Emergency Surgery

Emergency Nurse Surgeries run Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm

You will be seen for a same day appointment during these sessions if you have an urgent health problem, are acutely unwell, in pain or distress.

To book an appointment phone Reception on 01392 676606 and tell them the problem is urgent. To help the team allocate the most appropriate slot you may be asked to give brief details of your medical condition.

An experienced minor illness nurse will assess you and in many cases will be able to offer you treatment. If necessary they can ask a doctor to see you.

Please use this service appropriately; it is unfair if you use it to consult ahead of others, who are waiting for a booked consultation, for problems that can wait for a scheduled appointment. We reserve the right to ask you to make a booked appointment if we feel you are using the emergency surgery inappropriately.

Please be aware that at times of higher demand it may be necessary for safety reasons to limit the emergency list. We will always however see patients in a genuine emergency situation and alternative options to access health advise will be offered including information regarding the Walk-In Centres in Exeter.

Please note Do not use this emergency surgery to obtain routine mitigation letters – look at the Mitigation page of the University of Exeter website for advice or send an email to studenthealth@exeter.ac.uk