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Parents Guidance for Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccination
1st MMR to be given at 12 months of age. NOT SOONER.
2nd MMR to be given at 3 years 4 months of age. NOT SOONER.
We will write to patients inviting them for their 2nd MMR.
If your child has missed the MMR vaccination or you have declined it in the past, but now want it, please contact the surgery.
You are entitled to have the MMR up to the age of 18 years.
When teenagers attend the surgery for their leaving school booster, we check to see if they have had 2 MMR vaccinations. If they have not had 2 doses, we can offer this to them at the same time
A & E
Did you know?… A & E should only be used in serious or life threatening situations.
There are other NHS Services to choose from for minor injuries/illnesses.
Take a look at ‘Know your NHS Services’ Parts 1 and 2 for a guide to choosing the right NHS Service.
WOULD YOU LIKE HELP TO STOP SMOKING?
If yes, please contact:
Telephone: 01332 641254
If you stop smoking you will:
• reduce your risk of illness, disability or death caused by cancer, heart disease and lung diseases.
• Protect the health of the people you care about by not making them breathe your secondhand smoke.
• Reduce the chances of your children suffering from asthma or glue ear.
• Improve your fertility and your chance of a healthy pregnancy and baby.
• Improve your breathing and general fitness. Enjoy the taste of food more.
Getting drunk is common at University. All of us like some fun but you may come across someone who faces life-threatening alcohol poisoning. Listed below are notes to indicate how to recognize the signs and what action to take.
Watch for these signs
- Excessive consumption; often with vomiting
- Taking other medication
- Semi-conscious or unconscious & unable to waken them
- Cold, clammy or blue skin
- Rate of breathing less than 12 times per minute, or 10 second pauses between breathes
- Vomiting whilst sleeping or passed out and not waking after vomiting
What action to take
- Never leave the person alone. It is NOT OK to let someone “sleep it off”.
- If you have been drinking get a sober person to help.
- Remain calm but be ready to get immediate medical help if needed.
- Place the person on their side, check pulse and breathing periodically.
- If they breath less than 12 times in a minute or stop breathing for 10 seconds or more, call 999.
- Try to wake them if they appear to be asleep. If you cannot waken them call 999.
- Look at their skin, if cold, pale, bluish in colour or sweaty, call 999.
- If vomiting, stay with them, try to keep them sitting up, if they insist on lying down, lay them on their side with their head turned to the side. If they choke call 999.
- Do NOT give food, it may cause choking.
- If you cannot keep the person awake, position them on their side in a fetal position. Place a pillow in the small of their back to prevent them from rolling out of this position. This is important to help prevent aspiration if the person should vomit. STAY WITH THE PERSON and wake them up frequently. Just because the person is sleeping doesn’t mean that the alcohol cannot get to the brain. Alcohol levels continue to rise, causing the person to become unconscious rather than asleep. If at any time you cannot wake the person up, CALL 999.
Any person that has altered consciousness, slowed respirations, or cool, pale skin is experiencing acute alcohol intoxication (alcohol poisoning). This is a medical emergency and you MUST get help.
DO NOT …..
- Laugh, make fun of, or provoke the person
- Exercise the person
- Allow the person to drive a car or ride a bicycle
- Give the person food, liquid, or drugs to sober them up
- Give the person a cold shower; the shock of the cold could cause unconsciousness
REMEMBER: THE ONLY THING THAT CAN SOBER A DRUNK IS TIME !!!
IF IN DOUBT “BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY” – CALL 999
Please feel free to print this page or remember where to find it if you need help
Citizens Advice & Law Centre: New Gateway Service Launched
This service will complement our face to face efforts and enable us to support an increased number of clients, particularly those who cannot access our centre in person. This will therefore provide an additional means of assistance to a variety of beneficiaries, such as those who are disabled, house bound or busy with work commitments. Furthermore, this will help to alleviate the pressure placed on our centre, which can only support a limited number of people in person each day.
Our Gateway service can be accessed at:http://calcderby.org/contactus. Alternatively, clients can visit our website , where a link to the service can be found on the right hand side, under ‘Opening Times’.
Have you been feeling deaf in one or both ears lately? Perhaps the ear feels full, or blocks after a shower. Do you suspect you have wax in your ears?
If so follow the advice below, no harm will ensue if you don’t have wax:-
- Make an appointment to see the practice nurse in 2 weeks time.
- For 1 week use warmed Olive Oil at least twice daily use 4-6 drops in the affected ear(s).
- For the 2nd week buy some Sodium Bicarbonate ear drops from the chemist. Use 4-6 drops at night in the affected ear(s). Do not use cotton wool.
In most cases the wax will have gone. When you see the nurse she will inspect your ears and syringe any remaining wax. If the nurse is concerned it will usually be possible to see a doctor at the same time.
Using a few drops of olive oil once a week after this may prevent a build up of more wax.