you’re worried about, needs urgent care or treatment for a mental health crisis call the Single Point of Access (SPA) on Freephone 0800 183 1485 (open 24/7, every day).

Repeat Prescriptions

If you are on regular repeat medication, then you will need to get this re-authorised by a GP or our practice pharmacist in order to have it prescribed by the practice. You will need to book an appointment with the GP or our practice pharmacist, Jodi, to review your medication and put on the system.

If you are taking the contraceptive pill, you will need a pill check with a nurse before we can prescribe it at the practice. Please make a 20 min appointment with a Nurse for a Pill check if you require this.

Urgent and Emergency Care

What is an urgent treatment centre?

An urgent treatment centre is an alternative to A&E and provides treatment for minor injuries and illnesses that are urgent but not life or limb threatening. If you need medical help but you know it’s not an emergency then the urgent treatment centre might be the best place for you. You should ring NHS 111 before going as they will be able to book you a slot, which with help with waiting times. They can help you with any of the following:

  • Cuts & grazes, insect & animal bites, wounds and wound infections, skin infections/rashes/allergic reactions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Simple broken bones (if your bone is sticking out or there’s a serious wound then this should be seen at A&E)
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head and eye injuries
  • Minor back injuries
  • Emergency contraception
  • Urine infections
  • Raised temperature/fever

If you need urgent Mental Health help

If you, or someone you’re worried about, needs urgent care or treatment for a mental health crisis call the Single Point of Access (SPA) on Freephone 0800 183 1485 (open 24/7, every day)

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust -Urgent referrals (leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk)

If you need dental treatment in an emergency
  • Call your dentist: some practices offer appointments at short notice.
  • If you don’t have a dentist or it is our of normal surgery hours, call NHS 111.
  • Look up urgent care services that provide dental treatment