Health advice for students is easy to access online

STUDENTS starting university and college in Tayside this year are being reminded of the wide range of health advice and information available to them at

The popular health resource provides a wealth of advice and information on health issues relevant to young people as they embark on or continue their higher education years.

The Health A-Z is packed with information about common illness, treatments and health services, covering topics from acne to yellow fever. The Common Health Questions section includes areas dedicated to sexual health, women’s and men’s health and food safety. Users can also find out about local health services and information on how to register with a GP.

Professor George Crooks, NHS 24 Medical Director, said: “Moving away from home to start college or university can be a daunting experience for young people.

“It is essential for students moving away from home for the first time to register with a GP in the new area.

“Whether it is information on accessing services, contraception, or minor ailments and illnesses, NHS inform is a useful resource for young people, especially those living in a new and unfamiliar area.”

NHS inform can also be accessed through the national health information helpline on 0800 22 44 88.