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Patients are quite rightly getting more and more frustrated at not getting what they want, when they want it! Please be assured that we are your advocates and we act in your best interests. But we do have to prescribe cost-effectively, and refer for medical reasons when we can't manage your problem, not simply for your peace of mind. You will not find a GP practice these days which will oblige your every wish without discussion!

 

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You may be asked for a photo for our records. This reduces problems where patients are mistaken for each other when they consult another GP within the practice. PHONE CALLS may be recorded for your protection.

 

Sickness Certificates

The first 7 days of sickness do not require a certificate from your GP. If your employer insists on a sickness form, complete a Self-Certification form, which can be found here

 

 

Childhood Vaccination Schedule

As a parent, you may not like seeing your baby or child being given an injection.

But vaccination will help protect them against a range of serious and potentially fatal diseases.

 There are 3 good reasons to have your child vaccinated:

  • vaccinations are quick, safe and extremely effective
  • once your child has been vaccinated against a disease, their body can fight it off better
  • if a child's not vaccinated, they're at higher risk of catching and becoming very ill from the illness

There will always be some children who are unprotected because:

  • they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons
  • they're too young to be vaccinated
  • the vaccine does not work (although this is rare)

 But if more parents have their children vaccinated, more children in the community will be protected against an illness, such as a measles outbreak

Can you overload a child's immune system?

You may be concerned that too many vaccines at a young age could "overload" your child's immune system, but this really is not the case.

Studies have shown that vaccines do not weaken a child's immune system.

As soon as a baby is born, they come into contact with a huge number of different bacteria and viruses every day, and their immune system copes well.

The bacteria and viruses used in vaccines are weakened or killed, and there are far fewer of them than the natural bugs that babies and children come into contact with.

In fact, if a child was given 11 vaccines all at the same time, it would only use a thousandth of their immune system.

Find out about vaccine safety

Read these articles to find out more about vaccine safety, plus the risks and benefits:

What to expect after vaccinations

Benefits & Risk of Vaccination

Is vaccination safe?

Vaccine ingredients

Using paracetamol after Men B vaccine

Vaccinations myths & truths

 
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