The College Student Health Advisor
Sandy Chambers has extensive experience working in primary care as a nurse practitioner and in emergency out of hours medical care settings.
She is an RGN (Registered General Nurse) with MCGI Higher Level Practice, BSC Nurse Practitioner Primary and Nurse Practitioner Diploma, Solution Focused Therapy foundation certificate and JHD Basic counselling skills certificate. She is also a mental health first aider.
Health Advisor services
Sandy offers a confidential service and is available to help with a wide variety of health and welfare needs, ranging from help and advice with minor illnesses and injuries to support for emotional issues. She can supply a range of over the counter medicines and provide solution-focused therapy for students. Sandy also organises visits from Pets As Therapy (PATS) and works closely with HUS to assist with student health and welfare needs during the year.
An independent mental Health Practitioner also works with a small number of colleges and is available for referrals.
Easter Term 2022 appointments
Please note: Last available appointment times are shown in brackets.
Monday 10am -1pm (12.30pm)
Tuesday 10am - 1pm (12.30pm and 2.30pm - 5.45pm (5pm)
Wednesday 10am - 1pm (12.30pm)
Thursday 10am -12pm (11.30am) and 2.30pm - 5.45pm (5pm)
Friday 10am -1pm (last appointment 12.35pm)
Book an appointment
If you cannot find an appointment to suit please email the student health advisor on firstname.lastname@example.org as she may be able to find you an alternative appointment. Until the on-site positive cases fall back all consultations will remain remote in the first instance - students will be invited to the Health Centre if necessary to perform an examination etc. and after COVID triage. In the notes section please confirm whether you would like a video or in-person consultation.
For in-person consultations, the College Health Centre will continue to follow the NHS guidance on infection prevention and control for seasonal respiratory infections in health and social care settings.
The student health advisor will continue to wear a face-covering appropriate to the activity being conducted and social distancing will be maintained.
All visitors to the Health Centre will be required to wear a face covering.