Welfare and Support

Student Health Advisor / College Nurse

Homerton has a part time Student Health Advisor / College Nurse, Sandy Chambers. Sandy has extensive experience working in primary care as a Nurse Practitioner and emergency out of hours medical care settings as well as with students. She is a Registered Nurse with a BSc degree in Health Studies. She is also a First Aider. Sandy offers a confidential service (details of which are available in the Health Centre).

Sandy 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. She can supply a range of over the counter medicines. Sandy also organises visits from Pets As Therapy (PATS) and works closely with HUS to assist with student health and welfare needs during the year.

Appointments are available to book with Sandy by following this link https://www.rushcliff.com/ob/homertonhealthcentre.

This is the preferred method of seeing the student health advisor. Alternatively you can drop in but this is a sit and wait service.

You can also contact Sandy on sc606@homerton.cam.ac.uk but health advice via email will be limited. If you would like to contact Sandy by phone then you can call on 01223 747248

Student Health Advisor record keeping

The records of the Student Health Advisor consultations are stored electronically. The software and database in use is housed in an external secure data centre owned and used exclusively by the providing company offering health industry standard data security. Further details can be found at


As a Registered Nurse all consultation records are kept for a minimum of 8 years after a student has left college, this is in line with the current Royal College of Nursing recommendations which can be viewed at https://www.rcn.org.uk/get-help/rcn-advice/record-keeping#Retention and destruction.