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HEPATITIS VACCINE SHORTAGES - 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.

Jul-17: 194 people failed to attend their GP/nurse appointment!  This is equal to 32.5 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.

! Tuberculosis (TB) Screening & High Risk TB Countries

test_results8It is a University regulation, that any student who has come from a country listed below, and is are studying at the University for a period of more than 1 month, is required to attend the University Medical Centre to be screened for Tuberculosis (TB).  

DOWNLOAD: Patient leaflet: About Tuberculosis

Those here for less than 1 month, should read: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Tuberculosis

This TB screening is also applicable to any student (irrespective of nationality) who has been travelling or living abroad in any one of the countries listed below for a period of 6 months or more, within the last year.  

! Failure to comply with the TB screening requirement is a breach of University regulations and may lead to suspension from the University and exclusion from campus.

Please check the list below and if your country is listed, please make an appointment with the medical centre as soon as possible.

High Risk Tuberculosis Countries

AfghanistanEl SalvadorMalaysiaSao Tome & Principe
Algeria Equatorial GuineaMaldivesSenegal
AngolaEritreaMaliSierra Leone
ArmeniaEthiopiaMarshall IslandsSingapore
AzerbaijanFijiMauritaniaSolomon Islands
BangladeshGabonMicronesia (FS)Somalia
BelarusGambiaMoldova (Republic)South Africa
BeninGeorgiaMongoliaSouth Korea
BhutanGhanaMoroccoSouth Sudan
BoliviaGuineaMozambiqueSri Lanka
BotswanaGuinea-BissauMyanmarSudan
BrazilGuyanaNamibiaSwaziland
Brunei-DarussalamHaitiNauruTanzania
Burkina FasoHondurasNepalThailand
BurundiHong KongNicaraguaTimor-Leste
CambodiaIndiaNigerTogo
CameroonIndonesiaNigeriaTurkmenistan
Cape VerdeIraqNorth KoreaTuvalu
Central African RepublicKazakhstanPakistanUganda
ChadKiribatiPalauUkraine
ChinaKyrgyzstanPanamaUzbekistan
ComorosLao (PDR)Papua New GuineaVanuatu
CongoLatviaParaguayVietnam
Congo (DR)LesothoPeruYemen
Cote D'ivoireLiberiaPhillipinesZambia
DjiboutiLithuaniaRomaniaZimbabwe
Dominican RepublicMadagascarRussian Federation
EcuadorMalawiRwanda
*List updated July2017

At the start of the academic year in September, TB screening is done at special times - information about this will be uploaded to our website in summer.  During the rest of the year, please contact reception on 251600.

If you have a UK Foreign Commonwealth Office (UK FCO) Visa Tuberculosis Screening Certificate, you must bring this with you to medical registration.

Accompanying family members who are here for more than 1 month, also have to be screened for TB at the medical centre.

TB screening is free.

Any further screening or referrals for chest x-rays and necessary further treatment will be carried out under the National Health Service with no charge.  This applies to both students and their families.

 
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