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Other resources

You may find the following resources helpful with health related matters.

Out of term support

During non-term time Talbot Medical Centre can offer you medical care.


Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Christchurch Hospital

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Christchurch Hospital provide health care for the residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset and part of the New Forest.

Poole Hospital

Poole Hospital mainly serves the areas of Poole, East Dorset and Purbeck. It is the major trauma centre for East Dorset and provides a broad range of district hospital care and a number of core services - ear, nose & throat, child health and maternity - for a wider catchment area, including Bournemouth and Christchurch. The hospital also provides specialist services, such as oral surgery and neurological care, for the whole of Dorset and is the Cancer Centre for Dorset.


NHS Symptom Checker provides health advice and information, the NHS also offers specific advice on dealing with chickenpox and meningitis.


If you have not already received vaccinations for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR - normally two vaccinations) and Meningitis C, we strongly advise you to have them before you arrive at the university.


There is a charge for all dental treatment, even under the NHS, but you may be entitled to some assistance with payment. For details of dentists, visit the NHS website.