Bath Spa University Medical Centre
It is important to look after your physical and mental health. We encourage all students to register with a GP surgery when living in Bath. Fairfield Park Health Centre provide the University Medical Service on our Newton Park campus.
We have GP and Nurse appointments available in Student Support (term-time) and Fairfield Park Health Centre (all year round).
When you become a student you can register with Fairfield Park Health Centre if you wish to make use of these services. You can register online before arrival on the Fairfield Park Health Centre website.
Our aim is to provide a high quality friendly service and we welcome any feedback.
Important information for new students
Meningitis and Septicaemia
Young people going to university this autumn are being strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) due to the MenW bug, one of the most aggressive and deadly strains of meningitis. Cases of MenW have been increasing year-on-year, from 22 cases in 2009 to over 200 cases in the past 12 months.
There are a number of strains of the infection and the vaccination gives protection against four of them – MenA, MenC, MenW and MenY. These illnesses can be deadly and survivors are often left with life-changing disabilities.
Young people going on to university or college are particularly at risk of meningitis and septicaemia because they mix with so many other students, some of whom are unknowingly carrying the bacteria. But this year’s school leavers are strongly advised to get the vaccination whether starting college or not.
You can find out more information at the Meningitis Research Foundation.
Protect yourself against Mumps
There has been a recent increase in mumps amongst students. Please read this important advice on how to protect yourself.
Why are you at risk?
Over the past four years there has been a large outbreak of mumps in young adults across the UK.