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Medical Sick Notes

A doctor's sick note is only needed if illness prevents your study for more than 7 days . The university advises you not to seek retrospective evidence once you are well again.

University Student Notice of Absence

If illness has prevented you from studying for more than 3 days, you should complete a university student notice of absence form and return it to your tutor

If a “To Whom it may concern” letter (TWIMC) is required there will be a charge of £15.00.  We also require up to 28 days notice to provide such a letter.

Travel Immunisations

The surgery offers travel advice via a 20 minute appointment with the practice nurse.

We advise that you attend for travel advice at least 3 months before your planned travel to ensure that you have received all required vaccinations before you travel.

Please click on Non-NHS Services for a list of immunisations' fees.

Sexual Health

Our Family Planning / Sexual Health Clinic situated upstairs in Trinity Square Health Centre will be able to assist you with any queries,


A full contraceptive service is offered at Bridges Medical Practice including contraceptive pills, patches and rings and depo injections.

Contraceptive implant and coils insertion and removal can be done at our Family Planning / Sexual Health Clinic situated upstairs.

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