Tel: 01243 527264
Fax: 01243 530607
Out of Hours: 111
Opening Hours
Mon: 08.00-20.00
Tue-Fri: 08.00-18.30

Student Services

Student Services at Lavant Road Surgery

We are the nearest surgery to the University of Chichester Bishop Otter Campus. Students and staff of the University can register with our practice providing they are resident on campus or living within our catchment area – please ask at the surgery if you are unsure.

The surgery is located approximately 15 minutes walk from the campus, please see map, and provides a range of services whilst open. There is full out-of-hours emergency GP medical service when the centre is closed

Registering at the Surgery

Please register at the surgery before you need to see a doctor or need repeat medication.

If you have a chronic condition such as asthma or diabetes, it is a good idea to have a new patient medical with one of our Health Care Assistants Grada or Karen. They can refer you onto the Doctor or Practice Nurse as necessary.

If you are on regular medication you will need to make an appointment with the Doctor before you can be issued with a prescription. Please make an appointment 2-3 weeks before your supplies run out.
If you need contraception, make an appointment with the Practice Nurse 2-3 weeks before the prescription is required.

You can register by:

  • Coming to see us and Completing a Health Questionnaire Form at University Registration Day. We are present for the whole day.
  • Coming into the surgery and completing a Health Questionnaire Form
  • Downloading the Student Health Questionnaire Form, printing. completing and then bringing it into surgery

Please note that we will need to see 2 forms of identification, one with a photograph, e.g. a passport or driving licence, and one with proof of address, e.g. your university card or the letter stating you have a university place.


From 2014 the NHS recommend getting vaccinated against Meningitis ideally before you start university. We can offer this vaccination for new students if you have not yet had it. We aim to offer a drop-in vaccination session just after University Registration Day. Please ring reception on 01243 527264 for more details.

For more information about meningitis and whether you need the immunisation, please see this leaflet ‘Protecting yourself against meningitis and septicaemia.’

Self Help and Minor Illness Advice

If you are not feeling well there are steps you can take at home before you consider coming to the doctor or Nurse.

Please see our Minor Illness Advice Guide.

You can also contact the Pharmacist at Summersdale Pharmacy within our surgery, on 01243 380185 for any healthcare or treatment / medication advice. The pharmacy website also contains more health advice and information on a range of health matters.

If you still feel you need to see a healthcare professional, please follow our general guidelines below.

When you can see a Nurse

Patients wishing to be seen with certain problems do not always need to be seen by the Doctor. Our Nurse Practitioner Ellie Dudman, is experienced and can see patients with minor illness. Please ask to see them for the following:

Emergency Contraception
Coughs and Colds
Acute Asthma problems
Rashes, Bites and Boils
Ear Problems
Eye Problems
Minor sprains and injuries
Sexual Health
Routine Contraception advice
Diarrhoea and Vomiting
Chest infection
Vaginal Discharge
Burns and Scolds
Hay Fever
Sore throats
Urinary Tract Infections
Update of routine prescriptions


Our Nurses also hold dedicated clinics or services for the following conditions:

And can offer advice, information or resources in the following areas

When you need to see a Doctor

Doctor appointments are for people with a serious acute illness or injury or general assessment of chronic conditions over and above routine review.

Examples are:

Sports injury – (Our Specialist GP Dr Jackson has additional qualifications in musculoskeletal medicine and can provide treatment and advice for sports / dance related injuries)

Anxiety or depression
Eating disorders
Long term conditions e.g. epilepsy, cystic fibrosis
General Health concerns
Medication review (we aim to carry out these on all patients who have regular medication every 6 months)

Please note that it is NOT appropriate to go to Accident and Emergency Department for any healthcare advice or anything our Doctors or Nurses could deal with when the surgery is open between 8am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

Booking Appointments

Students can be seen by any GP or Nurse in any session at the surgery. You can book an appointment at the surgery by:

  • Coming into the surgery in advance
  • Telephone us on 01243 527264
  • Book online via our Online Services. To book appointments via the internet you will need be registered with the surgery AND register for our On-line Services. Please see instructions on the Register for Online Services page.

Advice on Smoking and Alcohol

Smoking is detrimental to your health and those around you.

If you would like help on quitting smoking you can make an appointment in our Smoking Cessation Clinics with one of our Nursing team. Online help and information is available at or

Advice on alcohol is available from where there is also a handy calculator so you can see how many units you are consuming.

If you are worried about your alcohol consumption and want to talk to someone, please make an appointment with the doctor.