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The College Nurse and Welfare Officer is Helen Thornton. She deals with minor illness, minor injury, dressings, help navigating the NHS, when/how to see a GP or general health queries.  Helen has been a nurse since 2002 and has a background in emergency nursing and urgent care.  She is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and has been working at Exeter College since 2016.  Helen works in conjunction with 19 Beaumont Street Surgery, the general practitioner (GP) for Exeter College

To access NHS health services please register with the general practitioner (doctor’s office) at and following the directions.

To chat to Helen, please email to arrange an in-person or on-line (Teams) appointment.  The Nursing/Welfare service is for routine, pre-booked, office hour appointments Monday to Friday of term time.  If this is an urgent issue, please call the Lodge and they will contact Helen.  For urgent/emergency health issues please call 111 for advice or call the GP at 19 Beaumont Street 01865 240501.

Out of hours and weekends please call 111 for urgent medical issues (including mental health) or 999 for emergencies



01865 279639