The University Health Service (UHS) is for students of The University of Sheffield (living in Sheffield) and, in some cases, their partners and dependents.
To register for the University Health Service you need to complete our on-line pre-registration pages and medical questionnaire – follow the link below. The medical questionnaire is an important part of your registration. Please answer the questions as fully as you can and complete all the pages. We cannot process your application unless you complete the questionnaire. You will not, however, be registered with the UHS until you have attended in person to complete and sign the GMS1 form (registration for NHS Services).
Most students register for the University Health Service during Intro Week in September at the start of the academic year. This is a busy time for everyone and there are often long queues for registration. Completing the pre-registration forms before you come to Sheffield gives our medical staff time to review your questionnaire and put in place any support you may need. It also allows us to prepare your medical record and reduces the time it takes you to fully register with us. We strongly recommend that you complete the pre-registration forms before your arrive in Sheffield – it will save you time.
Students wishing to register at any other time should complete the pre-registration forms and then contact the Health Service to arrange a registration interview. Please allow 48 hours before you contact us to give us time to process your information. We advertise times for registration sessions on our web pages throughout the year.
Before you click on the link to register, we need you to read the following section.
Summary Care Record
FOR ALL PATIENTS REGISTERING WITH THE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR NHS HEALTH RECORDS - PLEASE READ - YOU NEED TO MAKE A CHOICE
SUMMARY CARE RECORD - YOUR EMERGENCY CARE SUMMARY
The NHS in England is introducing the Summary Care Record, which will be used in emergency care situations.
The record will contain information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had to ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely. This information will be available to authorised health care staff providing your care anywhere in England. We recommend that you read the links on the right hand side for more detailed information about the summary care record. You can also get more information by visiting www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk or by telephoning the helpline on 0300 123 3020.
Please note as part of your registration with the NHS, demographic details (including contact details) will be held on the NHS national database (Spine). Your contact details will NOT be used for marketing and will only be used if necessary to contact you.
Click here for online registration
To help you through the process of registration, we have developed a series of screencasts. You may find it useful to watch these before completing the pre-registration forms and questionnaire. Click on the link - YouTube link.
Frequently Asked Questions
“I have completed the on-line pre-registration and medical questionnaire, what happens now?”
You now need to attend your University Health Service registration interview which takes place in Intro Week. Please see your "Welcome to Sheffield - Essential Guide" for your designated time and venue. At this time, we will make live your registration, ask you to sign a GMS1 form and check your personal details for any missing or incomplete information. Your NHS registration will not be complete until you have done this.
“I already have a doctor in Sheffield, do I still need to complete the registration forms?”
No, if you are already registered with a doctor in Sheffield, and do not wish to register with the University Health Service, you do not need to complete the pre-registration forms or medical questionnaire.
“I was registered with you last year, do I need to re-apply?”
You should still be registered with the University Health Service unless you have registered with another practice during the summer break. If you are unsure, please contact us on 0114 2222100. If your personal details have changed, i.e. you have a new address or have started a new course of study, please let us know so that we can update your records.
“I am an International Student here for one semester, can I still register?”
If you are studying at the University and here for six months or less, we would not ordinarily register you for full NHS services. However, students from the EU or a country with a reciprocal agreement with the UK, you may be seen as an immediately necessary or emergency patient. To check whether you are eligible, you can read the section on our website for International Students (www.shef.ac.uk/health/information/internationalstudents.html) or view the screencast mentioned above.