17 May 2016
Health Advice for Students
With a month to go until the end of term and the long summer break, the University’s Medical Centre has issued a helpful summer checklist for students.
The checklist calls on students to think about key medical issues including their supplies of essential medication and whether they require vaccinations for travelling abroad.
Running out of medication?
The Medical Centre receives a high number of patients requesting medication during the last week of term.
You may find that you are unable to get an appointment during this week and subsequently unable to get repeat prescription of your medication. If you think you will run out of medication during the summer holidays, book in for a review with your GP ASAP. Don’t risk waiting until the last minute!
If your prescription is on repeat and you are not due a review, you can just hand in a written request for your medication and the prescription should be ready to collect in 48hrs.
If you are travelling over the summer holidays, book into the Medical Centre’s travel clinics for advice and vaccinations to ensure a safe trip away.
Please note, to book into a clinic you must be a fully registered patient at the Medical Centre.
Have you checked your MMR status?
Public Health England and Universities UK are asking students to check that they have had two doses of the MMR vaccine in the past, following an increase in confirmed cases of measles over the past few weeks.
We are asking that all students check they have received both doses of MMR. Your parents may have this information available so please check with them first.
If you are still unsure, contact the Medical Centre and request a check of your vaccination history. Please note this may take up to 7 working days.
Are you eligible for the Men ACWY vaccine?
Students aged between 19 – 25yrs are strongly recommended to have a booster Men ACWY vaccination if you didn’t receive one in school.
If you fit in to this criteria, please contact the Medical Centre to arrange an appointment with one of our Nurses.
For further information and advice, please contact the Medical Centre directly.