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STAFF TRAINING

Please be aware that the practice will be closed from 12.30pm on Tuesday 17th December for staff training and will re-open at 8am on Wednesday 18th December.


FLU VACCINATIONS

Protect yourself against flu this winter - ask about our flu vaccination clinics for eligible patients.

Please contact the surgery to check if you are eligible for a flu vaccination.


Christmas and New Year Opening Times

The Practice will close at 6pm on Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December, and will re-open at 8am on Friday 27th December.

We will close again at 6pm on New Year's Eve, Tuesday 31st December and re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

Please remember to order your prescriptions by Friday 20th December to make sure you have enough medication for the holidays.


Evening and Weekend Appointments

We're working together with our neighbouring practices to bring you more appointments when our surgery is closed.

From 1st August 2019 you will be able to see a doctor or nurse on weekdays after 6.30pm, and on weekends at Liversedge Health Centre.

If you need an appointment at these times, please tell our receptionist who will be able to arrange the appointment for you. 

Antibiotic Prescribing

Antibiotics, when used appropriately, can save lives in conditions such as pneumonia and meningitis.

Antibiotics don't, however, work for many common infections, such as colds, coughs and sore throats. Most of these are caused by viruses, which antibiotics do not kill: they only kill bacteria.

Taking antibiotics when they are not necessary can lead to needless side-effects and the development of antibiotic resistance: this means that some antibiotics might not be as effective when they are really needed.

As a practice, we have identified that we are prescribing more antibiotics than the best 25% of practices in the UK. As a result we are all making sure that we only prescribe them when necessary. You may notice that the doctor suggests other ways of managing your problem or gives a prescription to be used later rather than straight away.

Please be reassured that you will receive antibiotics if you really need them.

Please click on the links below for more information.

http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Antibiotics-Why-No-Antibiotic?.htm

 

Department of Health's 'Get well soon without antibiotics' leaflet:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/@ps/documents/digitalasset/dh_120847.pdf

 

Delayed antibiotic prescribing leaflet



 
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