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THERE WILL BE NO DOCTORS AVAILABLE FROM 12.30PM ON THURSDAY THE 21ST OF SEPTEMBER DUE TO ESSENTIAL TRAINING, FOR ANY EMERGENCY ENQUIRIES OR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE PHONE 0161 426 5850, WHERE THERE WILL BE DETAILS ON HOW TO CONTACT THE OUT OF HOURS SERVICE, WHO WILL BE COVERING THAT AFTERNOON.

WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

We are now booking FLU VACCINATIONS,

SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER

WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER

FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER

FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER

SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER

 

IF YOU ARE OVER 65 OR ELIGIBLE FOR THE FLU VACCINATION PLEASE BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT RECEPTION. Please note we are only currently booking for aged 18 years or over. This is due to the fact that we are unable to order the childhood vaccine until END OF SEPTEMBER.

NOTICE:

PLEASE NOTE WITH OUR NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM THE OPTION TO PRESS FOR RECEPTION IS NOW OPTION 2. OPTION 1 IS FOR EMERGENCIES.

MANY THANKS

RECEPTION

FROM MONDAY THE 23RD OF MAY, YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION TO COLLECT A PRESCRIPTION FOR A CONTROLLED DRUG.

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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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