Medical Centre

The Medical Centre is situated in a converted house right next to the campus; it contains seven beds (two of which are purpose built en-suite isolation rooms) and a fully equipped clinic.

The centre is run by a team of 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 arrangements will be made to take the pupil to Shere. 

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.

Below you will find a download for our parental consent form for pupils to be given medicines in school by Matron/house staff which have not been prescribed by the School doctor. Please complete this form and return to Matron/house staff along with the medication.

If you need to speak with a member of the Medical Centre team please phone us on:

01483 542020

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.

Cranleigh Pharmacy also offers travel vaccinations and can be contacted on 01483 274323 or by emailing cranleighpharmacy@gmail.com.

If your child is travelling overseas with the School, i.e. a school trip, please email the Medical Centre at medicalcentre@cranleigh.org. 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).

Surgery Times

Monday    
Tuesday 7:30 am – 8:30 am Dr Douglas Wardrop
Wednesday 7:30 am – 8:30 am Dr Emma Watts
Thursday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Dr Dan Eckford
Thursday and Friday 7:30 am – 8:30 am Dr Marcus McEwen

The Wednesday surgery is usually 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 child’s 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.

Staff

Mrs C C Agnew

Medical Centre Sister

Miss J L Fletcher

School Nurse

Mrs H E Gorringe

School Nurse

Mrs C Johnson

Medical Centre Assistant Manager

Miss L E Sessions

School Nurse

Mrs S H Smith

School Nurse

Mrs E C Weeks

School Nurse

Counsellors

Mrs K Brent

School Counsellor

Mrs L Howell

School Counsellor

SPORTS DOCTOR 

Cranleigh School is in the very fortunate to have on-site sports injury clinics run by Sports Doctors from Return2Play (part of Meliora Medical Group.) They provide in house injury assessment and rehabilitation advice working closely with the physiotherapy team from Cranfold. Where necessary the Sports Doctor will provide onward referral for further investigations and specialist input. 

Their doctors also provide cover on match days during the Michaelmas term.

Dr. DAN ECKFORD 

Dr Dan Eckford is the lead sports doctor at Cranleigh. Having originally trained in London, he then completed his GP training in South Wales where he also undertook post-graduate qualifications in Sports and Exercise Medicine. He worked with Swansea RFC and the Ospreys before becoming Team Doctor for Wales Women rugby before moving to Hampshire. He is now a doctor for Hampshire Cricket and Harlequins rugby.

Clinical interests: 

Musculoskeletal injuries, concussion, adolescent sports injuries

 
Sporting interests: 

Rugby, Football, Hockey, Cricket

 

Specialist Services

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 Return2Play covers Saturday rugby matches in the Michaelmas term.

Physiotherapy

As part of our new sports provision we are able to offer an assessment by Cranfold physiotherapist on site.  There is no charge for the first assessment and one follow up.  If the physio feels further treatment is needed then Dr Eckford our Sports Consultant will generate a referral which can then be used for medical insurance purposes or you may wish to self-fund further treatment. 

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 £49 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 reception@cranfoldphysio.co.uk.

The physiotherapists from Cranfold work closely with Mr Simon Brearley, the Cranleigh School Strength and Conditioning coach.