“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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For emergency medical attention or to call an ambulance, please dial 999. Alternatively, attend your local accident and emergency department if you are able. The Royal Bolton Hospital has the nearest accident and emergency department to the university.
Only a suitably qualified person should give first aid treatment. If you require first aid treatment , please ask either your academic supervisor or a technician who will arrange for first aid treatment to be administered. Alternatively, ring the following emergency numbers: 666 (any internal phone) or 01204 903666 (any phone).
NHS 111 is the free number to call when you have an urgent healthcare need. It directs you to the right local service, first time.
When should you call it?
Visit the NHS 111 website for more information about this service.
Please contact your GP or visit your local NHS walk-in or urgent care centre. The NHS service search will allow you to find your nearest centre.
Alternatively, you can call NHS 111 for advice or visit the NHS Choices website.
Our Student Advisors have a list of doctors located close to the university Campus and Halls of Residence. Alternatively, you can find GP surgeries by using the online NHS service search.
International students do not need private medical insurance when studying in the UK.
If you need a visa to study in the UK, it costs just £150 per year to gain access to the NHS. You pay this fee during your visa application and it covers free medical treatment (including emergency or hospital care, should you need it) and reduced price dental care at an NHS dentist.
If you are from the European Economic Area, make sure you get a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before coming to the UK so that you can access NHS treatment. Visit the European Commission's website for more information.