Primary Care Team encourage student registrations at Freshers Events

02 November 2022

PCIC Clinical Board at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has been supporting new and returning university students in Cardiff to access healthcare most appropriately when in the city.

Driven by a commitment to ensure students are equipped with the knowledge of services available to them when accessing care, the Clinical Board has been working closely with all four universities to provide advice, guidance and information on the Primary Care services available in the community.

Embarking upon a year-long campaign that works to raise awareness of services within Primary Care and encouraging students to access them more appropriately, the Clinical Board has provided information to universities to share directly with their students, attended Freshers events to signpost to services and encourage GP registration, and placed advertising in Students’ Unions to encourage students to ‘Put your health First...’. The team spoke to over 1600 students during Freshers, 650 of which visited practice websites via QR codes set up specifically for the events.

Over the next few months, the Health Board is going to be continuing to generate content that helps to signpost students to services they may need, requesting support from Primary Care colleagues to participate in campaign activity.

Our current and future assets that can be used to promote health awareness and GP registrations with students are available for download here