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REGISTER WITH THE PRACTICE?

We welcome new patients who have moved into our practice area (Click here for Practice Area Map). Patients will normally be placed on the list of a doctor who has a vacancy; however, this is simply for administrative purposes and you may see whichever doctor you wish. For example you may see a female doctor if you have a preference despite being on the list of a male doctor.

Please ask our receptionists about registration. You will need to complete our registration health questionnaire and arrange for a blood pressure check and urine test.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEW STUDENTS UNDER 25 YEARS

Due to an increase in cases of meningitis type W, new first year students (aged under 25) are now recommended to have the Meningitis ACWY vaccine. This is different from the previous meningitis C vaccine. Please make an appointment with your local doctor/general practice to have this vaccine before coming to the University. The ACWY vaccine has not been part of the routine immunisation schedule before, although some people will have had it for travel purposes. If you have had ACWY vaccine in the last five years, you do not need another dose.

The Health Protection Agency recommends that young adults are protected against mumps by receiving two doses of MMR vaccine, which gives 90% protection. If you have not had both the normal doses of MMR vaccine, it is strongly recommended that you are immunised before coming to the University, as there have been clusters of cases of mumps and measles at various universities. MMR can be given at the same time as the Meningitis ACWY vaccine. It is better to be immunised before arrival (because of the risk of transmission during events at the start of term).

 

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CHANGE MY DETAILS?

Our computer is linked to NHS Gloucestershire for speed and accuracy of patient information. Please can you help us to keep our records up to date by telling us when your name, address or telephone number changes.