Medical Centre

Report
The Medical Centre
Aims:
Raise awareness of available medical
services
This presentation will also be available
on-line
(www.uclan.ac.uk/international)
Health Services in the United Kingdom
• Health services in the United
Kingdom may be different
from those you have at
home.
• The National Health Service
provides free medical care if
you are resident in the UK
(for over 6 months)
• You may need to pay for
medicine/prescription
• To apply for help with
prescription costs complete
a HC1 form (available at the
medical centre and in The ‘i’)
How to access Healthcare
• To be able to access NHS treatment you MUST be registered with a
doctor
• You can register at any GP surgery, but there is a medical centre on
campus
• If you do not register at the sessions during Orientation, you can call
into the medical centre and complete the forms there
Change of Address
• If you move to a new
address it is ESSENTIAL
that you inform the Medical
Centre
• If you do not your NHS
registration may be
cancelled and you will not
have a doctor!
What to do if you are feeling unwell
• Many minor illnesses can be
self managed, with advice from
a pharmacy. You do not
always need to see a doctor
Some examples include:
• Cold sores
• Constipation
• Coughs & colds
• Cystitits
• Diarrhoea
• Earache
• Hayfever
What to do if you are feeling unwell
Headache
Headlice
Indigestion
Mouth ulcers
Rashes
Sore throats
Threadworm
Vaginal thrush
Verrucas
What to do if you are feeling unwell
• Access www.uclan.ac.uk and
visit the Medical Centre web
pages(in the A-Z list) for
advice on minor illness
• Or you can visit your local
pharmacist
• Or contact NHS direct (a
health advisory service) on
0845 4647 or visit
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
What to do if you are feeling unwell!
• If your problem cannot be
self-managed, you can
contact the Medical Centre
for advice
• We are located off Kirkham
Street, near the Media
Factory
• Open Monday-Friday
8.15am-5.30pm
• Telephone: 01772 892598
Services at the Medical Centre
DOCTORS
ADVANCED NURSE
PRACTITIONERS
PRACTICE NURSE
SEXUAL HEALTH
ADVICE/
SCREENING
CONTRACEPTION
CLINICS
TRAVEL HEALTH
CLINIC
If you need to see a doctor
• If your problem requires you
to see the Doctor ring ideally
before 9am for an
appointment.
• You will usually get an
appointment for the same
day
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
The nurse practitioners can
assess and treat most minor
illnesses
They can prescribe medicines
They are usually your first point of
contact
Advanced nurse practitioners
How do I access the service?
 Telephone the surgery. You will be offered an approximate time
to call in
Or
you can “Drop in”
The nurse practitioners run drop-in sessions so advance
appointments are not required.
Practice Nurse
• The practice nurse offers
advice on minor illness, wound
care, pregnancy testing, travel
advice, ear care and can take
blood samples
• Blood clinics are run Mon, Tues
& Fri 8.30-11am
• The Travel Clinic is available by
appointment only
• Ring for times for all other
services
Contraception & Sexual Health
• Contraception: A safe &
effective way of preventing
unwanted pregnancy and
infection
• Freely available from
Medical centre
• Emergency contraception
(morning after pill) also
available
• Clinics held daily
• Advice/ treatment for
unplanned pregnancy also
available
Sexually Transmitted Infections
• Sexually transmitted
infections are on the
increase
• They can be prevented by
using a condom
• The medical centre offers
advice on all STIs and also a
confidential testing service,
by appointment only.
Contraception and Sexual health
• Condoms are provided free
from the Medical Centre
• Self-Testing kits for
chlamydia are also available
from the medical centre
Out of Hours Health Care
• If URGENT medical care is
needed outside of surgery
hours the Primary Care
Centre at the Royal
Preston Hospital provides
cover.
• Please only use this service
in an emergency if you
cannot wait until the medical
centre is open
• Visits to Primary Care are
strictly by appointment only
and patients will be
expected to make their own
way to the Centre.
Out of Hours Health Care
Opening Hours
Monday – Friday
6.00pm – 8.00am
Weekends and Bank
Holidays 24 hours
Tel: 01772 788058
Remember you MUST
ring for an appointment
first
Dental Care
 Access to an NHS Dental service
is available
 You can pick up a form from the
medical centre or register on line
at
www.centrallancashire.nhs.uk/de
ntal
How to keep healthy
• It is not unusual to feel
homesick and stressed due
to a new environment and
different culture
•
You may experience LOW
MOODS, ANXIETY OR
ISOLATION.
Counselling services
A confidential counselling
service is available to
students.
This is based in Foster building
room FB119
TELEPHONE
01772 892572
for an appointment
How to keep healthy
It is fine to enjoy alcohol, but
you need to ensure that you
look after your health and
well-being.
• Know your limits
Alcohol
• To find out how to safely
enjoy alcohol
visit:
www.drinkaware.co.uk
Smoking
• Smoking increases your risk
of :
Developing illness
Disability
Death
It can also cause:
CANCER
HEART DISEASE
LUNG DISEASE
Smoking
• There is support to help you give up smoking.
Please visit: www.nhs.uk/gosmokefree
OR
Telephone
0800 022 4 332
OR
Contact The Medical Centre for further advice
Recreational Drugs
• These include: Cannabis,
Heroin, Cocaine, LSD,
Ecstasy, GHB
• These drugs are illegal and if
you receive a caution from
the police you will have a
criminal record!
• Taking/mixing drugs with
alcohol is risky and the
affects can be unpredictable!
Recreational Drug Use
• Drug use can affect your mental
and physical well-being
For further information see
www.talktofrank.com
Vaccine Preventable Disease
Measles/Mumps/Rubella
• There has been a recent
outbreak of mumps on
campus
• Please ensure that you are
up to date with your MMR
vaccination
Meningitis C
• Can be a fatal illness
• Good protection given from
vaccination
• Ensure you have had a Men
C vaccination

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