Virtual PRG
School Road, Mawsley,
Kettering, NN14 1SN
enquiries@mawsleymedical.co.uk
Telephone us on  01536 791300

IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION

ARE YOU A CARER?

Why not join Mawsley and Broughton Carers Group?

You will be able to chat with other carers over tea or coffee and hear from relevant speakers who understand the challenges you face.

Tuesday 26th September 2017 11am at the Surgery

All welcome - you do not need to be a patient.

 

IF YOU ARE CALLING TO REQUEST BLOOD RESULTS PLEASE CALL AFTER 11AM TO ALLOW THE STAFF TO DEAL WITH CALLS REQUESTING SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS - THANK YOU

 

FLU VACCINE CLINICS - Flu clinics will be running on the following days. You should be receiving a text message if you are eligible to book in, alternatively if you know you eligible please ring or call into reception to book.

Saturday 23rd September

Wednesday 27th September

Thursday 28th September

Wednesday 4th October

Friday 6th October

Thursday 12th October - Evening appointments

Friday 13th October

Wednesday 18th October

Thursday 19th October - Evening Appointments

Wednesday 25th october

Saturday 28th October - appointment and walk in clinic

More in November and December

 

 

 

Practice closure dates for staff training - Surgery and dispensary will close at 12pm on these days 

13 September

11 October

8 November

6 December

NEWS : We now have a pharmacist working with the practice on a Wednesday to support the Doctors. We welcome Advanced Nurse Practicitor Kerri Wood who works with us on a monday.

SURGERY OPENING TIMES
Monday 8AM - 6PM
Tuesday 8AM - 6PM
Wednesday 8AM - 6PM
Thursday 8AM - 7.30PM
Friday 8AM - 6PM
We are closed at weekends
DISPENSARY OPENING TIMES
Monday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Tuesday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Wednesday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Thursday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Friday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
We are closed at weekends

 

Colds and Runny Noses

Introduction
Colds start with feeling unwell, sniffing, runny and/or blocked nose. After 1 to 2 days the nose starts to run with a watery, clear fluid, which then becomes thick and green. A high temperature does not occur with a normal cold but it can in small children. The nose is linked to the ears, sinuses and throat, which means the cold can also spread there. This can result in middle ear infection or sinusitis, often with a fever. There are more than 1,000 types of cold virus, so immunisation is not possible. There are no medicines against these viruses and antibiotics do not help either. You can only treat cold symptoms. A cold usually gets better after 5 to 10 days. If there is no fever, a child with a cold may go out of doors as normal. Do not be afraid that they will catch another cold on top.


Symptoms
A frequent and annoying cough may start because the mucus runs down the back of the throat and tickles the airways. Other symptoms linked with a cold are:

Sneezing
Hoarseness
Sore throat
Slightly raised body temperature


Treatment: What you can do for yourself
Children over 1 year:

Give enough to drink. Hot drinks can have a soothing effect
The child may go outdoors

Babies
It is difficult for a baby with a blocked nose to drink from the breast or bottle. The baby will decide not to drink rather than to choke. The baby then becomes hungry and will cry more. The baby can only drink again once the nose is clear.
Meanwhile, you can feed the baby from a cup, with a sterilised spoon. A steamy atmosphere e.g. bathroom or kitchen will help to relieve congestion.

Contact your doctor if:

  • As well as the cold there is a high temperature/fever which lasts more than 3 days.
  • Try to bring the temperature down with tepid sponging Offer sugar free paediatric Paracetamol. If you are still concerned contact your health visitor or Doctor

Contact your doctor immediately if:

  • Despite the above treatment babies still cannot or will not take feeds on 2 consecutive occasions.

************ DO NOT GIVE CHILDREN UNDER 16 ASPIRIN ************ 

http://patient.info/health/coughs-and-colds-in-children