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27th Mar

Easter Holidays

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Need help for a minor health concern over the #bankholidayweekend but unsure which pharmacy is open closest to you? Check your local pharmacy opening times and know where to go for advice when needed: www.gmintegratedcare.org.uk/bankholidaypharmacy #GTKWTG

20th Feb

Measles Outbreak

NHS England urges those unprotected against measles to come forward for their vaccinations

Measles cases are continuing to rise across England, with a number of unvaccinated children and adults requiring hospital as infections take hold. 

This month, millions of parents and carers in England are being contacted by the NHS to book their children in for their missed measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine as part of a major new campaign to protect children from becoming seriously unwell.

NHS figures show almost 3 million children under the age of 16 years are either unprotected or not fully protected and at risk of catching these serious and completely preventable diseases.

Measles is not just a childhood disease and can be serious at any age. If caught during pregnancy it can be very serious causing stillbirth, miscarriage and low birth weight and NHS bosses are also urging young adults to catch up on any missed doses before thinking about starting a family.

Two doses of the safe and effective MMR vaccine are needed for maximum life-long protection, with the first dose given around the child’s first birthday, and the second dose given at around three years and four months old.

However, anyone can catch up at any age on any missed doses and it’s never too late to protect yourself.

If you or your child have not had both dose of the MMR vaccine contact the GP surgery to book an appointment as soon as possible and catch up.

19th Feb

Guide to NHS waiting times in England

If you're waiting for a hospital appointment or treatment, you can use the My Planned Care website to check the waiting times at your hospital.

Check hospital waiting times on the My Planned Care website

19th Feb

Stop The Abuse And Support Your GP Practice

Verbal and physical abuse of our staff will not be tolerated. If patients shout or swear at any of our staff we reserve the right to hang up the call or refuse to deal with you in person - you may also be removed from our patient list. Any display of physical abuse will result in immediate removal from our Practice. 

Staff are working incredibly hard with reduced staffing levels at times due to illness or difficulty recruiting. Staff follow practice procedures agreed by the GPs and management team.  They do not deserve to suffer abuse.    Please treat them with kindness and remain patient and calm.   Thank you.

The BMA continue to campaign against abuse of GPs and their staff. Support your GP surgery by signing their petition https://e-activist.com/page/88027/petition/1