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INCREASED MUMPS INFECTIONS
Public Health England have noticed an increase in cases of suspected mumps within university students. You can protect yourself against mumps by making sure you have received two doses of the combined MMR vaccine (for mumps, measles and rubella).
If you are not sure whether or not you have had two doses of the MMR vaccine, please check with your parents first and then with your GP. If you have not had two doses of MMR vaccine, please make an appointment with your GP to get vaccinated. We still recommend two doses of MMR even if you have previously had single measles vaccine or measles and rubella vaccine.
Symptoms of mumps can include:
- joint pain
- feeling sick
- dry mouth
- mild abdominal pain
- feeling tired
- loss of appetite
- a high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F), or above
In about 1 in 3 cases, mumps doesn't cause any noticeable symptoms
Complications are rare but include swelling of the ovaries (oophoritis), swelling of the testes (orchitis), aseptic meningitis and deafness.
How the disease spreads: Mumps is spread in the same way as colds and flu – through infected droplets of saliva that can be inhaled or picked up from surfaces and transferred into the mouth or nose
A person is most contagious a few days before the symptoms develop and for a few days afterwards.
If you have mumps, you can help prevent it spreading by:
- regularly washing your hands with soap and water
- using and disposing of tissues when you sneeze
- avoiding school, work or university for at least 5 days after the onset of swelling
When to see your GP
It's important to contact your GP if you suspect mumps so a diagnosis can be made. While mumps isn't usually serious, the condition has similar symptoms to more serious types of infection, such as glandular fever and tonsillitis.
Let your GP know in advance if you're coming to the surgery, so they can take any necessary precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
Treatment for mumps
There's currently no cure for mumps, but the infection should pass within 1 or 2 weeks.
Treatment is used to relieve symptoms and includes:
- getting plenty of bed rest and fluids
- using painkillers, such as ibuprofen and paracetamol – aspirin shouldn't be given to children under 16
- applying a warm or cool compress to the swollen glands to help relieve pain
Further information on mumps is available from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/mumps/
Changes to the Online Services
You can now view your summary information and detailed coded records via Online Services. Please click here to view the leaflet or ask at reception for more information.
New Emergency Department now open, please see documents for more information
LRI Site Map
Accessing ED at LRI
Information for Patients
Friends and Family test is now LIVE
If you are a patient, or carer/relative of a register patients, you can now let us know how you rated your most recent experience of care here at the practice- just two short questions. Click here if you'd like to do this.
Keep Antibiotics Working
Keep Antibiotics Working
Antibiotics are medicines that treat bacterial infections by killing or preventing the spread of infections. They are only prescribed when:
- conditions are unlikely to clear up without them
- the condition could spread to others
- antibiotics could significantly speed up recovery
- the illness is serious.
Antibiotics are not prescribed for viral infections such as colds or flu because they are not effective in fighting these types of illnesses. Viral infections can be treated with a combination of self-care and over-the-counter medicines.
The message to local people, therefore, is that it is hugely important to use antibiotics properly, to keep yourself well this winter. Always make sure that your antibiotics have been prescribed to you, that you are taking the recommended dose and that they are in date.
If you have any questions about any of your antibiotic prescriptions, you should visit your local pharmacist. They will be able to answer any questions you have and give you advice.
If you believe that you have a bacterial infection, we recommend that you call NHS 111 or visit your local pharmacist for advice.
What you can do to help
- Don’t automatically ask for antibiotics, first seek advice from your pharmacist for over the counter medicines.
- If you are prescribed antibiotics, take them exactly as described, never save them for later and never share them with others.
- Spread the word – tell family and friends about antibiotic resistance. You can also become an antibiotic guardian.
- Tweet and share #KeepAntibioticsWorking
To watch the 'Keep Antibiotics Working YouTube video click here.
Flu information for Children aged 2, 3 or 4
Flu vaccinations are now available at the surgery for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Leaflets are available in the surgery explaining about the vaccination.
Information is available by clicking here.
You can speak to one of the nurses if you have any further questions.
Please contact the surgery to book an appointment with the nurse for your child's vaccination as soon as possible.
How are your health records used?
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Information Sharing and your Health records
Please click here for more information.
When should I worry about my child?
Click here for more advice about when to worry if your child is not very well.
NHS Health checks
Did you know that if you are between the ages of 40 and 74 you are eligible for a free NHS Health check. This is basically like an MOT to help prevent chronic disease.
Please contact the surgery on 0116 2227272 if you would like more information about this.
SHACC - Coil change info
Coil change and fit advice PDF