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Your health is important to us and should be a priority during your time at LSE.

You should never feel alone. We are here to help you with all your health care needs.  It is essential that you register with a General Practitioner (GP) as soon as you start University to enable you to access NHS healthcare.

In order to maximise safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the practice is:

  • Pre-registering students
  • Recording current COVID vaccination status prior to their arrival on campus
  • Running a series of Pop-up vaccination clinics on campus

This way, we can ensure, prior to embarking on this academic year, that all students have the fullest protection against the virus, to help keep the LSE a safe place to study.

In this fast-moving situation, our well-informed practice team will be happy to answer any questions regarding current vaccination status, and any further vaccinations needed.

We highly recommend all students obtain a UK Mobile number for their phone; this will enable us to send important invitations, information, updates via SMS/text messaging and also enable video consultations via phone.

We also strongly advise all students to check our website regularly, for updates regarding Pop-up vaccine clinics

  • It is free to register with the practice.
  • St Philips Medical Centre is on-campus.
  • We offer a variety of appointments including telephone, video and face to face.
  • All our clinicians have lots of experience with student health care.
  • We have good relationships with the University Disability and Wellbeing Services.

GPs treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and routine specialist treatment when needed. 

GPs are usually the first point of contact for anyone with a physical or mental health problem.  GPs work as part of a large team including Nurses, Clinical Pharmacists, Physicians Associates, Nursing Associates, Health Care Assistants, and Social Prescribers. 

Along with other members of the practice team, they focus on the health of the whole person managing physical, psychological, and social aspects of care.  GPs also have an important role in preventative medicine and health promotion and we offer immunisations, smoking cessation support, lifestyle advice, and cervical cancer screening.