Student Zone




Student Medicine Box

Things to keep at home for when you are ill:

  • Paracetamol for colds, fevers, pain and sore throats
  • Ibuprofen for muscle sprains, colds, fevers, sore throats and pain
  • An antacid such as 'Gaviscon' or 'Rennies' for indigestion
  • Plasters
  • Soluble aspirin 300mg to make as a gargling solution for sore throats
  • Fluid replacement sachets such as 'Dioralyte' for diarrhoea

Stress Management 

Stress Management Courses available through self-referral.  For more information please contact Open Mind Service on (0116) 295 2151 or Adhar Project on (0116) 220 0071.


What to do BEFORE you arrive

To ensure you have access to NHS treatment we ask that you submit your patient registration form with us 2 to 3 weeks before arriving in Leicester.

If you take regular medication, please bring at least 2 months supply with you from your current GP.

We will send you a text message to confirm your registration with us.  If you have not received a confirmation text within 10 working days of submitting your registration request, please contact us on 0116 2227272


What to do / expect when registered with us and arrived at University 

When registered at the Medical Centre if you take regular medication, please book a telephone consultation with a clinician to review your medication and have your regular items added to your medical record. Please telephone 0116 2227272 and speak to a member of our friendly Reception Team to book an appointment. In order to direct you to the most appropriate clinician we will ask you for a brief description of the problem you need treatment for.

Due to Coronavirus all appointments are by telephone in the first instance. If,  after the initial telephone consultation a clinician has booked a face to face appointment with you please ensure you attend on time wearing a mask / face covering


Over the Counter Medications & Treatments

Clinicians here at De Montfort Surgery may not give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of short-term, minor health concerns. If you are suffering with any of the below conditions please visit a pharmacy where a team of qualified healthcare professionals can offer clinical advice to safely and effectively manage minor health concerns:

  • Acute sore throat
  • Coughs, colds and nasal congestion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Mild dry skin
  • Mild irritant dermatitis
  • Mild to moderate hay fever
  • Dandruff Diarrhoea (adults)
  • Dry eyes / sore tired eyes
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Nappy rash
  • Oral thrush
  • Infant colic
  • Infrequent constipation
  • Infrequent cold sores of the lip
  • Teething / mild toothache
  • Threadworms
  • Travel sickness
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Mild acne
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Excessive sweating
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Head lice
  • Prevention of tooth decay
  • Ringworm / athletes foot
  • Sunburn
  • Cradle cap
  • Earwax
  • Infrequent migraine
  • Warts and verrucae
  • Mild cystitis
  • Indigestion and heartburn
  • Sun protection
  • Minor pain, discomfort and fever (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)

Confidentiality and Consent

As a Medical Centre, confidentiality is of utmost importance to us.

When you turn 18 years old, your parents will no longer be able to access your records or discuss any medical conditions with us without your written consent.

We also advise patients to book and cancel their own appointments to prevent any confidentiality issues and ensure you update your contact details with us throughout your time here. 


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR is a law that replaced the Data Protection Act 1998. 

In order to provide you with appropriate healthcare services we will hold your personal, sensitive and confidential data. For more information please see our Confidentiality & Medical Records page on our website.


Meningitis Vaccination for Freshers

Students aged between 17-24yrs and starting university are strongly recommended to have a booster Men ACWY vaccination (which has replaced the Meningitis C) if you didn’t receive one in school. This is because it is now known that your immunity to the disease will have decreased and your risk of catching the disease is higher.  When you are registered please telephone us on 0116 2227272 and arrange an immunisation appointment.  Please follow the links below for further information:

MenACWY vaccine overview


MMR Vaccination for Freshers:

Students aged between 17-24yrs and starting university are strongly recommended to have had 2 doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccination. There have been a number of mumps outbreaks, particularly amongst university students over the last couple of years and the best protection from what can potentially be an unpleasant disease is vaccination. When you are registered please telephone us on 0116 2227272 and arrange an immunisation appointment.  Please follow the links below for further information:-

MMR Vaccine


Exams and Illness

  • De Montfort Surgery will not charge students of De Montfort University for supplying supporting medical evidence, however students of other educational establishment will be charged for this service.
  • De Montfort Surgery will issue supporting medical evidence for students but normally only for cases where you have sought treatment at the time of an illness or for long-standing medical conditions
  • The Practice will not usually issue medical supporting evidence for minor ailments like colds, headaches and stomach upsets.
  • On its own a doctor’s note or (i.e. one based on a consultation AFTER you have suffered from an illness, where the medical professional is only able to recount what you have told them about your illness) is unlikely to be sufficient as supporting evidence towards a deferment or extenuating circumstances
  • Please see the DMU General Regulations & Procedures affecting Students for further information on deferral of assessment on the grounds of extenuating circumstances

Disabled Students

Applying for Disabled Student Allowance (DSA)