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We strongly recommend that you register with a local GP Practice. You are probably thinking that you won’t need to visit the GP during your time at Staffordshire University, but experience tells us that Students become ill from time-to-time and this may mean that you need to visit a GP. We would also strongly encourage you to register so that you are up to date with vaccinations (see section below). This can prove difficult if your GP surgery is miles away or even on another continent!
There are 3 GP practices which are local to the Stoke campus.
Harley Street Medical Practice can be found at Harley Street Medical Centre, Harley Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3RX.
Norfolk Street Surgery can be found at Shelton Primary Care Centre, Norfolk Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4PB.
Moorcroft Medical Centre can be found at 10 Botteslow Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3NJ.
If you do not live near the Stoke Campus and wish to find a GP surgery near to your home, please visit NHS GP finder
To register with a GP practice, please see the individual surgery website details for the surgery you wish to register with.
Harley Street Medical Practice - new patient registration.
Norfolk Street Surgery - new patient registration.
Moorcroft Medical Centre - new patient registration.
General Information about registering with a GP, registration forms and ID requirements, are available here How to register with a GP surgery - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Please register with a GP surgery as above. It is important that you register with a GP (Doctor) as experience tells us that students become ill from time to time and if you need to see a GP or other health professional, it will not be possible to do this, if you have not registered.
You can find more information on our health matters page for international students.
An application form (HC1) for help with NHS charges is available from the Student Advice Centres (in the Students' Union), from GP Practices, or can be accessed online to print out and complete. This is renewable every six months.
Tip: Most people become liable to pay for prescriptions when they reach 19, so it is advisable to attend for any necessary dental, optical, and other NHS consultations before your 19th birthday.
There are sexual health services in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire that are provided by Open Clinic, and they are all free and confidential. Open Clinic have created a guide to sex and relationships that includes useful information about the different services and support available.
In addition Staffordshire Sexual Health Charity which is based in Stoke on Trent and provides support, advice, education to everyone around sexuality, gender, HIV and sexual wellbeing within Staffordshire.
Hospital Centre, Accident and Emergency: 01782 715444
MMR vaccines :The Uk has seen an increase in measles cases across England as well as large measles outbreaks across Europe. We also had outbreaks of mumps in universities in the UK. Teenagers and young adults who have not had 2 doses of MMR vaccine are particularly vulnerable to mumps and measles. The MMR vaccine is available for free to any student who has not yet received both doses. If you are unsure whether you are up to date, you can contact your GP to check. If you haven’t had 2 MMR doses, you should arrange a free catch up vaccination as soon as possible.
MenACWY vaccine : This vaccine protects against meningococcal disease that can cause meningitis (dangerous swelling of the lining around the brain and spinal column) and septicaemia (blood poisoning) which can both trigger sepsis. Meningitis and septicaemia can both be fatal or cause life-changing disabilities. The MenACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against 4 different kinds of meningococcal bacteria that cause meningitis and septicaemia: MenA, MenC, MenW and MenY. Students who have not yet had this vaccine should contact their GP practice to have the MenACWY vaccine before starting university or college. If that's not possible, they should have it as soon as they can after they arrive.
COVID-19 vaccines :Anyone aged 16 years and over should have 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at least 8 weeks apart and a booster dose 3 month from their last dose to protect them against serious disease and hospitalisation. If you have not received all doses, you should arrange to have your vaccines as soon as possible. Students will be offered the right vaccine for them, which may be the same or different from the vaccines they had before.