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Sept-17: 203 people failed to attend their GP/nurse appointment!  This is equal to 34 hours of wasted appointments!  With increased demand for GP and nursing services and very little extra funding to facilitate this rise, reducing the DNA (did not attend) rate could make a significant difference to appointment availability.  PLEASE...if you cannot make your appointment, let us know ASAP so we can offer it to someone else.

Hepatitis B vaccine shortage There is currently a Global shortage of both Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines which is expected to last until early 2018. Because of this, in line with the recommendations from Public Health England, we are currently unable to offer these vaccines.


Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection spread through inhaling tiny droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person. It is a serious condition but can be cured with proper treatment. It is possible that during your training, you may be in contact with patients suffering from TB. The risk of contracting the disease is low unless you are in prolonged (more than 8 hours) contact or if you are immunocompromised. In a few specific situations, where transmission of the disease is more likely, you may be required to wear a facemask, but this is not generally necessary.

Symptoms suspicious of TB include;

  • Persistent cough for over 3 weeks
  • Coughing up blood
  • Tiredness lasting more than 3 weeks
  • Loss of appetite for more than 3 weeks
  • Unexplained Weight loss of more than 3kgs
  • Night sweats
  • Recurrent fever
  • Recurrent unexpected shortness of breath

If you develop any of these symptoms, which cannot be explained, please discuss with Occupational Health and your GP at the earliest opportunity and especially before going on placements. 

Experiencing any of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have TB, however you have a professional responsibility to report them to OH and have them further investigated by your GP.


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