Medical Centre

Contact the medical centre on:
01483 542020 and 01483 542021
medicalcentre@cranleigh.org.

The Medical Centre provides 24-hour nursing cover, provided by the following staff:
Sister: Mrs Fran Ledger RGN;
Senior Staff Nurse: Mrs Wendy Schulz RGN;
School Nurses: Mrs Marie Bryant RGN, Mrs Fiona Donovan RGN, Mrs. Ruth Carnes RGN, Mrs Sheila Smith RGN;
Medical Centre Assistants: Mrs Anne Jackson, Mrs Anne Sargeant .

The Sister and the nurses in the Medical Centre, a converted house situated right next to the campus, provide 24-hour nursing cover.

We are a team of six fully qualified Registered General Nurses who look after patients in our homely, ten-bedded Medical Centre. We have qualifications in, amongst other things, paediatric minor injuries, travel health and wound care. We also deal with issues such as asthma, hayfever, diabetes, etc.

Parents will be contacted if the nurse feels the pupil should go home. We are happy to allow their friends to visit if they stay with us. Meals are ordered from the School kitchen, but we can offer snacks such as toasted sandwiches, soups, etc.

Weekday Surgeries

Monday 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Dr Mike Bundy (Pure Sports Medicine)
Tuesday 7:30 am – 8:30 am Dr Clare Douglas
Wednesday 7:30 am – 8:30 am Dr Graham Tyrrell
Thursday 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Dr Mike Bundy (Pure Sports Medicine)
Friday 7:30 am – 8:30am Dr Graham Tyrrell

Tuesday surgery 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.

Should a parent wish to accompany their child, please can we ask that they organise at Shere Surgery.

A sports specialist doctor from Pure Sports Medicine covers Saturday rugby matches in the Michaelmas term.

Counsellor drop-in service

There is a School Counsellor, Alison Colvile who holds a drop-in session at the Medical Centre on Wednesday evenings from 5-7.00pm, which is available to all pupils.

Appointments can also be made by e-mailing the School Counsellor, Alison Colvile: alison.colvile@gmail.com.

Physiotherapy

Every afternoon we have physiotherapists from Cranfold Physical Therapy Centre come to the Medical Centre to treat injured pupils. Pupils need to be referred by the doctor before they can have this treatment. Parents are contacted for consent and insurance details before any physiotherapy sessions are booked.

Cranfold Physical Therapy Centre can be contacted on 01483 267747 or reception@cranfoldphysio.co.uk.

Sick Pupils/Confidentiality

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.

Pupils will be admitted by the nurses to the Medical Centre if they deem the pupils too unwell to be at school. The Medical Centre is manned 24 hours a day. On Saturday nights and Sundays a nurse will be on call.

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.

In the event that your child suffers diarrhoea and/or vomiting while at school, he/she will be sent home. You will appreciate that the condition can be very infectious and, to prevent further cases, we would ask you to keep your child away from school for at least 48 hours after the last episode (this is national guidance).

During this period, please encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and, if you are concerned in any way, contact either the school Medical Centre, your local GP or the NHS 111 service.

Travel health and Vaccinations

We regret that we are only able to offer vaccinations to children who are travelling on overseas school trips. If you are travelling abroad privately with your child, it is your own responsibility to arrange the necessary vaccinations for them and we suggest that you organise this either via your local surgery (as a temporary resident) or by contacting Shere Surgery on 01483 202066.

If your child is travelling overseas with the school it is imperative that you complete our travel health form for them.  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.
For travel health and vaccinations for overseas school trips please fill in our Overseas Vaccination form and return to 
the Medical Centre as soon as possible.