Practice Updates

7th Nov

Missed Appointments For Week 28/10 to 1/11

GP X 26

Nurses x 25

24th Sep

Flu Clinic

The Flu clinc for the 12/10 had to be CANCELLED  as  vaccines delayed this will now be arranged for Saturday  02/11 8:30 till 10:30am

10th Sep

Sepsis

What is sepsis?

Sepsis (also known as blood poisoning) is the immune system’s overreaction to an infection or injury. Normally our immune system fights infection – but sometimes, for reasons we don’t yet understand, it attacks our body’s own organs and tissues. If not treated immediately, sepsis can result in organ failure and death. Yet with early diagnosis, it can be treated with antibiotics.

Symptoms

Sepsis can initially look like flu, gastroenteritis or a chest infection. There is no one sign, and symptoms present differently between adults and children.

How to spot sepsis in adults

Seek medical help urgently if you (or another adult) develop any of these signs:

  • Slurred speech or confusion
  • Extreme shivering or muscle pain
  • Passing no urine (in a day)
  • Severe breathlessness
  • It feels like you’re going to die
  • Skin mottled or discoloured

How to spot sepsis in children

If your child is unwell with either a fever or very low temperature (or has had a fever in the last 24 hours), call 999 and just ask: could it be sepsis? A child may have sepsis if he or she:

  • Is breathing very fast
  • Has a ‘fit’ or convulsion
  • Looks mottled, bluish, or pale
  • Has a rash that does not fade when you press it
  • Is very lethargic or difficult to wake
  • Feels abnormally cold to touch

A child under 5 may have sepsis if he or she:

  • Is not feeding
  • Is vomiting repeatedly
  • Has not passed urine for 12 hours

Did you know:

  • 25,000 children are affected by sepsis each year in the UK
  • 1/4 of all sepsis survivors suffer permanent, life-changing after effects
  • 5 people are killed by sepsis every hour in the UK

For further information please visit the UK Sepsis Trust website - https://sepsistrust.org/

29th Aug

Flu Clinics

Due to delays with the delivery of Flu vaccines for patients under 65, we have had to Cancel the walk in clinic on Saturday 12th October.

Our next two walk in clinics will be held on:

Monday 28th October 6.30-8pm

Saturday 2nd November 8.30-10.30am.

Please note that Flu vaccines will not be available for patients under 65 until Monday 28th October.

We will be holding three Walk in flu clinics on the following dates. There is no need to make an appointment as these are walk in clinics only:
Saturday 21st September 2019 08.30-10.30 – OVER 65’s ONLY*
Saturday 12th October 2019 08.30-10.30
Monday 28th October 2019 18.30-20.00

*Please note that due to nationwide issues with flu supplies, we will not be receiving a delivery of flu vaccinations for adults under 65 (who are in an at risk group) until October. Because of this we are unable to offer the Flu vaccination to patients under 65 until 12th October. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains. You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.

You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:

• over 65 years of age
• pregnant
• a main carer for an older or disabled person
• living in a residential or nursing home

or have:

• a serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma
• serious kidney disease
• diabetes
• lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
• if you have ever had a stroke
• ALL healthy children who are aged 2 and 3 years of age on 31st August 2018 – this is in the form of a nasal spray.

This year Public Health are recommending FLUAD for patients over 65 years of age – As you get older, your immune system gets weaker – FLUAD is a flu vaccine that specifically helps to protect those over 65 years old.

The nasal spray will be available to patients under 18 from early October – Dates to be confirmed.

If you have any queries please contact the surgery.

External Websites
Flu and the Flu Vaccine – NHS Choices (please make this writing a hyper link to - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/)
Children’s Flu Vaccine – NHS Choices (please make this writing a hyper link to - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/child-flu-vaccine/)
Which Flu Vaccine should children have? – gov.uk (PDF)