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Strep A advice

What should parents look out for?

Strep A infections cause various symptoms such as sore throat, fever, rash, chills and muscle aches.

Signs of sepsis, call 999

  • your child is having difficulty breathing – you may notice grunting noises or their tummy sucking under their ribs

  • there are pauses when your child breathes

  • your child’s skin, tongue, or lips are blue

  • your child is floppy and will not wake up or stay awake

 

Possible signs of sepsis, take to A&E:

  •      temperature >38 degrees and not resolving with Calpol/Nurofen

  •      if drowsy/less alert

  •      your child has had a dry nappy, or not passed urine for 6 hours

 

Contact NHS 111 or your GP if:

  • your child is getting worse

  • your child is feeding or eating much less than normal

  • your baby is under 3 months and has a temperature of 38C, or is older than 3 months and has a temperature of 39C or higher

  • your baby feels hotter than usual when you touch their back or chest, or feels sweaty

  • your child is very tired or irritable

  • signs of dehydration – dry mouth, strong urine

Update on Premises Options in Seaford - The Shore Bar - 30/11/22

The GP practices in Seaford have been working together to improve the provision of healthcare premises. The Practices remain dedicated to providing healthcare for the Seaford population and need to ensure we have appropriate premises to do so.  

The Old School Surgery GP Partners have decided at personal risk, to invest in The Shore bar as a possible solution for the healthcare needs of Seaford.   

We hope to be using The Shore bar as a medium-term solution whilst the NHS and wider partners look at long-term options.   

We will share further information as soon as we have updates on our website news page.  

Regards  

Dr Joe Ljevar (on behalf of Old School Surgery) 

COVID Vaccinations – Autumn Booster 2022 

South Downs Health and Care GP Federation will continue to provide COVID vaccinations from the Crumbles Vaccination Centre - The Crumbles, Pevensey Bay Rd, Eastbourne BN23 6JH.  

There may also be some local Pharmacy options for COVID Vaccinations.

Booking opens on 7th September 2022 with Clinics starting on 12th September 2022.  

Booking online - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Book by calling 119 if you are unable to use the online booking service.  

Booking will initially be for those over 75 years old. In due course booking will open to those who are over 65 years old and immunocompromised patients. Finally, all patients over 50 years old will be invited to book at a later date. Eligibility can be checked using the above booking link.  

Housebound patients will be contacted directly by the COVID Vaccination team between October and December 2022.  

Should you have any queries relating to COVID Vaccinations you should call 119, the Old School Surgery practice team will not be able to assist with COVID Vaccine queries.  

 Patient Participation Group

We hold a regular Patient Participation Group meetings to discuss ideas about how to improve our services.

The group is made up of patients across our branches and they help us with ideas, collating survey results and obtaining views from our patients.

This group is important at driving the practice forward, and we are always looking for new members who want to get involved.

If you would be interested in joining the group, please pass your name and contact details to one of our reception team or contact the PPG via their email address - oldschoolpatients@outlook.com 

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