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Medical Registration 


One of your top priorities is to register with doctors at a local medical practice so that you can access healthcare in Durham when you need it. This is especially important if you have an ongoing health condition or require repeat medication and for support with health measures related to COVID-19.

Your choice of medical practice will be determined by the area in which you live. The practice area of the Claypath and University Medical Group covers the University and the Colleges, and the majority of our students register with this practice.


Claypath Medical Centre Durham

Claypath Medical Centre

Claypath and University Medical Group, University Health Centre, Green Lane, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3JX. Tel: 0191 386 5081

Visit Claypath Medical Centre website

All new students can pre-register online with the Claypath and University Medical Group before arrival by completing the pre-registration form linked here.

Current students who are already in Durham can register online with the Claypath and University Medical Group by completing the registration form linked here

If you pre-register, then registration with the Claypath and University Medical Group will happen automatically when you are in Durham on 25 September 2023. Other registration with a UK medical practice will continue until that date. If this is your first time registering with a UK medical practice you can still pre-register.

The pre-registration form asks whether you have an NHS number or not. You will only have a number if you have previously registered with a doctor in the UK, but you can still complete this online pre-registration if you are an overseas student and don’t already have an NHS number.

Completing the pre-registration form before you arrive in Durham enables the Claypath and University Medical Group to prepare to support you and be aware of any current medical issues. 

There are other medical practices in Durham that you may want to consider. A full list with locations can be found linked here.

Registration with practices other than the Claypath and University Medical Group is not available online or before arrival in Durham.

Starting at Durham can be a busy and exciting time so, if you have a long-term medical condition and require medication, we recommend bringing sufficient medicines to last for the first couple of months of your time here.