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

 

Headache

Introduction
A headache can have many causes. Usually it is stress or tension. Headaches often occur with a temperature and with common illnesses like influenza or colds. Now and again a headache can come from a bad tooth, or poorly air-conditioned rooms.


Symptoms
The three most commonly occurring forms of headache are:

Tension Headaches
These are caused by stress and anxiety. It can often feel like there is a tight band around the forehead.

Migraines
These are headaches which come in attacks. A migraine attack often starts with visual disturbances followed by a bad headache (often on one side) and sometimes nausea and vomiting. After the attack the head can often feel heavy. Usually migraine can be treated with medicines. The most effective way is to take them when the start of an attack is felt. There are now medicines which can interrupt attacks after they have started. The cause of migraine is unknown, though some migraine inducing factors are known, such as working under stress, tiredness, heavy smoking or drinking, menstruation and changes in air pressure. See your Doctor if you have not had a migraine before.

Pains in the forehead and face
Pains in the forehead and face can occur at the same time as sinusitis or after getting a cold. Strain in the muscles around the eyes (intent staring or the wrong glasses) can cause a pain in the forehead. This often occurs during the course of the day or in the evenings. An impacted (crooked) tooth can cause strain on the jaw and this can also cause a headache.


Treatment: What you can do for yourself
Try simple painkillers. Ensure that you have enough fresh air. Avoid smoky rooms and ensure that you have enough ventilation at home and in the workplace. Get enough rest at night in a cool, well-ventilated room. Have your eyes checked if you have visual problems. Go to the dentist if you think you may have something wrong with your teeth.
With a tension headache consider whether a poor working posture is putting too much strain on your shoulder or neck muscles. Consider whether there may be any emotional causes. The trick with migraine is to avoid all the things which might cause migraine headaches. Think about stress, heavy pressure at work, hectic lifestyle, too little rest at night, too much alcohol and smoking.

Contact your doctor if:

  • You think that you are having migraines
  • The headache persists longer than 5 days and is getting worse
  • The pain in the forehead persists even though the other symptoms of a cold have passed.
  • You are pregnant

Contact your doctor immediately if:

  • You get a bad headache suddenly, problems with your vision and vomiting, without apparent cause.
  • You get a headache following an accident or one which does not go away.

http://patient.info/health/headache-leaflet