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THERE IS A CHANGE COMING TO YOUR DOCTOR'S SURGERY: 'CARE NAVIGATION' - What does it mean to you as a patient?

Please see Further Information for full details

*Pre-bookable appointments now available as a face to face consultation or as a telephone consultation****

***We ask all our patients who are eligible for a flu vaccination to telephone us and book in as soon as possible, we have Saturday morning appointments available***

Glan Rhyd Surgery now has a waiting room blood pressure monitor. Why not call by, have your blood pressure recorded at your own convenience and hand the printed reading to a member of the reception team.

We are pleased to inform all our patients and patients registered elsewhere, that we now provide IUD/IUS (coil) insertions and removals. Please contact the surgery for further information.

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. It is not meant for children who have ongoing health problems such as asthma, heart, or kidney problems. You should not rely on the advice in this leaflet for children who are less than 6 months old. Babies younger than this can respond differently to infections.

In summary, the document suggests that most common infections do not get better quicker with antibiotics.

Most children with a cold, cough, sore throat or earache, who see their GP, will still be ill 4 days later. This does not mean that they need treatment or need to be seen again.

· One third of children who have seen their GP with a cough will still be coughing 2 weeks later. This does not mean that they need treatment.

· Only children with signs of more serious illness generally need to be seen by a doctor or nurse. These signs include:

o  Excessive drowsiness

o  Difficulty breathing or rapid breathing

o  Cold or discoloured hands &/or feet with warm body

o  Abnormal pains in arms &/or legs

o  Abnormal colour (pale or blue)

o  Signs of meningitis



 
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