Student and Staff Wellbeing

Register With a Doctor

Register With a Doctor

Newcastle University is committed to encouraging all students to register with a Doctor upon arrival.

How to Register

Registering with a doctor is one of the first things we advise you to do once you arrive in Newcastle. If you are injured or unwell, it is important that you choose the right NHS service to support you. Our aim is to assist you in identifying the most appropriate doctors' practice in an impartial and unbiased manner.

Firstly, you need to decide if you would prefer a practice close to the University campus or close to your accommodation.

Secondly, you may wish to consider what you would like the doctors' practice to offer, such as home visits, female practitioners, specialised clinics etc.

You can find out more about the importance of registering with a GP in this video:

International students

The Medical Services for International Students document ‌(PDF: 2.3MB) will help you with any information you require to register with a medical or dental practice. This document explains terminology and the wide variety of services available from the NHS.

Once you have decided what your needs are, you can register with a GP.

Involve North East have created three videos that International Students can use to better understand the medical services available in the UK:

Out of hours services

If you become ill or injured outside of normal medical practice hours, there are a number of different ways you can be treated. Please remember that Accident and Emergency should only be use if your illness/injury is life threatening.


It is advisable for students to register with a dental practice. There are many NHS dental practices in Newcastle, the names and addresses of which are available from the NHS website.

For dental emergencies, visit the Newcastle Dental Hospital on Richardson Road (behind the Royal Victoria Infirmary, which is adjacent to the University).