Personal Health

You need to register with a doctor as soon as you arrive in the area.  The RAU has an on-site surgery, should you choose to use it.  You will still keep your own doctor at home, who will see you if you become ill during the holidays.

University Health Centre

To register with the RAU surgery, you need to bring your medical card.  If you do not have this, you will be given a form to enable you to register with the doctor.

The RAU surgery hours are –

Monday 9.00am – 2.15pm 12.30pm – 1.15pm
Wednesday 9.00am – 1.15pm 12.30pm – 1.15pm
Friday 9.00am – 2.00pm 12.30pm – 1.15pm

You will need to make an appointment to see one of the doctors.  If you know in advance that you need to see the nurse you should make an appointment, otherwise you can drop in during opening hours.  The nurse can deal with many medical concerns, including –

  • Travel advice
  • Vaccinations
  • Asthma advice
  • Contraception (including emergency contraception)
  • Health reviews
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sexual health advice and screening (men and women)
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Women’s health matters


  • Dr Ian Simpson
  • Dr Rohit Sethi
  • Nurse Anna Thomson

Pheonix Surgery

The doctors and nurse are all registered with the Pheonix Surgery in Cirencester.  You can arrange an appointment at this surgery if you have an urgent medical concern outside of RAU surgery hours.  Contact

Pheonix House, 9 Chesterton Lane, Cirencester, GL7 1XG            Telephone: 01285 652056

Hospital / Emergencies

In the event of a medical emergency, always call 999

The nearest hospital with an Accident & Emergency department is Cirencester:

Cirencester Hospital, Tetbury Road, Cirencester, GL7 1UY            Telephone: 0300 421 6200


It is often best to stay registered with your dentist at home and make appointments to see them during the holidays.  For more information on local dentists, call the Gloucestershire Dental Access Centre 0300 421 6440