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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

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We have our own College Nurse, Mrs Dee Williams, who holds surgeries every day in Full Term.

She is available to discuss, in confidence, any issues related to physical and mental health. 

Surgery in College is currently closed due to COVID-19 but you can access a remote appointment by emailing the College Nurse to arrange a meeting. Please email Dee for an appointment on dw350@cam.ac.uk or dee.williams@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk. Dee will usually respond within two working days.

Please note: the College Nurse is not in on Bank Holiday Mondays during Term.

Out of hours, students should contact the Porters’ Lodge in an emergency and ring NHS 111 for non-urgent medical help.

Out of hours GP services can also be accessed by calling 111. This part of the service is available evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. 111 has also been extended for access to urgent mental health services across Cambridgeshire simply by dialling 111 and selecting option 2. Calls will be answered 24/7 by trained mental health practitioners. They will be able to quickly assess the situation and determine whether an urgent referral is required, for example, to the First Response Service or Sanctuary (where applicable).

Medical Taxi Scheme

Murray Edwards has a Medical Taxi Scheme (full details in PDF on the right), which can be authorised by the nurse or one of the Tutors. A nominal charge for this scheme is added to the termly College bills for all undergraduates and postgraduates who live in College accommodation. Taxis authorised under this scheme can be used for travel to emergency and scheduled medical appointments, as well as transport to lectures in the event of a temporary health problem that makes cycling or walking difficult.