Health Centre Closures
The health centre will be CLOSED on Monday 31st August 2015 due to the bank holiday. Please make sure you order your repeat medication in advance. If you require medical assistance or advice please call the NHS service on 111. All calls are free to this number. The health centre will re-open on Tuesday 1st September 2015 at 8:15am as normal.
There is a new MenACWY vaccine programme for all 17 and 18 year olds born between 01 September 1996 and 31 August 1997. This vaccine protects against meningitis (inflammation of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y.
It is very important that you take up the vaccine. It is being offered in response to a rapidly growing increase in cases of a highly aggressive strain of meningococcal disease group W. This disease can cause meningitis an septicemia that can kill in hours and those who can recover may be left severely disabled. The vaccine protects against three other meningococcal groups too - A, C and Y.
As the vaccine will also boost your protection against MenC, it replaces the “Freshers” MenC programme which has been in place for the past year. Therefore, this vaccine is also offered to older first-time university entrants (up to 25 years).
Please note you are able to have this vaccine once you have completed the registration process. Please call the health centre on 01484 430386 to book an appointment now!
Dr Littlewood's Working Hours
Please note that Dr Littlewood will be retiring on Wednesday 30th September 2015 but due to annual leave entitlement etc. he will not be working routine clinics with us from after the 30th July 2015. This has not altered the amount of GP appointments that are available, as these hours have been filled by our other GP's. You can see any doctor as they ALL have access to your medical records, but if you wish to see a particular doctor you may have to wait a few weeks for their next pre-bookable appointment.
Please remember to let us know if you change either your address or phone number - the University do not automatically pass this information on to us. Thank you for your help.