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Birchwood Medical Practice

Phone:0117 330 4223
Phone:0117 330 4225
Fax:0117 330 4301

HEATWAVE ON ITS WAY!!! CAUTION - ADVICE ( posted on Jun 25, 2018 )

It's official.. A HEATWAVE ON ITS WAY!!!

The Met Office has confirmed the South West is at level 2 "Alert & Readiness" as there is an 80% chance of a heatwave this week.

Babies, the young & elderly and those with certain chronic conditions are amongst those at a higher risk of being impacted.

The good news is there are things you can do NOW before the heat hits that can help including:

 shade or cover windows exposed to direct sunlight. External shutters or shades are very effective, internal blinds or curtains are less effective but cheaper and easier to install
 check that windows or vents can be opened
 check that the central heating system can be turned off
 check that fridges, freezers and fans are working properly
 check medicines can be stored according to the instructions on the packaging

And when the heat comes remember to:

 Try to stay out of the heat from 11am-3pm
 Stay hydrated - drink plenty of water
 Wear loose clothing - you may find your baby settles better only in a nappy at bedtime in high temperatures
 Take cool showers and/or splash yourself with cold water to keep cool

The above are not exhaustive lists - for more full information click the link below and stay cool:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/

 

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*** CAB REDUCED SUMMER SERVICE *** ( posted on Jun 18, 2018 )

 

*** PLEASE REVIEW THE DATES BELOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT ***

 

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU AVAILABILITY IN MAY ( posted on Apr 30, 2018 )

 

 

DIABETES PREVENTION WEEK 16TH -22ND APRIL ( posted on Apr 16, 2018 )

 

MEASLES CIRCULATING IN THE SOUTH WEST - MAKE SURE YOU ARE PROTECTED ( posted on Apr 9, 2018 )

Public Health England has notified GP practices that measles is circulating in the region. They have asked practices to notify patients and try and ensure that as many people as possible have an up to date MMR vaccination.

 

Please read below to understand Measles as part of the MMR Vaccination programme and give us a call to check whether you need another dose to complete your protection.

 

 

Measles infection is often considered by members of the public to be a mild and transient childhood illness, but it can have a devastating impact on the people affected as noted above.

 

Eight of the cases in our area have been hospitalised in recent months and 4 of these individuals have required critical care following complications including measles pneumonitis and measles encephalitis.

 

Please help us to help our community to reduce the risk to your patients and limit the spread of the outbreak.


 

LET US HELP YOU GET VACCINATED & PROTECTED!

DIABETES AND YOU - A HEALTHIER YOU - A GREAT EVENING WAS HAD BY ALL! ( posted on Mar 27, 2018 )