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Loughborough University

International Student Advice and Support

Living in the UK


This page will help you understand the healthcare available on the NHS and how to access it.

The NHS website gives information about the healthcare in the UK.

You should register with a GP as soon as you arrive in the UK. For most students that will be at the Medical Centre on campus. Unless you have an emergency condition, the GP is the person who will be able to help you to access other services within the NHS if needed. For example, you cannot see a Hospital Consultant without a referral from the GP (unless you have an emergency that means you have to go to the Accident and Emergency Department).


Some dentists work for the NHS but there may still be a charge for their services. To find an NHS dentist, you can search here.

Urgent Treatment

If you have a minor burn, bad cut, suspected fracture or sprain, you can visit the Urgent Care Centre at Loughborough Hospital.

Emergency Treatment

The nearest Emergency Department is in Leicester at the Royal Infirmary. If you are unable to get there quickly, or the emergency is life threatening then call 999 for an ambulance.


More Information

You can find out more about the UK health care system on the UKCISA website and health and medical insurance in our leaflet below.