Cambridge Student Health Website

This is a website set up by the association of Student practices here in Cambridge to provide comprehensive advice on health and local services in Cambridge, for all students both at University and Sixth Form College.

Click HERE or see the “Our Services” page of the website for more information

Easter 2014

The surgery will be closed on the following dates over Easter:

Good Friday (18th)

Easter Monday (21st)

There will be no Saturday morning clinic on the 19th April so we will be open again as usual on 22nd April from 08:30.

Simple steps such as having a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home can help with minor illnesses and injuries, and with us being closed Good Friday and Easter Monday we want to remind patients to ensure their repeat prescriptions are ordered in advance.

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies such as stroke, blacking out or severe blood loss, patients should dial 999 or got to their local A&E department.

For other illnesses and injuries there are a range of services available. Pharmacists can help with many minor ailments such as colds, flu, headaches, sore throats, ear aches, emergency contraception, skin problems and more.


To find out which pharmacies will be open over the Bank Holiday weekend, visit or call NHS 111.

Minor Injury Units (MIUs) and Walk-in Centres can help with things like wound stitching, bites, minor burns and scalds and sports injuries:

  • Doddington – The Minor Injuries Unit at Doddington Hospital is open 9am-5pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
  • Ely – The Minor Injuries Unit at Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely, is open 8.30am-6pm daily (including Bank Holidays).
  • St Neots – The Walk-In Centre in St Neots is open from 8am-8pm on Good Friday, 9am-4pm on Saturday, closed Easter Sunday, and open 8am- 8pm on Easter Monday.

For those who are unsure of where to go or need advice on their illness and injury, they can call NHS 111 which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Calls are answered by a team of fully trained call advisers who will direct the caller to the most appropriate and available local service.

NHS Choices at also has information covering a whole host of illnesses and injury, including causes, symptoms and treatment.

Dr Tiffins Radio Show

Dr Emma Tiffin is on the Jeremy Sallis show shortly, here are the links to the news items they will be discussing.

Flu:  Click HERE

Saturated Fats: Click HERE

Body Repair: Click HERE

please note that we take no liability for the external sources. They are signposted here for your information only.

NICE Spam Email

You may have heard Dr Tiffin on the radio discussing the spam email that is being sent out to people. It claims to be from NICE (National institute of Clinical Excellence) advising people that they may have cancer & then asking you to click on a link.

Please disregard this email & delete it at once. Do not click the link as it may infect your computer with a virus.

Under no circumstances would any suspicion of cancer be dealt with in this way via a letter. We would also arrange an appointment with a doctor to discuss results & potential causes of the abnormal results if a cancer is suspected.

More information is available on the following websites:

 NICE website:

NHS Choices:

Please contact the surgery if you have any questions or concerns

NHS Change Day 2014


Our Pledge for NHS Change Day 2014

To improve not only the health, but also the wellbeing of our patients, by thinking “outside the medical box” and focusing on the development of an extended range of services to include exercise classes, yoga, pilates, mindfulness sessions.

We believe this will improve health outcomes for all and offer our patients a holistic and importantly a preventative approach to looking after their health.

As an inner city practice we have a large number of patients with serious mental health problems, and in line with our health and wellbeing approach we are training our staff to offer comprehensive health reviews to all our patients with serious mental health problems which will focus on not only health, but also wellbeing and social care needs, and we will support patients to access the services that can help both within and outside the practice.

In a nutshell we pledge to remember that every patient is individual, special and has both mind and body needs which must be met both now and in the future, we will help patients address the immediate and focus on the future to ensure our patients remain in the “picture of health” for years to come.

The Woodlands Team