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IF YOU NEED URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION OUTSIDE OUR USUAL OPENING HOURS TELEPHONE 111

HELP US TO HELP YOU!

We often experience a high demand for our services, particularly in the mornings, and especially on Mondays. We would very much appreciate your assistance in trying to manage this and help to free the telphone lines for other important matters. If you need to order a prescription please try to avoid ringing in the mornings, escpecially on a Monday.

We have a dedicated prescription line (01432 265269) which is available 9am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm Monday to Friday. You may also wish to consider one of the following alternative ways to order your repeat prescriptions: 

1. Order on-line using the link above to online services 

2. Complete the right hand side of your prescription and deposit it in the wall mounted prescription box at the surgery.

Please remember to allow 2 working days before collecting your prescription.

Thank you for your assistance.

 

 

Blandford Fly Bites

As the weather starts to get warmer, it is likely that we will see more cases of Blandford fly bites across the county. 

The Blandford fly is a 2 to 3mm bloodsucking black fly, which lives near areas of water and gives a particularly nasty and painful bite.  The fly normally bites ankles and legs, as it flies low to the ground and is most common during May and June.

We encourage people to take precautions if they’re out and about on our rivers and streams, especially over the forthcoming bank holiday weekends, by covering up and using a good quality insect repellent.  If you do get bitten, it can often feel very uncomfortable with swelling, blistering, joint pain and sometimes a high temperature.  However, there’s normally no need to visit a GP. 

“If you do feel unwell after a bite, please call NHS 111 or visit your local pharmacy for advice on how to ease your discomfort.  For the majority of people, the symptoms will only last a few days before clearing up.”

If you get bitten:

    1. Clean the bite area and dry gently
    2. Don't scratch the bite, as this can lead to infection
    3. Apply a cold compress or calamine lotion
    4. Antihistamine creams are not recommended, as they can sometimes cause skin reactions
    5. Cover large blisters with a dry dressing
    6. If bites are on the lower limbs, there may be swelling of the ankles and feet for several days. Don't worry about this, simply rest with your feet supported on a stool

    You should seek medical advice if you have:

    1. Discomfort, swelling or red lines in the groin or armpit
    2. A fever
    3. A spreading redness or hotness around the bite which lasts longer than 3 days

    A link to this information is available here:

     Blandford Fly bites on the increase in Herefordshire - how to protect yourself - Herefordshire Council

     

     



     
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