Archive for the Tag 'contraception'

Contraception! Get it sorted with Students’ Health Service…

Congratulations and welcome to Bristol, a fantastic city to study in and with endless fun to be had…Fresher’s week, parties, music venues, new friends, new surroundings and, last but not least, a new university course to get to grips with!   So before you get stuck in, get all your contraceptive needs sorted with us! […]

Love is in the air………

It’s Valentine’s Day on the 14th February and many people will be thinking about the L word. Fuzzy feelings and the glow created by cards and poetry can lead to other things, and it is very easy to get carried away and forget the C word – contraception. Or an accident may befall the wearer […]

Think about sex day; Valentine’s Day 2014!

Are you thinking about sex? Maybe. Studies tell us that on average you will do 19 times a day if you’re a man, and 10 times a day if you’re a woman! It’s normal! What sort of thoughts? The more graphic thoughts I will leave to your imagination but there are numerous reasons why people […]

The Change from Practice Nurse to Nurse Prescriber

I have worked as a Practice Nurse since 2001 and at Students’ Health Service (SHS) since 2003, completing various courses over these years – minor illness/injury, contraception, sexual health and travel health. As a result of this experience and knowledge, I felt the next step was to be able to prescribe for certain conditions that I […]

Contraception; your options!

Dear students, and in particular those new to the university and Bristol. Welcome! You have picked a great city and it’s an exciting time for you all. Parties, Fresher’s week, new friends, often your first time away from home and a new course to get stuck into. First let me introduce myself. I am Dr […]

A Very Peculiar Practice… or is it? I prefer to think of it as a unique and special GP Practice; after all I have worked at Students’ Health for 25 years!! Nursing and GP colleagues in other practices have been heard to say at every possible opportunity……. “That must be a doddle, looking after students. They are all so healthy! Nice […]


“To be great is to be misunderstood”  So wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet. He wasn’t talking about the Pill, (it was the 19 th century) but he should have been!  Contraception IS great, but it is very often misunderstood… We all have an opinion on it, but do we have all the facts?  At Students’ […]