Hunt Health Centre

Charterhouse has a highly qualified medical team offering a wide range of services. We hold a Doctor’s surgery each weekday morning with an appointment system and concurrently run a nurse-led triage clinic. The nurses have access to the Doctors at the Mill Medical Practice for emergencies that need immediate medical care. We also offer vaccination clinics, travel advice and routine vaccinations. Health education and promotion is integral to our care.

We run asthma and diabetic clinics where we encourage the pupils to understand the disease process and recognise when they may be at greater risk. We have ten beds within the unit where we can monitor pupils more closely and they may remain here for overnight stays if necessary.

The Bevan Wilson physiotherapy team offer surgeries in the Health Centre and the Queen's Sports Centre and are fully recognised by medical insurance schemes.

At all times we offer an entirely confidential service to the pupils. We encourage an open access to the pupils and we offer an extension to the day to day pastoral care within a busy school environment.

Our Team

  • Dr Ailsa Borthwick - holds surgeries Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and Thursday afternoons. 
  • Dr Helen Carr - holds a surgery on Tuesday mornings.
  • Dr Klaus Green - holds a surgery on Friday mornings                                                           Doctors from the Mill Medical Practice Rotate – a surgery on Saturday mornings.
  • Liz Carey - Sister-in-Charge
  • Dee Kinner  - Staff Nurse
  • Lucy Nicholas - Staff Nurse
  • Caroline Parkinson - Staff Nurse
  • Daisy Robson - Staff Nurse
  • Joy Scannell - Staff Nurse
  • Angie Taylor - Staff Nurse
  • Kate Taylor - Staff Nurse
  • Helen Timney-Marshall - Staff Nurse
  • Julie Edwards - Housekeeper
  • Gill Sims (Simsy) - Administrator

Bevan Wilson Physiotherapists

  • Karen Corning - Physio
  • James Avery - Physio

The Hunt Health Centre, pictured above, opened on 2nd November 2009. Named after Lord Hunt of Fawley (S.1924), it is an attractive and modern facility that will encourage our boys and girls to seek help when they need it, and provide them with the most up-to-date health care. It has three double and four single bedrooms with ensuite facilities, treatment and consulting rooms, an inner-courtyard and a reception area. The heating and domestic water system uses the latest air to water heat pump technology, reducing our CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, and uses renewable energy.

Pupil Health Update Form

At the start of every Quarter it is important for our medical team to know whether pupils have received any form of medical treatment during the holidays and whether they are taking any new medication when they return to School.

If your son or daughter has received any medical treatment or medication, please complete the online Pupil Health Update Form  or complete and return a Word or PDF version below.

Pupil Health Update Form | MS WORD (447KB) 
Pupil Health Update Form | PDF (608KB) 

If your child is unwell, please do not return him/her to School until he/she is fully recovered.  In the case of diarrhoea and/or vomiting, your child must not return to School until 48 hours after the last bout.

If for any reason you would prefer to communicate directly with the Hunt Health Centre, please call us on +44 (0)1483 291691.

Fraser Guidelines

Many of the pupils at Charterhouse are between the ages of 12 and 16 years.  It is important that we draw your attention to the ‘Fraser Guidelines’.

Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines refer to a legal case which looked specifically at whether doctors should be able to give contraceptive advice or treatment to under 16-year-olds without parental consent. But since then, they have been more widely used to help assess whether a child has the maturity to make their own decisions and to understand the implications of those decisions. Further information is available in the Factsheet below:

Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines Factsheet

If you have any other queries please do not hesitate to contact the Hunt Health Centre.

Travel

The Hunt Health Centre provides comprehensive travel advice for pupils and staff registered with the School Doctor.If you are travelling abroad and would like us to advise and help with travel vaccinations please could you download and complete the traveller questionnaire.

Please return to: Liz Carey, Sister-in-Charge, Hunt Health Centre, Charterhouse, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2BY.

Some vaccination schedules can take up to 6-12 weeks to complete. Therefore early contact with the HHC is strongly advised.

Many thanks in advance for your co-operation.

Traveller Questionnaire Form | PDF (1.5MB) 
Traveller Questionnaire | MS WORD (1.10MB)

Notices

The School has policies in place to deal with infections and seasonal viruses. Policy documents and advice are available using the links below:

MMR 2013 PDF (15KB)
Health Bulletin 1 |PDF (15KB)
Health Bulletin 2 |PDF (14KB)
Government Advice

Contact Us

For further information please contact the health team

E-mail: hunthealthcentre@charterhouse.org.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 291691