Examples of common skin conditions that we see include:
- eczema and dermatitis
- pigmented skin lesions (e.g. moles)
The aim of treatment is to control blood glucose and minimise the risk of complications. Having regular reviews at least annually with the doctor or nurse, of different aspects of health that can be affected by diabetes is essential to ensure that treatment is effective and adequate to minimise the risk of complications.
Type I are usually cared for both by GP and as an outpatient at the local hospital. In Nottingham the opportunity for students to transfer case from their home town to Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) is available, where there is a very comprehensive service available, with a very experienced and supportive team of doctors and nurses.
As an outpatient registered at QMC there is a Drop in Clinic available at:
Open Monday – Friday 2 – 3:30 pm.
The team can be contacted Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm on 0115 97 09215 for advice on any aspects of your diabetes care.
More information about diabetes can be found on the NHS Choices website.
Our midwives have special training in the care of pregnant women and their newborn babies. They will provide antenatal care throughout pregnancy until around 10 days after the birth of your baby. Clinics are held each week at the Health Centre on Wednesdays.
If you think you may be pregnant you can self refer to the midwife team by calling 0115 8833100. Your appointment will take around an hour and will involve a detailed health review and an explanation of your antenatal care including what future appointments will be required.
For problem-free pregnancies most of your antenatal care will be provided at the Health Centre by the midwife and your GP.
Click here for more information about planning your pregnancy
As a team we perform a number of minor surgical procedures, examples of which are below. You may find it useful to make your first consultation with a doctor who performs a particular procedure ─ this can be discussed with the receptionist when booking.
We believe that performing these procedures in general practice gives our patients faster access to a more convenient service. However, there are limitations to procedures we are able/allowed to perform.
- Removal of moles by excision
- Removal of other skin lesions by cautery or shave excision
- Skin biopsies
- Implanon insertion (long term contraception)
- Insertion of contraceptive coils
Minor procedures for purely cosmetic reasons are not funded by the NHS and therefore we do not offer them.
You can self refer to community Physiotherapy via the Nottingham Health and Care Point, 0300 131 0300 or online via http://accesstoservices.citycare.org.uk/
The University Physio holds regular clinics at the Sports Centre which can be booked via reception. Sports centre members can access a wider range of appointments for this service by booking directly with the sports centre reception.
You can also visit their site for useful resources and information
Mental Health Support Services in Nottingham
Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline
The mental health team is available 24/7 on 0300 3030165 for anyone needing mental health support - calls are answered by the crisis team for people experiencing mental health difficulties anytime.
Primary care psychological therapy services
Talking therapies (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or counselling) help the following common mental health conditions (and more). No referral needed as they work on a self-referral basis, and are available free on the NHS.
- Eating disorder (currently stable or as a secondary diagnosis).
- Obsessive compulsive disorder.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Information about CBT:
Local talking therapy providers are:
Insight Healthcare 0300 555 5582 https://www.insighthealthcare.org/our-services/talking-therapies/find-a-service/nottingham/
Trent PTS 0115 8963160 firstname.lastname@example.org www.trentpts.co.uk
Let’s Talk Wellbeing 0115 956 0888 email@example.com
Centre for Clinical Interventions
Written by Clinical Psychologists giving great advice over seventeen different areas including anxiety, depression, panic and sleep with very detailed information sheets, workbooks and worksheets. https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself/
Locality Mental Health Team (secondary mental health services)
If you are already open to the LMHT they have a duty worker daily for urgent issues and ring 0300 3000065 to access the crisis team from 17:00-09:00 weekdays and 24 hours at weekends/bank holidays.
Offers services to people who self-harm, and staff have personal, supportive/or professional experience of self-harming. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ; www.harmless.org.uk/blog/
Nottingham Recovery Network
Support, advice and treatment for people experiencing alcohol and/or drug misuse difficulties – they work on a self-referral basis. 0800 0665362. www.nottinghamrecoverynetwork.com
Dealing with Distress Booklets / Resources
NHS Mental Health Self-Help Guides
MindShift app (designed for young people with anxiety)
Mental Health Audio Guides
Sleeping difficulties resources
Mindfulness, meditation and yoga introductory videos:
Suicide Prevention Services
Papyrus is the UK charity for prevention of young suicides (under 35’s) - Call: 0800 068 4141 Text: 07860 039 967 Email: email@example.com website: www.papyrus-uk.org
The Tomorrow Project
A confidential, community based suicide prevention, intervention and postvention service – call 0115 8800280 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tomorrowproject.org.uk/
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team
Service available for young people (under 18’s) experiencing a mental health crisis – calls can be made by either the young person or an adult. Available 24/7 by ringing 0115 8440560.
Wellness in Mind
Information and support for people seeking better mental health. Connects people to services best able to support them. 0800 5610073 https://www.wellnessinmind.org/about-the-service/
The campaign against living miserably is a charity which supports men struggling with mental health difficulties. 0800 585858. https://www.thecalmzone.net/
MIND support people in mental distress or who have a mental health problem. 0300 1233393.
Available 24/7 for people that are currently struggling with mental health difficulties. 116123
E-mail: jo@Samaritans.org.uk Local branch https://www.samaritans.org/branches/nottingham/
The following services are also available for University of Nottingham students (only).
University Counselling Service
Offers help to students experiencing personal, emotional or mental health problems in either a group or individual environment. 0115 9513685. www.nottingham.ac.uk/counselling
Anonymous, confidential listening and information service, run by students for students, and available every night of term time between 19:00-08:00. 0115 9514985 or text 07786 208408.
School Welfare Support
Each school has wellbeing officers who can help provide a range of support to students.
Whatever a student’s faith, or if they have no at all, the chaplains offer spiritual and pastoral support. 0115 9513931 https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/chaplaincy/
Provides information how students can improve their mental health by a variety of methods.
Eating Disorders in Student Services (EDISS)
For students with mild to moderate eating difficulties / disorder. No formal diagnosis required. E-mail email@example.com www.firststepsed.co.uk
Mental Health Ebooks
There is a wide range of mental health Ebooks available within the University library: https://rl.talis.com/3/notts/lists/183148A1-7410-3C2D-CEAC-7AF61814F9B7.html
Togetherall (peer and professional support)
Togetherall is designed to help people get support, take control and feel better. It provides 24/7 peer-to-peer and professional support (from experienced clinicians), plus a range of courses and tools to help people self-manage their wellbeing. To get support, simply go to Togetherall.com and join with your academic email address.