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If you require a GP or Nursing Appointment out of normal practice hours or general medical advice please call the Star 111 Service.  Alternatively you can book an out of normal surgery hours appointment via the following URL   http://www.starappointment.co.uk/booking/ simply copy & paste this into your web browser.

STAR 111 Out of Hours Service

If you cannot get an appointment at your own GP surgery you can ask them to make you an appointment at one of our STAR GP centres. If you need to see or speak to a GP out of hours you should call NHS 111 to access the STAR service or alternatively book on line using the following URL http://www.starappointment.co.uk/booking/ copy & paste it into your web browser.

The STAR service offers appointments from 6pm to 9.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 9.30pm on weekends and Bank Holidays.

One of our GPs or a nurse practitioner will ring you back and carry out an initial assessment over the telephone.

If required, the clinician will either consult over the telephone or offer a face-to-face appointment at one of our dedicated GP centres.

Patients accessing our service will always be asked for their consent to allow clinicians to view their electronic medical records, which will help us provide the most appropriate advice and care. Patients may also be referred onto other services more appropriate to their needs

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PATIENTS

SURGERY CLOSURE DUE TO GP TRAINING ON THE FOLLOWING DATES :-

Thursday 20th September 2018

Thursday 15th November 2018

Thursday 14th February 2019 

THE LOCAL NHS HAVE ARRANGED FOR THE DOCTORS TO ATTEND TRAINING. THEREFORE THE PRACTICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12.30.P.M. ON THAT DAY,  UNTIL IT RE-OPENS AS USUAL ON THE FOLLOWING MORNING. PATIENTS CAN TELEPHONE 111 IF THEY NEED TO SPEAK TO A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL WHILE THE SURGERY IS CLOSED. 

 

Families and Children 

 

The practice caters for families and children in the following ways:

 

  • The appointments system provides flexibility so that children can be seen after school if required, whilst young families can get the prompt clinical treatment or reassurance they require often over the phone without leaving their home.

 

  • The practice invites children for their immunisations and writes to parents if they do not attend. This may be followed up with a telephone call from a doctor or discussion with other services such as health visitors if there are child protection concerns.

 

  • We work with the midwifery service to provide clinics in surgery and all recent mothers are invited for post-natal checks with their babies with a female GP.

  

  • Staff are knowledgeable about child protection and proactive in raising concerns with the safeguarding lead to follow up on any identified. A GP takes the lead for safeguarding with the local authority and other professionals to safeguard children and families.

 

  • Antenatal care is provided by a team of midwives who hold clinics at the practice. The midwives have access to the practice computer system and can speak with a GP should the need arise.

 

  • There is a quiet private area in the practice for women to use when breastfeeding

 

Click the links below for more information on Planning Your Pregnancy and Children’s Health.

 

Planning Your Pregnancy

Child Health 0-5 years

Child Health 6-15 years

 

Planning Your Pregnancy

 

The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment.

 

Before you are pregnant

Your pregnancy and labour

You and your baby

General pregnancy topics

 

Child Health 0-5 years

 

Children's Immunisation Schedule

 

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.

If you are registering with this practice having recently entered the United Kingdom from abroad, please bring your immunisation history and your childrens immunisation history if applicable. This will enable us to keep a more accurate health record.

 

2 months:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) given as a 5-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib
  • Pneumococcal infection

3 months:

  • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Meningitis C

4 months:

  • 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Pneumococcal infection, second dose
  • Meningitis C, second dose

Between 12 and 13 months:

  • Meningitis C, third dose
  • Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal infection, third dose

3 years and 4 months, or soon after:

  • MMR second jab
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster

 

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

 

NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments

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

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

 

Child Health 6-15 years

 

Children's Vaccination Schedule

 

Around 12-13 years:

  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months

Around 13-18 years:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments

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

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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