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    Hey guys, I'm not quite sure where this is supposed to go, so if it is posted in the wrong place then I apologise.

    I'm wondering if I am supposed to be transfering doctors and dentists. I mean, I'll be back soon enough to go to the dentist for my regular check-ups, but what about if I have an emergency? And can I be enrolled with two at once? AS in, term time at one and out of term time another? The same goes for a doctor. I rarely go to the doctor, therefore anything majorly major I could go to A&E etc but just routine stuff I'll need a doctor.

    I was just wondering what people had done who are at uni at the moment.
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    With the dentist, I stayed registered at home. In an emergency, you are supposed to be able to get treatment wherever you happen to be at the time.

    With the doctor, I registered at uni. I suffer from a chronic illness and was planning to spend more of the year at uni than at home so I thought it would be more convenient that way round. I would recommend doing the same, as it is not only people with chronic illnesses that find it more useful to have a GP at uni. I became ill whilst I was at uni and needed to see my GP regularly. You can register as a temporary resident whilst at home for the holidays so you will never be away from treatment if you become ill.

    I hope that this helped.
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    It is best to register with a doctor on campus. But dentists are more difficult, as it is nearly impossible to find a new NHS dentist anywhere in the country. You will probable have to stay with your current dentist and arrange appointments for during the vacations.
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    (Original post by AverageGuyOnTheStreet)
    With the dentist, I stayed registered at home. In an emergency, you are supposed to be able to get treatment wherever you happen to be at the time.

    With the doctor, I registered at uni. I suffer from a chronic illness and was planning to spend more of the year at uni than at home so I thought it would be more convenient that way round. I would recommend doing the same, as it is not only people with chronic illnesses that find it more useful to have a GP at uni. I became ill whilst I was at uni and needed to see my GP regularly. You can register as a temporary resident whilst at home for the holidays so you will never be away from treatment if you become ill.

    I hope that this helped.
    Ah right, so I can register as a temporary resident. Thanks, this has really helped.
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    Register with the doctor at uni, and then when you come home in the holiday all u need to do is fill out a form if you need to make a doctors appointment or collect a prescription in the holiday.
    i'd advise staying with your dentist at home though since you can have a check up at home in the summer/xmas/easter hols. its much simpler than trying to find an NHS dentist at uni!
    In a real emergency obviously any A&E will take you
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    You should be able to register temporarily with the nearest doctors' surgery saying that between x date and 7 date you're a student.

    Dentist wise - just make your 6 months check-ups to fit in with the Christmas hols and Summer hols
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    Register at uni. It is the sensible thing to do. Despite having a medical condition I didn't in my first year because I am silly but have learn't my lesson and will be finding a doctor for second year. Dentist stick with your one at home. My dentist recommended I changed but finding dentists is very difficult.
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    Umhum, and someone somewhere said that you can get emergency treatment anywhere. Will do the doctor thing tho.
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    If you're going to a uni where dentistry is studied the you could always go there and be seen by a student...it would probably be free too so you'd be saving money!
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    I will deffo need to resgister with a Doctor as Im diabetic so Il need my current doctor to send a copy of my records to my new doctor.
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    I'm assuming your uni doesn't have a health centre, so in that case, register with a GP at uni and keep your doctor at home as well. I'm registered with the health centre at uni and I think I'm still registered with a doctor at home, but I've never been to the health centre and can't remember the last time I went to the doctor's, so it hasn't been an issue yet. As for dentists, stick with the one at home because it's nigh on impossible to find an NHS one now, hence why I'm not registered with one and can't remember the last time I had a check up.
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    Make sure you do not get taken off of the list then; you have to go once every two years to my dentist.
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    Ah yeh - misread it, sorry.
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    Yeah, same here. I was registered, but then my dentist went private. My mum's going to see if she can get me registered with the one her and my dad use though because it's NHS. One of the very few left! :rolleyes:
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    The University of Nottingham has an NHS dental surgery on campus as well as a GP's surgery too, very handy (especially with the Queen's Medical Centre just across the road too).
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    Ah wicked!! Thank for that little bit of advice, didn't know that.
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    I'd check for the waiting lists of NHS dentists at your uni but if you already have one then you don't need to change. However I would advise you to change doctor but not go to the on campus one. I found all the on campus docs to be arrogant and treat you like dirt.
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    (Original post by Bubblebee)
    I'd check for the waiting lists of NHS dentists at your uni but if you already have one then you don't need to change. However I would advise you to change doctor but not go to the on campus one. I found all the on campus docs to be arrogant and treat you like dirt.
    They recently had banners outside campus advertising that they were taking on NHS patients, so I don't think the waiting list would be a problem. I agree about the doctors, unfortunately if you are in hall or very near campus then your are pretty much stuck with the health centre. When I moved from woodside road to the north of the city I changed to a normal GP and I realise how crap the health centre doctors were.
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    Do I have to register with a doctor on campus? If I get in to Oxford I'll actually be at home slightly more of the year than I'll be at uni. Also, I have to take medication that can be a pain to get prescribed.....took ages to get it all sorted out with letters from my specialist to the GP etc etc etc. Don't really want to have to go through the whole rigmarole again with a new doctor. Plus, if I'm completely disorganised and running low at uni I can order a repeat prescription online from my current GP at home and get my mum to pick the tabs up and send them on, whereas if I'm registered on campus and I run out during the hols I'd have to trek back to Oxford to get my prescription. Problems problems!! :p:
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    At Oxbridge they require you to send your medical records up to them!
 
 
 
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