Cambridge University issues guidance, information and advice on various medical and health-related matters.

Health Guidelines

Local Doctors

The University of Cambridge does not have its own medical practice, and all students should register with a local GP (general practitioner) when they arrive.   

Why register with a local doctor (GP or General practitioner)?

Lists of local GPs are also available from the University.  The nearest practice to Fitzwilliam College is at 1 Huntingdon Road.  Students who do not live close to the College may choose to register with an alternative practice.


The University has its own dental practice which provides NHS treatment for all undergraduate and graduate students and their dependents who are under 18.

Appointments are normally made by telephone or by calling in in person.  >>contact and opening hours

College Nurse

The College Nurse is Dee Williams. She is based in our neighbouring college, Murray Edwards. She offers a confidential service on any medical and health-related concerns you may have.

Dee Williams

Contact number: +44 1223 762 239

The College Nurse's open surgery times are as follows. No appointments are necessary.

Mondays 11:00 - 13:00
Tuesdays 08:30 - 10:30
Wednesdays 13:30 - 15:30
Thursdays 09:30 - 11:30
Fridays 11:30 - 13:00

College Counsellor

The College Counsellor is Mary Cavander-Attwood.

Mary has years of experience working therapeutically with young people.
She has a BSc in Health and Social Care, was a Registered General Nurse
and took her Advanced Diploma in Counselling at the University of
Cambridge in 2006. She is a registered and accredited member of the
British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP(Accred.)

Mary’s theoretical approach is psychodynamic (although she has also
studied Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), but uses approaches from other
discipline where appropriate. Depending on what is most appropriate, she
can either see a student regularly or for a one-off session.

Mary can be contacted by emailing (please
leave a message and she will call you back) or calling 07824534110.