College Nurse - Taryn Rothwell

The College Nurse is available to help with a wide variety of health and welfare needs, ranging from help and advice with minor illnesses and injuries to support for emotional issues. If more specialised help or treatment is required, she will help refer you or point you in the right direction whether via your GP, the University Counselling Service, or other local service. 

If you have an ongoing health condition please come and see Taryn at the earliest opportunity, to discuss your needs and the support available. It is especially important for any student who has a (potentially) serious condition such as life-threating allergy (Anaphylaxis), Asthma, Diabetes, or Epilepsy, or who has a disability to see her as soon as possible in order to provide the support you might need during your stay in Cambridge. 


Any information shared with the College Nurse is treated with strict medical confidence and will not be divulged to anyone without your consent. As with all healthcare environments, sharing information would only occur in exceptional circumstances.

If it is in the interest of the student for information to be shared with other Health Professionals or University Staff then informed consent will be gained first.

Student health records are stored and processed in accord with current health and personal data protection regulations. For further information please see

Surgery Opening Times

The Health Centre is located in Benson Court F1.

Magdalene College Health Centre opening times (term time only):

Monday: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Tuesday: 8.00am - 3:30pm
Wednesday: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 12.00am
Friday: closed

Contact Details

Telephone number: ext. 30205 (from a mobile/outside College: 01223 330205)




  • Formal Assessment and treatment of any illness or mental health concern

  • Medical letters (e.g for exam allowances)

  • Emergency Support

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 Accessing Sexual Health Supplies

Both the JCR Welfare Officers have sexual health supplies, just drop us an email at, message us on Facebook or  ask us if you see us around college. There is also an anonymous request form, which can be accessed under the welfare section of this website.






Useful Links

Integrated contraception and sexual health services for Cambridgeshire, with information and support services relating to contraception, STI screening and HIV testing/support.

Information, advice and counselling on HIV and AIDS, safer sex and HIV test, plus a range of other services.