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Coronovirus Update - 29.04.2020

Please see section below, including information on testing.

To keep up to date with the latest advice, please follow this link.


SICK NOTES

If you need to provide your employer with a self-certifying sick note for an absence of up to 7 days, please click here.

If you are self-isolating due to coronavirus and need a sick note, please click here.


***NEW*** Kirklees COVID-19 Community Response Service

See below for details.


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.


Evening and Weekend Appointments

April 2020 - Please note these appointments are temporarily being offered at Dewsbury Health Centre.

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

You can arrange 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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