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Welcome to The Health Centre

 

THE HEALTH CENTRE IS OPEN

For those still living in the UK we are conducting remote/telephone consultations including sending electronic prescriptions to any UK pharmacy.  If we decide that you need to be seen face to face, we will invite you to the surgery, or advise on what to do if you are no longer living near the surgery. Please do not come to the surgery.

When we call you, the surgery number will not be displayed on your phone, it will show as Private Number.  You will not be given a set time when you book a telephone consultation, it will be either AM or PM. To avoid missing the call please keep your phone with you at all times. If you do miss the call you will need to call the surgery back.

For up to date advice on corona virus please visit NHS.UK/coronavirus​

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Welcome to the The Health Centre website, where you can access the wide range of health services available at our surgery.

We are a University practice situated in the heart of the campus serving the Students who live on campus or within the catchment area and Staff (including their family) who live on campus. Please see full details of eligibility on the New Patient Registration page within the Do It Online tab.

When registered you will allocated to one of the two practices based at the Health Centre otherwise known as the Blue Practice or Pink Practice.

It is helpful to remember which Practice you are registered with.

 

  

Think you need medical help right now?
      NHS 111 is now available online
NHS 111 online uses the same clinical algorithms as the 111 phone service, 
taking you through questions about your symptoms to receive tailored advice 
on what to do next and where to go.
 
You can access NHS 111 online on a smartphone, tablet or computer – 24 hours 
a day, 7 days a week - and if needed you will be connected to a nurse, emergency
dentist or GP. This is another way to access NHS 111, it provides you with another 
convenient way to get the right help or advice when you need it.  Whether over the
phone or online, NHS 111 will ensure that you get the right care, from the right
 person, as quickly as possible.

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MEN ACWY - ELIGIBILITY

Fresher students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent Meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly.

The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different strains of the meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia): A, C, W and Y.

Anyone born after 1st September 1996 and under 25 who have never received a MEN ACWY vaccine or not had one after their 10th birthday.

Any student irrelevant of year of study, who have never had a Men C vaccine are eligible up to the age of 25.

HAVE YOU HAD 2 MMR VACCINES?

MMR Vaccine will protect you against three infectious diseases: Measles, Mumps and Rubella

Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed three recent outbreaks in Leeds, Liverpool and now also in Birmingham.

There are currently large measles outbreaks across Europe, with Romania, Italy and Greece being the worst affected countries, and there is a continued risk of imported cases.

Measles is one of the most highly infectious communicable diseases. Spending 15 minutes or more in direct contact with someone infected with measles can be significant and long enough to contract this illness.

Please ensure that you have had 2 doses of the MMR vaccine. Most people will have been vaccinated in early childhood and the vaccines last for life.

If you have only received one dose or never been vaccinated you can book an appointment with one of the practice nurses at the Health Centre. This vaccine is free with the NHS.

 


We hope you find the website useful and informative. 

Updated Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • if you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started.
  • this action will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious
  • plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home
  • ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
  • stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible
  • sleep alone, if that is possible
  • wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water
  • stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible
  • you do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111.

For a medical emergency dial 999

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

ONLY CALL 111 IF YOU CANNOT FIRST GET HELP ONLINE

Do NOT attend the GP practice or A&E department at Hospital