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HAVE YOU HAD YOUR FLU YET

If not please contact the surgery and book a 5 minute appointment with the practice nurse.  Keep yourself protected.  

When contacting the surgery by telephone please ensure you dial the number correctly 02380 672666

Please always consider using our E-Consult Link below for general clinical and administrative advice including sick certificates

CLOSED FOR TRAINING EVERY 2 MONTHS

TARGET is a scheme that brings our city’s GPs, Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants together every two months to learn new skills, hear about new treatments and share good practice.  We think it will mean better services all round – that is what we’re aiming for!
It means that your surgery will need to close for one afternoon every two months but we will ensure that medical care will be available when you need it.  The surgery will therefore be closed on the following afternoons but the Out of Hours service (which can be accessed by calling 111) will cover: 
Wednesday 13 November
Thursday 16 January 2020
Thursday 26 March 2020

Your Family Medicine Cabinet

Your Family Medicine Cabinet

Edoctors_bag3.jpgven a minor illness and ailments – such as colds, headaches and diarrhoea – can disrupt your life. Be prepared for most common ailments by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.

  • Keep all medicines in a box or cupboard with a lock or store them well out of reach of children
  • The following list is not exhaustive but will help you to cope with most minor illness
  • A description of their uses is included for each item
  • All are quite cheap and available from your local chemist
  • Remember that your local chemist can give you advice about medicines

 Antihistamines

  • These are useful for dealing with allergies and insect bites

  • They're also helpful if you have hay fever

  • Comes in cream or tablet form

 Anti-diarrhoea tablets

  • Quickly control the unpleasant symptoms of diarrhoea

Warning: Do not give to children under 12

 Antiseptics

  • Antiseptic solutions can be used for cleaning cuts and grazes
  • One teaspoon can be diluted in warm water prior to use
  • Antiseptic cream is useful for treating septic spots, sores in the nose and grazes

 Aspirin

  • Soluble tablets for adults and older children
  • Typical uses: headaches, colds, sore throats, minor aches and pains and menstrual cramps
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 16

 Calamine Lotion

  • For dabbing on insect bites, stings and sunburn
  • Useful for relief of itching in chicken pox

 Cough Linctus

  • Simple linctus or sedative cough linctus
  • For dry or painful coughs - but not caused by the common cold

 Dioralyte Rehydration Sachets

  • These contain essential salts and glucose
  • Helpful to replace lost fluid and salts in cases of vomitting and diarrhoea

 Dressings and Cotton Wool

  • Plasters and dressing strips can be used for minor cuts
  • Three inch wide crepe bandage can be used to keep dressings in place and to support sprained or bruised joints
  • Cotton wool is useful for cleaning cuts and grazes

 Ephedrine Nose Drops

  • Useful for runny noses in children over 1 year old
  • Use before meals and at night but not for more than 4 days

 Ibuprofen

  • Tablets for adults and older children
  • Syrup for younger children
  • Typical uses: headaches, colds, sore throats, minor aches and pains and menstrual cramps
  • Warning: May cause indigestion and occasionally may aggravate asthma 

 Menthol Crystals

  • Add to hot water to make steam inhalations
  • Useful for treating catarrh and dry or painful coughs

 Paracetamol

  • Tablets for adults and older children
  • Mixture for younger children
  • Useful for pain relief and lowering temperatures
  • Typical uses: headaches, colds, sore throats, minor aches and pains and menstrual cramps

Thermometer

  • Useful to estimate temperatures
  • May give readings in centigrade, fahrenheit, colour change or visual scale
  • Different readings may be obtained from different sites (mouth, ear, armpit)

 Tweezers

  • Useful for removing foreign bodies such as splinters

 Vapour Rub

  • For use with steam inhalations
  • Also useful for children with stuffy noses or dry coughs
  • Rub on the chest and nose  


 
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