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Saltscar Surgery22 Kirkleatham StreetRedcar, TS10 1UATel: 01642 484495
Advice Re: Unwell or injured children
All patients are advised to wear a face covering when visiting the surgery. If you require a prescription please download the NHS App, or order via the practice prescription email address email@example.com or post your prescription slip through our letterbox. Don't enter the surgery to hand in your prescription slip.
Due to Covid-19 we are operating a restricted entry system, there is a door bell to press to obtain entry for appointments only. Patients who have an appointment will have their temperature taken before being allowed to enter. Some patients, once rang the bell, may be told to wait outside our fire exit to await direction from a clinician wearing PPE.
During the Covid19 Pandemic our GP's are warning against the use of Ibuprofen or Nurofen for pain or fever as patients on these have had a worse outcome in Italy as per a Lancet Research article. Our advice is to use Paracetamol only to control any fever or pain. Please also note Codeine also supresses breathing. All our patients have access to telephone advice during office hours, please ring if you need advice.
In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
Healthy eating - adults
Healthy Eating for teens
Drug driving rules
Student Drug Abuse
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. The Nurse will ask which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Sun tan advice
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Take Care of Yourself
Normally healthy patients can do a lot to treat their own minor illnesses during winter. Commonsense, advice from a pharmacist and some of the over-the-counter medicines will cure all sorts of winter illnesses.
REMEMBER – all tablets must be kept in sealed containers out of sight and the reach of children.
Things to keep in the First Aid Box or the bathroom cabinet:
Call the surgery and speak to one of our nurses or dial 111 if you are not sure what to do.
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