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Health and Safety

Healthcare for Archwood House

By UALHalls 13 May 2021

It is extremely important for you to register with a local doctor (GP), as soon as you arrive. Do not wait until you are unwell as it may not be possible to be seen immediately if you are not registered. The nearest doctor’s surgery is at the address below, and sign-up forms are available at the reception:

  • Queens Road Surgery, 136 Meeting House Lane, SE15 2UA
  • T: +44 (0)20 7639 1133
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For minor ailments, always try a pharmacy before visiting the doctor. Describe your symptoms to the qualified pharmacist and he/she will either sell you the necessary medication or advise you to see a doctor. The nearest pharmacy is:

  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 147-149 Peckham Hill St, London SE15 5JZ
  • T: +44 (0)20 7639 2807
  • Map

All students are advised to have the Meningitis C vaccination. Ask the practice nurse at your surgery. For more details on Meningitis, GP registration and other health matters, please visit the health section of the Student Services website or pick up a Healthful Pack from the Students Services office at your college.

For further info about NHS services visit the NHS website. You can find information about local dentist practices, etc. at this site.


For more serious illness or in an emergency you can attend the Accident and Emergency at any hospital. This service is free of charge. The local hospital nearest to Archwood House is

Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 9RS

T: +44 (0)20 3299 9000


First Aid

We do not provide first aid products to residents. We recommend you bring your own first aid kit with you to halls.


Residents can register with a dentist upon their arrival at the hall. Dentists closest to the hall include

Peckham Dental Clinic - 71 Peckham High St, London SE15 5RY

Peckham Family Dental Care - 184 Peckham High St, London SE15 5EG

In an emergency, students should contact Kings College Hospital (see above).