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

 

Influenza

Introduction
Influenza or flu is a viral illness often occurring in outbreaks (epidemic)


Symptoms
It starts with a (39 °C/102 °F to 40 °C/104 °F) fever, headache, muscle aches and high temperature/chestiness. Flu cannot be treated with antibiotics. Flu is not usually dangerous, the fever generally disappears after 3 to 5 days. It may take up to two weeks before full recovery. Flu can lead to middle ear infection and other bacterial illness, or rarely pneumonia. These can be treated by your doctor. Anti-influenza vaccinations are available to people in high-risk groups. These are people who have difficulty in combating flu because they have other diseases.

High-risk groups include:

  • People with chronic bronchial disorders
  • People with cystic fibrosis
  • People with chronic heart disorders
  • Pregnant women
  • Very old people (over 80)
  • People with Diabetes
  • People with kidney diseases
  • People with liver diseases
  • People with reduced resistance, for example when undergoing chemotherapy or oral steroid treatment.

Treatment: What you can do for yourself

Adults & Children over 12 years
Drink plenty of fluid.
Keep the room well ventilated and sleep with the window open. Adults can take paracetamol for headache, this also reduces the fever. Take 1-2 Ibuprofen (200-400mg) every 4-6 hours for muscular pain. Try to avoid infecting other people. Cover the mouth and nose when you sneeze. Wash the hands regularly; this prevents droplet spread of infection (germs spreading through the air). 

http://patient.info/health/influenza-and-flu-like-illness