Leeds Student Medical Practice is designed and operated to suit the needs of students studying in higher education and living in Leeds.
We offer a wide range of services including a dedicated 3-bed sickbay facility during University term-time.
We have car parking for patients to use whilst they are attending the practice. An enforcement company monitors the car park and will apply penalties to anyone parking without authority. Bicycle racks are next to the car park. There is a pram park in the Reception lobby. There is wheelchair access to all rooms and suitable toilet facilities on all floors. We have a lift to give access to upper floors. Our day resting facility has facilities for patients with disabilities. There is a hearing-aid induction loop in reception. If you require confidential advice or information from Reception there is a private room available.
If one of our doctors has arranged a repeat prescription for you, and the review date has not expired, then you can hand in or post your request (enclosing a stamped addressed envelope) to Reception. Repeat prescriptions can also be requested online using our Patient Access service. Prescriptions can be collected one full working day after request. To prevent mistakes we do not take prescription requests by telephone.
Most test results are available 7 days after your blood test/x-ray or scan. These are available to you in person at Reception, or can be given over the telephone. They will not be released to anyone else. If telephoning for a result please do so between 14:00 and 16:30.
Patient Access is a service that allows you to use the Internet to view, book, and cancel appointments, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also use it to request repeat prescriptions. See our Patient Access page for full information.
To register you should be; a University student, (or their partner or child), And live in any University accommodation in Leeds OR private accommodation in postal areas LS1 to LS7, LS16 South of the Ring Road, Marsh Lane and Regent Street areas LS9, LS10 up to M1 junction at Hunslet Road and Dewsbury Road.
Our How Can I Join The Practice page explains the various methods you can use to register with us.
Please tell Reception if you prefer to register with a specific doctor.
International students will qualify for free NHS treatment if they are on a full-time University course longer than 6 months
Students on courses shorter than 6 months but from countries covered by a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement will qualify for free NHS treatment
Students on courses shorter than 6 months from countries not covered by a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement will be seen as private patients and a fee will be charged
All International patients, regardless of study or the length of stay in the UK are entitled to free emergency hospital treatment
Full information about International Students’ Eligibility For Free Healthcare including healthcare entitlement for children and partners of international students
We have access to translation services but it is helpful during consultations with the doctor or nurse if you can bring someone to translate for you if you are not fluent in English
Please tell Reception if you prefer to register with a specific doctor
Certain services are not included on the National Health Service. These include private medical examinations, private sick notes, letters to third parties, tests requested for employment and travel purposes, doctor’s signatures on official documents, and some vaccinations. Please check when you hand such requests to us whether a fee will be payable. A full list of private fees is available at Reception
If you are unhappy with the way we have treated you we would like to know first so that we have the opportunity to investigate and try and improve our service, please telephone 0113 295 4488 or e-mail the Practice Manager. If you have any comments or suggestions about any aspects of the way we work, the Practice Manager would like to hear from you. Our Patient Participation Group page gives various routes that you can use to give us feedback
Our aim is to treat you with respect, care, and courtesy, we ask that you do the same. Please be on time for appointments, and let us know if you cannot attend a booked appointment. Patients who are abusive or violent will be removed from our list and NHS Leeds (Primary Care Trust) will make alternative arrangements for their healthcare. We have a formal complaint procedure in line with national guidelines, see our Complaints page
We have a patient group which is one route patients can use to provide feedback on our current services, and offer opinion on prospective services. You can read more including the group’s reports, and survey results on our Patient Participation Group page
All information you give to anyone in this Practice is considered to be confidential. Where personal data is stored electronically we adhere to the requirements of the Data Protection Act. In the course of everyday patient care and administration your data may be shared (in confidence) with specific NHS organisations, for more detail see our Data Protection Notice in the surgery. All employees have access to patient data in relation to their role, and have signed a confidentiality agreement
It is important that you inform us promptly if you move to a new address, or change your telephone number. Likewise, please inform any hospital if you are under their care, or awaiting an appointment
The Practice has a day resting facility with beds for patients who need to be monitored whilst awaiting hospital admission, or until they are well enough to travel home. The day resting facility is available during surgery opening hours in University of Leeds terms and is available to all students of the University of Leeds
View our Practice Leaflet in Adobe PDF format
Leeds Student Medical Practice is a Maritime and Coastguard Agency designated examination centre for citizens wishing to obtain or renew their ENG1 Fit To Sail certificate. You can find full details on our Seafarer Medicals page
Asthmatic patients can book an appointment with our trained Asthma nurse or with a doctor. Please book through Reception and bring all inhalers, diaries etc to your first appointment
Appointments for smear tests can be booked with any of our Practice Nurses. Please note that routine smears are no longer required for patients under 25, unless there has been previous abnormal results
Full child health surveillance including regular developmental checks and immunisations are available at the practice for children under the age of 5 years
During consultations with the nurses or doctors patients may discuss all aspects of sexual health, HIV, Hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, health screening (cervical smears, breast checks and testicular examination), and sexuality. All consultations follow the strictest rules of medical confidentiality
We offer a comprehensive shared-care clinic for patients with Diabetes. All newly registered diabetic patients are encouraged to book a diabetic review appointment soon after registering with us. Please bring along a print out of all your current medications in order for us to set up your repeat prescriptions. If you require any further information or advice about diabetes please visit www.diabetes.org.uk
We offer shared antenatal care for pregnant women and recommend that you book an appointment with the midwife at the surgery as early in your pregnancy as possible, so that arrangements can be put in place in good time. There is no need to see a doctor first, you can book a midwife appointment at reception
If you are thinking about starting a family we can provide preconception advice on issues such as Folic acid
All the doctors have experience dealing with mental health issues, both general and more specific to the University population. In addition there are a number of counselling /Cognitive Behavioural Therapy services in Leeds. Some of these are run by the individual Universities /Colleges or are available via the NHS. Read more information on our Mental Health page
At LSMP we provide NHS travel immunisations (as well as private Yellow Fever vaccinations). Remember to plan well in advance of your travels, as some immunisation programmes need to be started several months before leaving this country. Don’t forget to look at our Travel page. Some travel vaccines are available on a private basis only & need to be obtained from a private travel clinic. Before making an appointment for travel vaccinations you need to complete a MASTA travel form .
If you would like to request a vaccination history please complete the below consent form , Enclose a stamped addressed envelope and post to
Leeds Student Medical Practice
4 Blenheim Court
Please note that there is a £8 charge for the Yellow Fever certificate .
Pharmacy first is a scheme in which the Pharmacy can deal with certain medical conditions. Please visit the page to find out more information. Pharmacy first page.
Under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), individuals have the right to apply for access their own health records.
Patients may also authorise third parties such as solicitors to do so on their behalf.
It is not necessary for a patient to give reason/s as to why they wish to access their record.
Subject Access Request (SAR) can be made in writing by completing the LSMP Subject Access Request Form or verbally, by making the request at our practice reception desk.
Before a Subject Access Request (SAR) is actioned, the identity of the person making the request will be verified.
Once the identity has been verified the practice will then aim to release the required information in 28 days.
In circumstances where a complex request is made and the requested information cannot be provided in the 28 days, the person making the request will be informed of this within 28 days and the time period to provide the requested information may be extended to two months.
The Practice Manager will decide whether the Subject Access Request (SAR) can be approved. A Subject Access Request (SAR) can be refused if it is believed that releasing the requested information may cause serious harm to your physical or mental health or that of another person.
Further information on your rights to obtaining information on your personal data is available in the Leeds Student Medical Practice Request to Access Personal Records Patient Information Leaflet.