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The cost for NHS services has increased as follows from the 1st April 2017:
The cost of an NHS prescription in England rises on 1 April from £8.40 to £8.60. However the cost of pre-payment cards has been frozen.
Dental charges in England are also rising. The cost of a check-up will go up by 90p to £20.60, the cost of a filling goes up by £2.40 to £56.30, and the most complex work will go up by £10 to £244.30.
Today is National Stress Awareness Day. Check out the link for some stress busting ideas:
Have you had your ACWY Meningitis Vaccination? Because MenC and MenW can spread rapidly in halls of residence, new starters at university up to age 25 are also being offered a catch-up MenACWY vaccination before they enrol on their course. Ideally first year students should arrange to get Men ACWY from their GP at least 2 weeks before they go away to study. Any first-year students not immunized before they started should get the vaccine by registering with their university health centre or other GP practice.
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All students who meet the current criteria for the new Meningitis vaccination should make sure they are vaccinated before enrolling. Check out the link:
The Health & Wellbeing Team have just been notified that there is an outbreak of Measles in London and the Southe East among 20-30 year olds.. Please check out the link for information on this illness:
This week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. More than 725,000 people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder. For more information please see:
Just before Christmas a colleague at UEL discovered his daughter had Acute Myeloid Leukemia - she needs a stem cell donor to save her life. Lara is of mixed parentage and only 3% of people on the International Register are. Please check out the link and pass the info on to as many people as you can.Register to be a donor -
As we are nearing the end of this year, the Student Health and Wellbeing Team would like to wish all students a good Christmas break and a Happy New Year. We hope it has been a rewarding, happy and healthy year for you and we would like you to return ready for another successful and enjoyable period of studies in the New Year.
The Christmas break is usually a time for coming together to celebrate with family and friends and have fun. However, it can also be a... stressful and lonely time for some. Christmas may highlight the isolation many people feel who have no family or friends around to celebrate with. We need to remember that not everybody has the same, positive associations with the Christmas period.
Our Health and Wellbeing service will be closed alongside the student Hub closure times. If you are in need of help over the holiday period then please follow the information below.
For emergencies only – 999.
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
Newham General Hospital is the nearest hospital to campus and has an A&E Department and Minor Injuries Unit which is also open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The 376 bus from the other side of Cyprus DLR takes you straight in to the A&E Department.
If you feel anxious, down or stressed, make sure you speak to a relative or friend and make an appointment with your GP. If you are feeling intensely unhappy or lonely you can contact the Samaritans at any time and everything is discussed in confidence.
Samaritans: 08457 909090 at any time
Another useful link is the Students against Depression website: http://studentsagainstdepression.org
Student Health and Wellbeing would like to remind you to look after yourselves this holiday period. For example, it might be a good time to have a health check with your GP before you return in January. This will help you get off to good start in the next semester. Also, you might want to get in touch with the Student Health and Wellbeing team early in the New Year when you are back, to help you assess your mental/emotional health, or your physical health.
We wish you all a very happy, healthy and safe Christmas and New Year!
The Student Health and Wellbeing Team
World Heart Day.
Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is the number one reason for premature death, with 17.3 million deaths a year; one of the major risk factors for CVD is stress.
How does stress affect the heart?...
Have you heard about the new Meningitis Vaccine - ACWY. Please see the attached -