Since the rules changed regarding patients being registered with a GP in their local catchment area, the advice to young people who are registered as patients at Towcester Medical Centre but who study in another part of the country has also changed.
Students are advised that when they go to college or university, they need to register with a local doctors surgery in the part of the country where they are studying.
This means that their medical records are with the GP where they are studying and if they need to see a doctor during visits back home they would need to register as a temporary patient at their local GP to their home address.
If a student requires urgent care whilst at their place of study they should contact the surgery where they are registered. If a student requires urgent care whilst at home they should either use a local walk-in centre or sign up as a temporary patient with a GP local to their home.
In order to ensure students can get their medications whilst they are in their place of study they will need to have registered with a local doctors surgery in the part of the country where they are studying and request their medications from there.
If a student requires their medications whilst at home they can sign up for the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) with the doctors surgery where they are registered and they can nominate a pharmacy local to their home address. Please note that this EPS nomination will need to be over-ridden when the student returns to their study location.
For further information on getting medical care as a student please follow this link.