As the weather declines we are seeing an increased number of patients with upper respiratory infections. Almost all of these are VIRAL in nature and not BACTERIAL, and therefore ANTIBIOTICS WILL NOT HELP.
Before making an appointment to see a doctor, please try cold and flu remedies from your pharmacy, drink plenty of fluids and keep warm. It can sometimes take a week to 10 days for symptoms to improve. Your local pharmacist will be happy to advise and, of course do contact the surgery if symptoms worsen or you remain concerned.
If you are a patient on one of our ‘at risk’ registers, or are over the age of 65, and have not already done so, please make an appointment for your flu vaccination.
Please book in for your flu jabs if you are eligible.
Friends and Family Test
October 2015 results
A total of 304 appointments were wasted in October 2015, totalling 55 hours:
-153 GP appointments (equivalent to 28 hours)
-153 nurse appointments (equivalent to 27 hours)
If you are unable to attend an appointment please contact the surgery to cancel it - this time wasted could have been offered to other patients.
Over the course of the next few weeks we will be updating the smoking status for patients on our records. This work is being undertaken on our behalf by a team from Provide – please be assured that if you are contacted, that the call is genuine.
If you are a smoker and would like help to stop, the team from Provide will be able to signpost you to Stop Smoking support.