WELCOME TO DAYBROOK MEDICAL PRACTICE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE FLU SYMPTOMS PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW GUIDANCE. PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO SURGERY WITHOUT SPEAKING TO THE GP FIRST VIA A TELEPHONE CALL.
You can often treat the flu without seeing your GP and should begin to feel better in about a week.
Check if you have flu
Flu symptoms come on very quickly and can include:
- a sudden fever – a temperature of 38C or above
- an aching body
- feeling tired or exhausted
- a dry cough
- a sore throat
- a headache
- difficulty sleeping
- loss of appetite
- diarrhoea or tummy pain
- nausea and being sick
The symptoms are similar for children, but they can also get pain in their ear and appear less active
How to treat flu yourself
To help you get better more quickly:
- rest and sleep
- keep warm
- take paracetamol or ibuprofen to lower your temperature and treat aches and pains
- drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration (your pee should be light yellow or clear)
A pharmacist can help with flu
A pharmacist can give treatment advice and recommend flu remedies.
Be careful not to use flu remedies if you're taking paracetamol and ibuprofen tablets as it's easy to take more than the recommended dose.
Speak to a pharmacist before giving medicines to children.
How to avoid spreading the flu
Flu is very infectious and easily spread to other people. You're more likely to give it to others in the first 5 days.
Flu is spread by germs from coughs and sneezes, which can live on hands and surfaces for 24 hours.
To reduce the risk of spreading flu:
- wash your hands often with warm water and soap
- use tissues to trap germs when you cough or sneeze
- bin used tissues as quickly as possible
GPs do not recommend antibiotics for flu because they will not relieve your symptoms or speed up your recovery.
How to prevent flu
The flu vaccine reduces the risk of catching flu, as well as spreading it to others.
It's more effective to get the vaccine before the start of the flu season (December to March).
FINAL bookings for Flu Injections..PLEASE CALL US..Evening clinics available.
Final call for Flu injections! If you are entitled to an NHS flu injection (see below), then please call reception
as soon as possible so we can offer you an appointment.
Who should have a flu vaccine
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You should have the flu vaccine if you:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
Frontline health and social care workers are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine. It is your employer's responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine.
Flu vaccine for children
The flu vaccine is free on the NHS for:
- children over the age of 6 months with a long-term health condition
- children aged 2 and 3 on August 31 2018 – that is, born between September 1 2014 and August 31 2016
- children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Children aged between 6 months and 2 years of age who are eligible for the flu vaccine will receive an injected flu vaccine.
Children eligible for the flu vaccine aged between 2 and 17 will usually have the flu vaccine nasal spray.
Please click on the attached link for further information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine
Extra evening and weekend appointments available in local area
You can now book routine GP and Nurse appointments in the evening, at weekends and over bank holidays in your local area.
Pre-bookable appointments are available Monday-Friday, 6.30pm-8pm, plus weekends and bank holidays and you can be seen by a GP, Nurse or Healthcare Assistant.
To book your appointment, contact the surgery during normal opening hours. Please be aware that the appointment may take place at another GP Practice in the area.
If you need urgent medical advice when the surgery is closed, you should continue to call NHS 111.
To find out when the practice is open, please click on the Opening Times tab above.
New rules are in force from 25th May 2018. For the practice GDPR privacy notice and patient leaflet about what information we hold and how we use it in the practice please click on the further information page link "GDPR May 2018" at the bottom of the screen.
It is really important for the practice to be able to contact our patients quickly and easily. In order to do this, if you have provided us with your mobile telephone number we will use this to:
Send you appointment confirmations
Send you appointment reminders
Send you messages regarding results or other information that you need to be aware of
Send you relevant health campaigns that are pertinent to you eg Flu Clinic invitations
Send you other health information that may be useful
Send you Friends and Family Survey requests
If at any time you do not wish to receive such text messages please inform a member of the reception team who will be able to opt you out of the service.
If at any time in the future you change your mobile phone number please ensure that you let us know as soon as possible so that we can keep our records up to date and stay in touch.
Patient Safety Survey
Our practice is interested in understanding how we can improve patient safety. As part of this we are asking you to complete an online patient safety questionnaire (survey) that is currently being developed at the Universities of Nottingham and Exeter.
This questionnaire is already available in paper form but the project team are seeking to develop an online version that would be suitable for patients like you. The patient safety questionnaire helps a practice to find out what you, as one of our patients, think about the safety of healthcare in general practice.
If you would like to take part in this survey, please click on the link below:
Please note that you are free to choose whether or not to fill in the questionnaire and your choice will not affect your health care or legal rights in any way.
Please click on the links below for up-to-date information:
Phones Update Sept 2017
Newsletter May 2018
Infection Control Statement 2018
Allocation of Named GP
CQC Inspection Report
ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING is live at Daybrook. Ask your pharmacist as soon as possible for details of how you can benefit from this facility or download an information leaflet here.
Electronic prescribing leaflet.pdf
Do you need to re-order your medication? Click on the Prescriptions tab above and complete online form.
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us.
NOTTS HELP YOURSELF
Please click on the link to visit this site. It provides really useful information on the availability of local services and amenities.
CARE HOME INFORMATION
If you need impartial information about a care home for yourself or a member of your family, please click on the link below:
care home advisor.com
(Site updated 28/01/2019)