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December Newsletter Posted on 6 Dec 2019


 The surgery will be closed on the following days

  • Fri 25th and Mon 28th  December 2015
  • Fri 1st  and Mon 4th January 2016

 The surgery will be open as usual on Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday of each week. However, it will be very busy on these days so please do not book an appointment unless your problem cannot wait until the festive period is over. We will increase the number of, “on the day appointments,” to accommodate more urgent problems on these days.

Please check that you will have sufficient repeat prescriptions to last over the holiday period.

The surgery will be covered by NHS24 during the festive period. NHS24 can be contacted on 111. The GP out of hours clinic at the Victoria is NOT a walk in centre. If you need to be seen you must call NHS24 first. Patients who arrive without calling cause increased waiting times for all patients at the centre. If the problem is very urgent such as chest pain, loss of consciousness, severe breathlessness then it would be more appropriate to dial 999. If it is due to a fall which might require an XRay then you should go to the Minor Injuries Unit at the New Victoria- opening hours 9am-9pm.   

Flu Jag

There is still time to have your flu jag. It is available for all patients over 65 years of age and patients under this age who have kidney problems, Diabetes, angina or MI, stroke or TIA and COPD and children 2-5. It is also available to those with asthma on a steroid inhaler as well as immunocompromised patients and those who are carers. It is recommended for pregnant women who are more susceptible to flu. Pregnant women should also receive the whooping cough vaccine from 28 weeks pregnancy to protect the baby from whooping cough after birth.

From a medical website, a selection of entries in medical notes

  • I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy
  • Patient has left his white blood cells at another hospital
  • Patient was released from the out patient department without dressing
  • On the 2nd day the knee was better and on the 3rd day it disappeared altogether
  • The patient has been depressed ever since she began seeing me in 1993
  • Discharge status. Alive but without permission
  • The patient was in his usual good state of health until his aeroplane crashed
  • While in casualty she was examined, X-rated and sent home
  • The patient refused an autopsy
  • When she fainted her eyes rolled around the room
  • Rectal exam revealed a normal sized thyroid (gland in neck!)
  • Coming from Detroit, this man has no children
  • The patient was to have a bowel resection. However he took a job as a stockbroker instead.
  • Patient seen by Dr A, who felt that we should sit on the abdomen and I agree.
  • Large brown stool ambulating in the hall
  • Patient has two teenage children but no other abnormalities.
  • By the time he was admitted his rapid heart had stopped and he was feeling better
  • The patient expired on the floor uneventfully
  • The patient is tearful and crying constantly. He also appears to be depressed.
  • The patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch
  • He is numb from his toes down
  • She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life until she got a divorce.

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