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Welcome to all students at York St. John University!

Please do not forget to register at the Student Health Centre NOW IN QUAD EAST for all of your medical needs and advice. The services we provide are tailored specifically to students.

Four New and Returning Students

Things will be a bit different this year at the surgery. You will not be able to enter the surgery without a pre-booked appointment which will only be on a Tuesday and a Thursday.
If you have any queries please contact the surgery on 01904 439101 and the reception team will assist.
If you need to order a prescription you can do so via the online services.

Covid-19(Corona-virus) Update

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) The NHS in York and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases.

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The latest information on symptoms of coronavirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronaviruscovid-19/

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

• you think you might have coronavirus;

• in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus;

• you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone. 

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact.

A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation.

Any equipment that comes into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others.

Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

New Location

We are looking forward to welcoming all our new Fresher  for Welcome Weekend 14th & 15th September. We have been very busy over the summer and have moved into a new building on campus.
🏥We are now in Quad East.
📅We will be open for registrations ONLY next week 16th September
📅Clinics will restart on 23rd September and phones will be live.

Register Online

Students can now register online for the student health centre using our new service from campus doctor. It's a quick and easy way for new and returning students to register with the surgery. We do suggest you don't register using this system until 7th,8th and 9th of September as you will be removed from your current surgery.

https://www.campusdoctor.org.uk/york/reg.html

NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER

The surgery has a new telephone number 01904 439101

MSK Physio Referral

There is a new comprehensive website for self-help for MSK problems. There is lots of advice on the page relating to MSK issues and you can now self-refer for the physio service too. Just follow the link here.

Don't leave it until the last minute if you need a repeat prescription!

We need time to be able to issue a repeat prescription, as they need to be signed by a doctor and in some cases, they will need to be reviewed. If you are on regular medication, it is your responsibility to make sure that you do not run out of your mediation. Request your repeat prescription in plenty of time (a couple of weeks before you run out), or if you need a review (such as those on the pill) make sure you book an appointment in good time. It can take up to a week to get an appointment when we are busy, so think ahead!

Do you suffer from a long-term condition?

If you suffer from a long-term condition and are on regular medication, it is important that you register with us straight away and make an appointment with the nurse. This is so that we can regularly review your condition and medication. We also have a Long Term Conditions page which provides lots of useful information.

Health News from the BBC and the NHS

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