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The Flu Vaccine Is Now In Stock!

If you are aged 65 or over, a carer, pregnant, have a long-term health condition or are aged 2 and 3 years old on 31/08/2017 then you are eligible for the flu vaccine. Drop in flu clinic will be held on Thursday 23rd November at 3:30pm - 8:00pm (adults and children can attend). Appointments are available please speak to reception. If you do not wish to have the vaccine please inform us so we can update our records accordingly. Thank you.


Extended Access to GP services-Kirklees Survey 

NHS Greater Huddersfield and NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) want to improve the healthcare available to people living in the Kirklees area. They have been given extra funding to improve access to GP services by ensuring that more appointments are available during the early morning, evening and at weekends. This may not be in your local surgery, but would be offered at another location. To help them develop their plans for increasing the number of appointments, they'd like to hear your views. Please take a few minutes to complete a short questionnaire by clicking here

Your feedback will be used by each CCG to help develop services within their own area to meet the needs of the local population. If you would like more information visit www.greaterhuddersfieldccg.nhs.uk or www.northkirkleesccg.nhs.uk


Have You Had Your Meningitis ACWY Vaccine Before Coming To University?

YES - If the answer is YES brilliant, the vaccine will protect you against some of the most common causes of bacterial meningitis in the UK. (You still need to register with us as you never know when you might need us). 

NO - If the answer is NO, you need to get it NOW! Please come to the health centre to register and if you are under the age of 25 ask for your Meningitis ACWY vaccine. 

Make sure you know the signs and symptoms of Meningitis and Septicaemia as vaccines don't protect you against all types! For more information visit: https://www.meningitisnow.org/


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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Conjunctivitis

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Constipation

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Cough

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Diarrhoea

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Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

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Earache

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Haemorrhoids

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Hayfever

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Head lice

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Headache

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Heartburn & Indigestion

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Influenza

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Insect bites

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Migraine

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Nasal congestion

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Nappy rash

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Sore throat

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Sinusitis

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Sprains and strains

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Thrush

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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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