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Right Care, Right Place

Coronavirus is changing how our NHS Scotland works and how we access services to keep everyone safe. It’s important we all know how to get the right care, safely. The guides below (click on the links) will help explain which NHS service to use for different health concerns, and how to look after your health and the people you care for.

Right Care, Right Place Booklet (in English)

Link to booklet in different languages

Right Care, Right place - Quick Guide


Please click on the links below to access the latest information from the Scottish Government on Coronavirus or

Asthma Patient Recruitment

Asthmatic Patients


In the past there have been several cases of mumps at the University. Protection from this viral illness is provided by the MMR vaccine. If you have not been immunised, or think you have only had one dose of MMR, then please see below:

For general queries about vaccination, please visit: 

For direct point of contact the helpline is 0300 790 6296 or you can email 

Mumps factsheet
MMR leaflet

Meningitis ACWY

First time University entrants under the age of 25 are advised to be vaccinated against Meningitis ACWY, prior to coming to Heriot Watt University. If you have not had this before coming to University, then you can attend the University Health Centre to arrange GP registration, and book an appointment to have this vaccination.

Updated advice received from the Scottish Government recommends that students under the age of 25 who have never received a dose of Meningitis ACWY vaccine, should now receive the Meningitis ACWY vaccine to provide the best possible protection for this age group.

Registered students under the age of 25 that fall into the criteria above, who wish to have the Meningitis ACWY vaccine should contact: 

The helpline is 0300 790 6296 or email 

For further information, visit  or

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Winter Vomiting Bug

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