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NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments

See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.

Childrens Health

There is a good guide on the NHS website which describes various conditions affecting children.  There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be consulted.

NHS childhood illness slideshow

When Should I Worry?

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.

Download the booklet


Most symptoms of a fever in young children can be managed at home with infant paracetamol. If the fever is very high, they may have an infection that needs treating with antibiotics.  


Head Lice

Head lice are insects that live on the scalp and neck. They may make your head feel itchy. Although head lice may be embarrassing and sometimes uncomfortable, they don't usually cause illness. However, they won't clear up on their own and you need to treat them promptly


Nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis) are fairly common, especially in children, and can generally be easily treated.

These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice


CALL 111 when it's less urgent than 999 (click here for guide to services)


Where should I go for help?


Wasted appointments

In October alone, the practice lost 37 hours of clinician appointment time due to patients not attending their appointments and not letting us know so that we could rebook other patients in their place. This is the equivalent of 1 full working week.

Please consider the effect that not attending your appointments may have on other patients and the availability of appointments in general.

We really appreciate being told as soon as posisble if you cannot attend, as we can reuse your appointment for another patient in need.


Flu vaccine

Still available, it's not too late! Please call if you think you are eligible to book.


Travel vaccines

Please let us know well in advance if you are planning a holiday and think you may require travel vaccines. All travel vaccines have to be paid for prior to the nurse appointment.


Citizens Advice Sessions 

are available from the Surgery, please call 01335 300588 for further information.


Telephone Numbers!

Do we have your uptodate contact numbers?

We may need to speak to you in an Emergency so please make sure we have your numbers.


Are you a Carer?

Please let reception know, we may be able to offer you support or advice


Patient Group

Would you like to have your say? Come along to our Patient Group, everyone welcome! Speak to reception for further details.

Next Meeting date 13th January 2014 6pm


Bereavement Support

We have bereavement workers in the Ashbourne Area available for home visits. For further details please ask at reception for a leaflet.


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