Phlo for freshers: a student guide

September 21, 2022
5 minute read

If you’re getting ready for freshers’ week, or you know a young person who is, then there’s lots to get your head around. Who’ll be your new flatmates, making new friends, and hoping your course will be fun are all up there. But, have you thought about taking care of your health & wellness as you head off into an exciting new life chapter?

Life admin can be pretty boring in comparison to all the fun things about moving away from home for the first time, but with minimal effort, you can make sure any current or future prescriptions are taken care of. In a few minutes you can register with Phlo Digital Pharmacy and be assured we’ll be on-hand to get your medication to you with no fuss.

Did you know?
  • Phlo securely couriers your medication to you preferred address across the UK (we’ll even deliver to your halls of residence), with free delivery options
  • Our easy-to-use app lets you manage, order and track your prescriptions
  • You can keep your own GP and use Phlo (so long as you’re registered with a GP in England)
  • You can talk to our pharmacists and patient care team about any concerns or queries

We work with the NHS in the same way as your local pharmacy, so choosing Phlo means supporting our NHS, but in a way that fits your changing lifestyle.

It’s easy to switch to Phlo

Switching to Phlo is a super easy three-step process that takes just a few minutes.

  • Set up your Phlo profile: Set up your secure Phlo profile with your name, date of birth and contact details.
  • Find your GP: ‍Search for your GP so that our online pharmacy can match your records and receive your prescriptions through the NHS Electronic Prescription Service.
  • Nomination: Once we have confirmed your GP uses the NHS Electronic Prescription Service you can nominate Phlo Digital Pharmacy to receive your prescriptions.

Our top tips for new students

It’s essential to take time out to look after your physical and mental health as a fresher. Pushing yourself too much can make university life memorable for all the wrong reasons.

  1. Check your vaccinations ahead of the first semester. Have you had your MenACWY vaccine, which protects against 4 different causes of meningitis and septicaemia?
  1. Have you considered any repeat medications and health conditions you have, and how you’re going to manage them when you’re living away from home? Speak to your parents, guardian, or local health professional about your plans.
  1. Make a plan for your nutrition – what healthy meals and foods can you prepare? A core list of weekly shopping items works for some people, or if it’s easier, there are plenty of meal prep and meal delivery services that do the legwork for you.
  1. If you’re already active, then look to replicate your favourite sport or workout routine into your university life. Check out the gym, sports clubs and other classes, like yoga or meditation.
  1. Make a note of the student welfare services on offer and find out more about the help and advice they can offer you. Handily, they’ll likely be based in the student union so you can meet friends and meet your welfare needs in one visit!

Handy resources

National Union of Students

Save the Student

Getting medical care as a student – an NHS guide  

Download the Phlo app

If you or someone you know is moving away to start college or university and needs guidance on managing their healthcare or medication, get in touch with our friendly pharmacy team who can help.

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