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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*

Self Help And Minor Illness

coldWe are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.

Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.

Common ailments that can be self managed :

Back pain

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Cold sores

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Common Cold

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Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

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Head lice

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Heartburn & Indigestion

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Insect bites

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Nasal congestion

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Nappy rash

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Sore throat

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Sprains and strains

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Warts and Verrucas

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Children's Advice Booklet

My child has diarrhoea (runny poo) and vomiting (being sick) (D&V) 
Parent/carer Advice Sheet

 D&V is very common and usually settles within 5-7 days.  It is usually caused by “bugs” in the stomach which can be easily passed on to other members in the family.  D&V is a common side effect of many medicines, especially antibiotics.

What can I do if my child has diarrhoea?

· Make sure you give them plenty to drink.

· Keep giving them drinks in frequent small amounts even if they are vomiting.  If they continue to vomit all drinks given straight away or after a few minutes they can get dehydrated and should be seen by a doctor.

· It is good to give your child a few sips frequently rather than a full drink all at once.

· Give paracetamol (calpol) if your child has a high temperature or has tummy ache

· If your baby has D&V you can continue breast or bottle feeding as normal.  Offer your baby additional sterile water between feeds.

· If your child is hungry and wants to eat that’s fine.

· You can introduce their normal solid food as soon as they want to eat.

· Wash your hands thoroughly especially after going to the toilet, changing nappies or before handling food and encourage your child to do the same.

· Please see your pharmacist (chemist) if you need further advice about fluids.

When should I take my child to see a doctor?

· If they are vomiting all drinks straight back up and you have already tried giving smaller amounts more frequently for several hours without success.

· If you have recently been abroad (Especially to places like South America, Africa and Asia).

· If the diarrhoea lasts more than 7 days.

· If vomiting lasts more than 2 days.

You should see your doctor if you see the following signs:

· More sleepy than normal or floppy.

· Dry lips (and sometimes tongue as well).

· No wet nappies or passing of urine for over 6 hours.

Children's Advice Booklet

Please find below The University Health Centre's information booklet which explains the causes, symptoms and treatments of common illnesses and where to get help.

Children's Advice Booklet

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