Virtual PRG
School Road, Mawsley,
Kettering, NN14 1SN
enquiries@mawsleymedical.co.uk
Telephone us on  01536 791300

IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION

 

ARE YOU A CARER?

Why not join Mawsley and Broughton Carers Group?

You will be able to chat with other carers over tea or coffee and hear from relevant speakers who understand the challenges you face. 

 

Next meeting will be in January and will be advertised here.

All welcome - you do not need to be a patient.

 

IF YOU ARE CALLING TO REQUEST BLOOD RESULTS PLEASE CALL AFTER 10AM TO ALLOW THE STAFF TO DEAL WITH CALLS REQUESTING SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS - THANK YOU

Practice closure dates for staff training - Surgery and dispensary will close at 12pm on these days 

 

 

5 December

16 January 2019

13 February 2019

13 March 2019

3 April 2019

15 May 2019

12 June 2019

10 July 2019

11 September 2019

9 October 2019

13 November 2019

4 December 2019

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HEALTH EDUCATIONAL TALKS ? SIGN UP AT www.kgh.nhs.uk/for-members/ or email membership.manager@kgh.nhs.uk

TALKS AVAILABLE ON GOUT, ORTHOPEDICS, 120 YEARS OF KGH, ARTHRITUS, CARDIOLOGY

SURGERY OPENING TIMES
Monday 8AM - 6PM
Tuesday 8AM - 6PM
Wednesday 8AM - 6PM
Thursday 8AM - 7.30PM
Friday 8AM - 6PM
We are closed at weekends
DISPENSARY OPENING TIMES
Monday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Tuesday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Wednesday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Thursday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Friday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
We are closed at weekends

 

Fever

Introduction
Fever is a raised body temperature of over 37 °C (98.4 °F).


Symptoms
If your child has a fever their body temperature will be higher than normal. Fever is the body’s natural reaction when infections make us ill. It helps us to fight the infection.


Treatment: What you can do for yourself
If your child has a fever, then watch carefully for any further symptoms. If your child is not its normal self then give your child sugar free Paediatric Paracetamol. Read the instructions on the pack very carefully.

  • Give children aged 3 months to 2 years 120mg (every 4 hours)
  • Give children aged 2-6 years 240mg (every 4 hours)
  • Paracetamol can take up to one and a half hours to work.

*******DO NOT GIVE YOUR CHILD MORE THAN THE DOSE WRITTEN ON THE PACK UNLESS ADVISED BY YOUR DOCTOR***********

Contact your doctor if:

Children over 1 year

  • Your child is confused or drowsy, whatever its temperature
  • Your child is vomiting (being sick) all the time
  • Your child has a fever and diarrhoea or vomiting or does not want to drink, after 24 hours
  • You think your child is in pain
  • Your child is short of breath
  • Your child shows any sign of neck cramp or pain when bending the head, or vomits all the time
  • Your child has a rash that doesn’t blanch, pale hands and feet.

Babies

  • The soft spot on your baby’s head (fontanella) is tight or bulging
  • Your baby is being very sick (not just possetting)
  • Your baby is not drinking very much
  • Your baby has a fit or convulsion
  • Your baby has a high temperature that does not go away after 2 days. Speak to your doctor about this even if the baby seems to be normal and is drinking enough.

Febrile Convulsion (fit)
A fever that rises quickly may bring about a febrile convulsion. This is more often known as a fit. If this is the first episode call an ambulance. Gently place your child on its side or stomach, with the head down and to one side. 

http://patient.info/health/feverhigh-temperature-in-children