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Friday 12th January 2018 - Notice for patients -  We apologise that due to unexpected GP sickness/absence of a high level, we are very short on routine GP appointments today.  We are doing everything we can to obtain additional appointments, but apologise for any difficulty that you may be experiencing in obtaining an appointment.  Our reception staff are working hard to pass on the appointments to you, but we would be grateful if you could be patient with them and understand that the practice is working hard to rectify the situation.  Thank you for your patience. 

Offers free and confidential Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea postal testing service for people aged 16 to 24 years.

RUclear is run by the NHS, the tests are of a high quality and are FREE.

If you would like further information on how to receive a testing kit please click here where you can request a kit be sent to your home.

 

 

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See latest legislation relating to on-line access to patient services by clicking on Page 1. Electronic Patient Records

Unwell Children - Advice

URGENT APPOINTMENTS FOR UNWELL CHILDREN

 

The practice offers appointments daily for assessment of unwell children. Sometimes requests will be triaged by our Nurse Practitioner to ensure that the correct appointment is given. Some conditions can be managed with advice over the telephone or advice from the local pharmacist .

 

When considering if your child requires an urgent assessment the following information may be of use:  

  • Most common infections do not get better quicker with antibiotics

  • Most children with a cold, cough, sore throat or earache who see their GP will still be ill 4 days later. This does not mean that they need treatment or need to be seen again.

  • One third of children who have seen their GP with a cough will still be coughing 2 weeks later. This does not mean that they need treatment.

  • Only children with signs of more serious illness generally need to be seen by a doctor or nurse. These signs include:

    • Excessive drowsiness
    • Difficulty breathing or rapid breathing
    • Cold or discoloured hands &/or feet with warm body
    • Abnormal pains in arms &/or legs
    • Abnormal colour (pale or blue)
    • Persistently high temperature not responding to medication

  • Symptoms related to meningitis
    • Unusually severe headache
    • A Stiff neck (difficulty putting chin to chest)
    • Dislike of bright lights
    • A rash that does not fade with pressure

 

The following website may also provide further useful information www.whenshouldiworry.com



 
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