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THANK YOU 

We would like to say Thank You for your patience over this busy Flu Season booking period.

As expected, our inbound calls and visitors into the practice have increased considerably since releasing our popular flu clinic dates. This means that some patients may be experiencing longer than normal waiting times to speak to a member of our reception team.

Please, where possible, book your flu vaccinations online or alternatively should you need to telephone or come in to make your appointment, we would ask that you do this after 10;30.

If you do not have online booking, please click on the following link to access the consent form which you need to complete and return to the surgery.

http://www.deepingspractice.co.uk/page1.aspx?p=4&pr=C83026

** Did you know that you can now also access your medical records online - please speak to our reception team for more information **

Home Medicine Cabinet

As well as our practice there are many other local NHS Services you can contact for health advice, information and treatment. Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments, such as colds, coughs and indigestion, by keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home. The Deepings Practice

We suggest you keep the following:

  • Paracetamol and Aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take Aspirin)
  • Mild laxatives
  • Anti-diarrhoeal medicines
  • Rehydration mixture
  • Indigestion remedy (for example, antacids)
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Sunscreen - SPF15 or higher
  • Sunburn treatment
  • Tweezers and sharp scissors
  • Thermometer
  • Selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings

Remember:         

  • Keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place out of the reach of children
  • Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose
  • Watch expiry dates - don't keep or use medicines past their sell-by date
  • Take all unwanted and out of date medicines back to the pharmacy

Your local pharmacist

Your local pharmacist will be able to give you health advice at any time. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis. For further information you can call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 for details.



 
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