The Medical Centre is situated in a converted house right next to the campus; it contains 10 beds and a fully equipped clinic.
The centre is run by a team of six fully qualified Registered General Nurses with qualifications in paediatric minor injuries, travel health and wound care. It provides 24-hour care during school hours; on Saturday nights and Sundays a nurse will be on call.
The team looks after pupils with conditions such as asthma, hayfever and diabetes, as well as providing care for sudden illnesses or accidents. Pupils will be admitted by the nurses to the Medical Centre if they are too unwell to be at school. Parents will be contacted if the duty nurse feels the pupil would recover better at home. If a pupil needs to see a general practitioner urgently, an appointment can be made at Shere Surgery and the pupil will be taken there by his or her Matron.
We place a great emphasis on confidentiality. All pupils are welcome to see us to discuss any concerns they may have, knowing it will go no further than the Medical Centre. We are non-judgmental and always happy to lend an ear to those who seek our help.
Travel Health and VACCINATIONS
We offer vaccinations to children who are travelling on overseas school trips. If parents are travelling abroad privately with their child, it is their responsibility to organise this via their local surgery (as a temporary resident) or by contacting Shere Surgery on 01483 202066.
Shaneil Patel from Cranleigh Pharmacy also offers travel vaccinations and can be contacted on 01483 724323 or by emailing email@example.com.
If your child is travelling overseas with the School, it is imperative that you complete our Travel Health Form. This can be found on the School website and should be returned, via email, to the Medical Centre. As some courses of injections need to be given over a period of 6 months, we would ask that you supply this information to us as far in advance of the trip as possible. Vaccinations are charged to parents at the prevailing NHS rate. This service is not available to Day pupils (unless they are registered with Shere Surgery).
|Monday||3.30 pm – 6:00 pm||Dr Natasha Beach (Pure Sports Medicine)|
|Tuesday||7:30 am – 8:30 am||Dr Clare Douglas|
|Wednesday||7:30 am – 8:30 am||Dr Douglas Wardrop|
|Thursday||7:30 am – 8:50 am||Dr Natsha Beach|
|Friday||7:30 am – 8:30 am||Dr Douglas Wardrop|
The Tuesday surgery is always run by a female doctor for those who prefer this option. If a pupil needs an urgent appointment and has missed the morning surgery, an appointment can be made at Shere Surgery.
Parents are welcome to accompany their child on an appointment, but please can we ask that parents inform the Medical Centre so that their childs appointment can be made at the end of the clinic. Parents are also able to make appointments for their child at Shere Surgery by phoning 01483 202066.
E-mail: Miss A. ColvileBA, MBACP, FdA Counselling
Alison Colvile is the School Counsellor and is Psychotherapist/Supervisor Registered, Member BACP (Accred). Alison holds a drop-in session at the Medical Centre on Wednesday evenings form 5pm - 7pm, which is available to all pupils. Appointments can also be made by emailing Alison directly.
Surgeries, with GPs and sports medicine specialists, are provided at the Medical Centre at the times shown in the above table each week during term time.
A sports specialist doctor from Pure Sports Medicine covers Saturday rugby matches in the Michaelmas term.
Physiotherapists from Cranfold Physical Therapy Centre visit daily to the Woodland Fitness Centre to treat referred pupils. This is a private arrangement and Cranfold charge £42 per session. Parents are contacted for consent and insurance details prior to booking any physiotherapy sessions. Cranfold Physical Therapy Centre can be contacted on 01483 267747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The physiotherapists from Cranfold work closely with Simon Brearley, the Cranleigh School Strength and Conditioning coach.