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NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments

See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.


Childrens Health

There is a good guide on the NHS website which describes various conditions affecting children.  There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be consulted.

NHS childhood illness slideshow


When Should I Worry?

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.

Download the booklet


Fevers

Most symptoms of a fever in young children can be managed at home with infant paracetamol. If the fever is very high, they may have an infection that needs treating with antibiotics.  

 


Head Lice

Head lice are insects that live on the scalp and neck. They may make your head feel itchy. Although head lice may be embarrassing and sometimes uncomfortable, they don't usually cause illness. However, they won't clear up on their own and you need to treat them promptly


Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis) are fairly common, especially in children, and can generally be easily treated.


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

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Patient Participation Survey Report

We have now published the results of the Patient  Participation Survey, click here to view

Appointments

Please telephone as soon as possible if you have to cancel your appointment.

Appointments are often in short supply so please ring and let us know if you cannot attend. It means that the appointment can be given to somebody else.

Missed Appointments

During April 2014,  121 appointments were missed by patients who failed to turn up and did not cancel their appointment in advance.

Medical Certificates (Sick Notes)

Illnesses that last a week or less do not require a certificate from your doctor. In this period you can fill in a self-certificate which you get from your employer.

If your employer or insurance scheme requires a doctor’s certificate to cover the first week then the doctor can issue a private certificate for which a charge is payable.

Illnesses that last more than a week do usually require an NHS certificate known as a Med 3 for which you will have to have seen a doctor either at the surgery or at hospital. No charge is made for these certificates.

Induction Loop System

The reception is fitted with a hearing loop system and the practice has a portable loop system for use within surgery.

Important Changes to How we Handle Your Personal Data 

We will soon be required to supply your personal and confidential medical information to the Health and Social Care Information (HSCIC) This information will be taken from the practice in a form that can identify you. The Pratice has NO choice but to allow the HSCIC to extract this information. However, individul patients can instruct their Practice to STOP the transfer of their data. For more information on the reasons for this data extract and how to opt out of sending your confidential information, ask the receptionist for a leaflet. Or download the opt out form from our News page here and hand in your completed form to reception.

 

 

 
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