The Medical Centre | Epsom College

Hopefully, you will remain in good health throughout your time at Epsom. However, if you do feel unwell or pick up an injury at any time, you will be well looked-after by the team of nurses at the College’s Medical Centre.

Illness outside of school

The Medical Centre is here for any child who becomes unwell at school. In all other instances, you should continue to refer to your family GP. 

You should let the College know if you have suffered any serious illness or accident away from College. Please email your Housemaster or Housemistress, and a note from your family doctor would be appreciated. In the case of an infectious disease, the College Doctor will decide if you can return to school. 

Adrenaline pens & inhalers

If you require the use of an adrenaline pen or an inhaler, we require you to keep the ‘instant access’ medication needed on your person, but to also have a clearly labelled spare set left with your Matron.

The Medical Centre does not require such student-specific medication to be kept in the Medical Centre as they have their own emergency stock of Adrenaline pens and Salbutamol inhalers.

Visiting the Medical Centre

The Medical Centre is staffed by Registered Nurses 24 hours a day during term time. GP surgeries are held every morning (except Sunday) 8-8.30am.

Within the Medical Centre, pupils also have access to our counselling service (Monday-Friday) and a physiotherapist.

If you ever have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Medical Centre on 01372 821199 or 07721 072153.

What Happens In An Emergency

If anything happens to you that requires emergency or specialist medical treatment, we will make every effort to inform your parents and gain permission. You should be aware, however, that if any delay to your treatment could prove detrimental, the Head reserves the right to give consent for such treatment, including anaesthetics and surgical operations.

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Keeping Us Informed

When you enrol with the College, your parents will complete a series of forms telling us about medical conditions, allergies, medication and vaccinations. We review these annually, but please make us aware of any changes as and when they happen. It’s important that all our records are up-to-date, and staff need to be aware of the medical needs of pupils in their care.

Naturally, as with all medical information, details will be held in the strictest confidence.

Medical Information Form

Confidential Counselling

We take the wellbeing of all our pupils incredibly seriously, but we know that children – like adults – may need a helping hand from time to time. That’s why we have two fully-qualified counsellors onsite.

Our counsellors provide guidance and support on all manner of topics, including:

  • depression and suicidal thoughts
  • anxiety and self-harm
  • trauma and post-traumatic stress
  • separation and attachment issues
  • eating disorders
  • ADHD and autism
  • conduct and emotional disorders

Arrange an Appointment

The service is free to access and remains strictly confidential.  Email counsellor@epsomcollege.org.uk to arrange an initial appointment.

The initial appointment can be anonymous, however, it is sometimes necessary, with your consent, to talk things through with your parents, Housemaster or Housemistress.

Medical Staff

Medical Officers

  • Dr S Johnson, MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCS MRCGP
  • Dr K A Bryce BSc, MRCP, MRCGP, DCH DFFP
  • Dr Heather Carr-White, BSc, MBBS, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, DFFP

Nurses

  • Mrs L Swartfigure, RCN, AdvDip BSc
  • Mrs J McGuire, RGN
  • Miss M Gowland, RGN
  • Mrs M Kabra, RCN
  • Mrs E Bishop BSc, RN

Nurse Manager

  • Miss Hannah Farish, RGN, AdvDip BMedSci

School Counsellors

  • Ms A Allen BSc (UCL), PGDip (UEL)
  • Ms S Friggieri

Physiotherapist

  • Mr C Keevil  MCSP, HCPC