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Going to university?

If you’re planning to go to university, please make an appointment as soon as possible before leaving for university. You are at more risk of meningitis and septicaemia in the first weeks at university when you mix with lots of new people, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria, which is usually spread through prolonged close contact.

If you decide not to have the vaccination please let us know so we can enter this on your medical records.

Further information on the vaccination programme and meningococcal disease can be found on NHS Choices at:   http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/men-acwy-vaccine.aspx

Sharing your information

Information about you is used in a number of ways by the NHS and social care services to support your personal care and to improve health and social care services for everyone.  

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is the national NHS organisation with a legal responsibility to collect data as people make use of NHS and social care services.  The data is used both at a local level and nationally to help with planning, managing your care supporting research into new treatments, identifying trends and issues and so forth, and is used to try to make services better for all.

You can, however, choose not to have information about you shared or used for any purpose beyond providing your own treatment or care.

You can choose not to have anything that could identify you shared beyond your GP practice.  You can choose for the HSCIC not to share information it collects from all health providers any further.

If you have previously told your GP Practice that you don't want the HSCIC to share your personal confidential information for purposes other than your own care and treatment, your opt-out will have been implemented by the HSCIC from 29 April 2016.  It will remain in place unless you change it.

You can find more information about how the HSCIC handles your information and choices and how it manages your op out on the HSCIC website www.hscic.gov.uk/yourinfo 

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