APPOINTMENT BOOKING CHANGES

*Click on title above to read in full* … Thank you to all patients who have provided feedback regarding the Klinik triage system.  Due to the information received we have decided to move on from Klinik and adapt a new telephone based triage system with appointments bookable on the day. This will take effect from Wednesday 22nd November 2023.

Group A Strep & Scarlet Fever

You may have seen in the news and online stories about Group A Strep.

The latest data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows that scarlet fever cases continue to remain higher than we would typically see at this time of year.

Scarlet fever is a contagious infection that mostly affects young children. It’s easily treated with antibiotics.

The first signs of scarlet fever can be flu-like symptoms, including a high temperature, a sore throat and swollen neck glands (a large lump on the side of your neck).