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Play Safe, Stay Safe

The University Health Centre has been successful in securing some funding from The Queens Nursing Institute to help raise awareness of Men’s Sexual health. The project aims to deliver sexual health screening via drop in clinics in the Student union Advice Centre and through self-screening packs which will be available around the University of Huddersfield and The University Health Centre.

The Queens Nursing Institute is a registered charity dedicated to improving the nursing care of people in the home and community and will be supporting this year long project. 

For more information click here.


Advance Notice - Car Parking

We would like to inform you that a new Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera controlled car park management system will be in place from April 2017. 

Patients and visitors must enter their full, correct vehicle registration into the terminal at reception to be entitled to up to 1 hour free parking whilst in the Health Centre ONLY. Blue badge holders - all terms and conditions apply. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions will result in a parking charge of £70. We are unable to rescind any parking tickets issued. 

If you are going to be at the Health Centre for more than one hour please inform reception. 


Bank Holiday Closure

The Health Centre will be closed on Friday 14th April 2017 and Monday 17th April 2017. If you require urgent care that cannot wait to reopen please ring the NHS urgent care line on 111. Please be aware that this line can sometimes be very busy but your call will always be answered. The 111 line is free from landlines and mobile phones in the UK. If you feel your problem is an emergency then you may wish to call 999.

The Health Centre will reopen at 8:15am on Tuesday 18th April 2017 as normal. 


Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic (CASH)

From Monday 16th January 2017, the University Health Centre will be offering a drop in Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic (CASH) from 9:30am to 11:30am daily. ‘Pills’, ‘morning after’ pill, condoms, STI screening for both male and female patients. You do not need to book an appointment for this - just turn up! 

Please note pre-bookable CASH clinic appointments will be available daily from 8:30am to 9:30am. 

*This service is for registered patients only*

Important Vaccinations

Vaccinations – MMR And Meningitis ACWY

All young people entering University should be up to date with the following vaccinations:-

  • Meningitis ACWY – 1 injection
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) – 2 injections

These may have been given as part of your childhood immunisations or prior to leaving to come to the U.K.  It is important that you check your medical records to see if and when you have been vaccinated and have this information available prior to your health check.  If you have not been vaccinated or are not sure, then see the nurse to discuss further.

Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia (blood poisoning) are serious diseases.  Meningitis causes inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord and can be life threatening.  It can be spread by droplet infection e.g. coughs/sneezes, kissing.  You are particularly vulnerable when in large groups of people.  Most cases happen alone, but there is a small chance that further cases may occur.

Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) – Mumps is an acute viral illness that causes headaches, painful swollen glands and fever.  It is spread by coughing, sneezing and kissing.  In rare cases it can cause viral meningitis, inflammation of the ovaries, testicles and in rare cases the pancreas.

If you have not had two doses of MMR and in the last few weeks had one dose of Meningitis ACWY booster  then make an appointment with the nurse at the University Health Centre now. 

We have had outbreaks of Mumps for the past few years and the best course of protection is immunisation.



 
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