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The Student Medical Centre offers a variety of services that can help you with health related issues, including;

  • General medical care
  • Family planning (including routine and emergency contraception)
  • Sport medicals
  • Travel advice
  • Immunisations - inc. meningitis
  • Treatment of sports injuries
  • Asthma clinic
  • Cervical smears within the national programme
  • Removal of sutures
  • First aid/dressings
  • BUNAC medicals
  • Diabetic checks.

The following services are offered by the Talbot Medical Centre:

  • Yellow fever vaccinations
  • Minor surgery
  • COPD clinic
  • Phlebotomy.


If you have an ongoing problem, it is advisable to book to see the same doctor for review (unless there is an emergency). In this way, you can work as a team with the doctor and formulate a plan for your management. The reception staff will not automatically know whom you saw, so we rely on your help with the continuity of your care. 

Full details of all the services provided at Talbot Medical Centre are available in the Practice leaflet. Copies of this are available from the reception desks at TMC or Bournemouth University Student Medical Centre.

Contraceptive advice and sexual health

All staff are Family Planning trained and can offer a range of contraceptive services and advice. Please try and plan your contraception, but in case of emergency, we can prescribe the “Morning After” Pill, which needs to be taken within 72 hours of sexual intercourse. Please contact the Surgery at the next available opening time for an emergency appointment with the nurse. 

Please make an appointment with the doctor to initiate contraception for the first time. Following this, if there are no problems, please make an appointment with the nurse for further checks. Please inform the receptionist of the Pill you are taking and we will be able to have your prescription waiting for you.

Sign up for our Patient Group

We would like to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive our surgery and staff.

To help us with this, we have set up a virtual patient representation group so that you can have your say. We will ask the members of this representative group to assist us with a questionnaire from time to time, such as what you think about our opening times or the quality of the care or service you received. We will contact you occasionally via email and keep our surveys succinct so it shouldn't take too much of your time. We aim to gather around as broad a spectrum as possible to get a truly representative sample. Find out more about the Patient Group and how to sign up.

We will be in touch in due course. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.