Downing's College Nurse, Sally Maccallum, who is a qualified Registered Nurse and has many years of experience in student health matters.

The Nurse's Clinic is located in room 5 on O staircase in the main court. Health-related information is available for students, both inside and outside the Nurse's Clinic.

Consultations are available without an appointment during clinic or alternatively students may contact Sally to arrange an appointment outside of normal clinic hours.

Sally is available to provide assessment and treatment of minor illness and injury and emotional support to both graduates and undergraduates throughout the year.  She is able to help students with a wide range of medical and psychological difficulties. As well as providing nursing care and carrying out dressings during clinic, she is happy to visit students in their rooms where appropriate.

Other provisions include:

  • removal of sutures
  • health information
  • relaxation
  • avoiding stress
  • signposting to others.


No appointments necessary.

College Nurse clinic times during NPR Day Time
  Monday 1.00pm - 3.00pm
  Tuesday 1.00pm - 3.00pm
  Wednesday 1.00pm - 3.00pm
  Thursday 11.00am - 1.00pm
  Friday 1.00pm - 3.00pm


College Nurse clinic times outside of NPR Day Time
  Monday to Friday 12.30pm - 1.30pm


Any changes to these times are advised by email.  Sally can be contacted via 01223 334817 or by email.

College Physiotherapy Clinic: Room 05

Sally refers students to the College Physiotherapist if appropriate and depending on need.

Physiotherapy appointments are held in College most weeks during Term: dates and times are posted in the e-newsletter and on notices around College. Appointments are 40 minutes long and free of charge, although there is a £40 charge for missed appointments.


Students who have had a serious allergic reaction or who have food allergies are asked to provide written information about their allergies on their Health Questionnaire.  In some cases, it will be necessary for the College Nurse to discuss allergies with the student before their arrival in the College, or within the first 48 hours of their arrival.

First aid

An accident form must be completed for any injury requiring first aid which is sustained on College property. Forms are available from the Porters’ Lodge.

A first aid box is held in the Porters’ Lodge and all Porters are trained first aiders. Telephone: 01223 334800.