Practice Updates

6th Dec

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCARLET FEVER - DECEMBER 2022

UKHSA update on scarlet fever and invasive Group A strep

Scarlet fever is usually a mild illness, but it is highly infectious. Therefore, look out for symptoms in your child, which include a sore throat, headache, and fever, along with a fine, pinkish or red body rash with a sandpapery feel. On darker skin, the rash can be more difficult to detect visually but will have a sandpapery feel. Contact NHS 111 or your GP if you suspect your child has scarlet fever, because early treatment of scarlet fever with antibiotics is important to reduce the risk of complications such as pneumonia or a bloodstream infection. If your child has scarlet fever, keep them at home until at least 24 hours after the start of antibiotic treatment to avoid spreading the infection to others.

 

See NHS advice here: Scarlet fever - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Further updates from UKHSA: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ukhsa-update-on-scarlet-fever-and-invasive-group-a-strep 

Watch this short video to help spot the signs

 

 

19th Sep

TARGET Training Dates - Practice Closed

Once a month on a Tuesday afternoon the practice will be closed for essential NHS training with other GP practices in the area. This TARGET training is a national scheme.

During these times, if you have an emergency or need to speak with a doctor on the same day please call 111. Otherwise we advise that you call on another day.

Tuesday 11th October 2022

Tuesday 15th November 2022

Tuesday 17th January 2023

Tuesday 07th February 202

17th Sep

Flu vaccines

It's that time of year again! We are offering flu vaccines together with neighbouring practices in our area. 

We will be sending invites to book soon, alternatively you can contact the surgery to book an appointment.

 

Who is eligible for flu?

  • People aged 50 years and older
  • Residents in care homes 
  • Those in a clinical risk group (age 5+)  eg with diabetes or asthma 
  • Health and social care staff