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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/


Are You A Carer?

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If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you!

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.


Carers Champion

At the Health Centre our Carers Champion is Rita Taylor. We have a dedicated Carer's board displayed in the practice with various details of help and support that is available. 


Can Carers Count Help You?

Carers Count is a new service for any adult in Kirklees who gives, or has given, time and energy, without being paid, to look after an adult family member or friend who can not manage on their own. 

At Carers Count we recognise that being a carer can impact on your day to day life significantly, including, emotionally (it can be both rewarding and isolating), financially (you may be unable to work)and physically (your own health can suffer as a result).

Carers Count has been set up to promote the wellbeing of carers so they can continue in their caring role and have a life of their own by;

  • Providing quality advice and information
  • Running groups, activities and sessions.
  • Providing support and helping carers to support each other.
  • Helping carers have a voice and be heard through the advocacy service and the Carers Network.
  • Providing training
  • Helping to raise awareness of carers rights and issues to the wider public.

Any carer contacting and using the service can expect;

  • To be listened to and taken seriously
  • To be treated with respect.
  • To be supported in a way that meets their individual needs

If you are or have been a carer and would like to gain support from our service or advice and information please get in touch.  This website offers links on current information which may affect you as a carer and information on events and services that Carers Count provides. We also have a facebook page which we would love for you to 'like' to gain access to the current updates at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carers-Count/274535789350172 

Please click here for the latest newsletter.


The Herbert Protocol - Safe & Found

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme being introduced by West Yorkshire Police and other agencies which encourages carers to compile useful information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.

Carers, family members and friends can complete in advance, a form recording all vital details, such as medication required, mobile numbers, places previously located, a photograph etc.  In the event of your family member or friend going missing, the form can be easily sent or handed to the police to reduce the time taken in gathering this information.

The Herbert Protocol initiative is named after George Herbert, a War veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.

For more information please visit : http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/dementia/herbert-protocol


The University Health Centre is now apart of the Kirklees Safe Place Scheme!

What is the Kirklees Safe Places scheme?

The Safe Places scheme is to help vulnerable people when they go out. Sometimes when we go out things can happen and you need help but there is no one around to ask. You might have lost your bus pass or someone has been unkind and you feel upset and afraid. A Safe Place is somewhere you can go to for help if this ever happens to you.

For more information please visit : https://mencapinkirklees.wordpress.com/learning-disability-services-kirklees/safe-places/

Please click here for the latest newsletter.


The University Health Centre is ...

dementia

What is Dementia? 

Dementia is a brain disease which often starts with memory problems and goes on to affect other parts of the brain.It mainly affects people over 65 and the likelihood increases with age but it can affect younger people too.Being diagnosed with dementia can be an anxious time for both you and for your friends, family or carer.

It is very important that you know how much support and expertise is available and how to get help.

Dementia Action Alliance

We are signed up to Dementia Action Alliance which brings together organisations across England committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers follow us at: http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/members_and_action_plans/4287-university_health_centre


Wellbeing For Men In Kirklees

Please see the leaflet below for a range of innovative community based peer support, friendship groups and physical opportunities for men in Kirklees. 

Wellbeing for Men in Kirklees Leaflet



 
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