Welbeck College provides a comprehensive medical service for its students with outstanding facilities. The College Medical Centre (CMC) is staffed by Qualified Nurse Prescribers and it has in-patient facilities comprising of a male and a female ward and two single bed isolation wards alongside a number of consulting rooms.
The CMC is staffed from 7:30am to 7:00pm Monday to Saturday during term time. Outside of these hours an on call system is in place. Nurse-led Surgeries are held three times a day. Students who fall ill or sustain an injury which does not require immediate attention report to the CMC at the next available surgery, whilst those who require immediate attention will be seen as an emergency patient. If a student is taken ill during silent hours they normally report to their house parent in the first instance and then the duty nurse is contacted.
Assessment planning and implementation of treatment is carried out by our Registered Nurses (RNs) only. The nurses employed at Welbeck DSFC adhere to The Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Conduct and treat their patients in accordance with up to date practice (NICE Guidelines and Royal College of Nursing Standards).
A student who presents at the CMC with an illness or injury which falls outside of the RN’s sphere of clinical competence is to be referred to local healthcare services such as the GP, Physiotherapist or College Counsellor. Students are required to register with the local GP’s Practice and GPs visit the college twice weekly. In addition to this there is on-site provision for physiotherapy treatment should the need arise. If students are required to visit hospital outside working hours the College will provide a chaperone service.
Welbeck is assessed and monitored under Health & Safety Legislation. Boarding and pastoral care operates under National Minimum Boarding Standards and we are inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). The College will ensure that all the working areas are safe and that all activities carried out in these areas have been subjected to stringent risk assessment by qualified staff. The same will be true for any external activities.