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Sept-17: 203 people failed to attend their GP/nurse appointment!  This is equal to 34 hours of wasted appointments!  With increased demand for GP and nursing services and very little extra funding to facilitate this rise, reducing the DNA (did not attend) rate could make a significant difference to appointment availability.  PLEASE...if you cannot make your appointment, let us know ASAP so we can offer it to someone else.

Hepatitis B vaccine shortage There is currently a Global shortage of both Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines which is expected to last until early 2018. Because of this, in line with the recommendations from Public Health England, we are currently unable to offer these vaccines.

Meningitis ACWY

Meningitis ACWY Vaccine

Meningococcal disease is a rare but life threatening infectious disease caused by a bacteria - Neisseria meningitidis. 

It is recommended that all first time university entrants up to 25 years old should have the Meningitis ACWY vaccination BEFORE or soon after they start university.

DOWNLOAD: Meningitis ACWY patient leaflet

For further details, read the NHS information on Meningitis ACWY vaccination www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx

International students should also consult their doctor to try to be immunised at least 3 weeks before their arrival in the UK.  The University Medical Service will immunise anyone aged 24 or under who has not been immunised before arrival.

Meningococcal Disease (Meningitis)

Meningitis and septicaemia can kill in hours - know the symptoms;

www.meningitis.org/symptoms written and audio information in 22 languages about how to recognise the symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia.

www.meningitisnow.org/meningitis-explained/signs-and-symptoms/ 

Students; always tell a housemate or resident tutor if you are not feeling well.  They can then check up on you and take action as needed. 



 
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