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Have you booked your FLU VACCINATION appointment yet?

The Practice has organised for additional flu clinics to be held within the week day:

Friday 21st & 28th November 2014 - 2.15pm-5.30pm at The Bradford on Avon Health Centre

Friday 21st November 2014 - 4pm-5pm at St. Damian's Surgery, Melksham

If you are eligible for the flu vaccination and have not booked your appointment as yet, please telephone the Surgery or alternatively, book your appointment via your on-line account. To register for this service, please show proof of identification to reception.

Thank you.

Posted: 17.11.14

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NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments

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


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


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.


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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