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PLEASE NOTE COGGESHALL SURGERY IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENT REGISTRATIONS.  WE WILL UPDATE OUR WEBSITE ACCORDINGLY.


SEE OUR NEW ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING SERVICE


 

NB appropriate bookings with doctors include

Illness

Suspected illness

Follow up to previous appointment/lab results

Medication review.

 

Appropriate bookings with nurse

Smears

Childhood/baby immunisations.

Pill check

Dressings, removal of sutures

Ear syringe

Suspected urinary infection

Travel immunisation

Chronic disease management

 

Minor surgery, coil removal or insertion CANNOT be booked online

 

If you need medical help outside surgery hours please ring 01376 561242 and you will be given the out of hours number for NHS 111 which is 111.  For real emergencies use Accident and Emergency.

Please try and use NHS services wisely, thank you.

 

 

STOP SMOKING CAMPAIGN - Provide the community service provider are working with the practice and will be contacting patients in regard to stop smoking.  If you need any help with stopping smoking Castle Pharmacy in Coggeshall also have their own advisors.



 

Childrens' Immunisations

Vaccinations and Immunisations recommended by the Department of Health are given by the Practice Nurse during morning surgery. They may only be given when there is a doctor on the premises.

Please note:

The child must be accompanied by a parent or the legal guardian and
the child's personal health record book must be brought to the appointment
or the vaccination/immunisation will NOT be given.


MEASURES TO CONTROL A CHILD'S TEMPERATURE FOLLOWING childimmunise2IMMUNISATION

A rise in temperature sometimes occurs after any of the immunisations. This may occur in the first 24 to 48 hours, but in the case of MMR may occur about a week after the vaccination. If this occurs, follow the instructions below:

  • Avoid over-wrapping and over-dressing
  • Give extra clear fluids
  • Paracetamol suspension (120mg in 5ml) e.g. Calpol, Disprol, may be given in the doses shown below to help bring down your child's temperature. Most products come with a double measuring spoon, a small spoon (2.5ml) at one end and a large spoon (5ml) at the other.

AGEDOSE
2-3 monthsOne small (2.5ml) spoonful to be given ONCE only. Contact your doctor before giving any more doses
3 months-1 yearOne or two small (2.5ml) spoonfuls every four to six hours*
1-5 yearsOne or two large (5ml) spoonfuls every four to six hours.*
6-12 yearsTwo to four large (5ml) spoonfuls every four to six hours.*
* Do not give more than four doses in 24 hours

If your child's temperature persists please contact your doctor.


CHILD WITH A TEMPERATURE - ADDITIONAL ADVICE

The measures above will help you to bring your child's temperature down, to avoid a convulsion, and make the child feel better.

Note: You will not make your child worse if you take him or her in a pram or car to see the doctor. Sometimes the fresh air makes feverish children feel better.

A child develops a temperature in response to an infection. Usually the child will get over the infection without antibiotics. Most childhood infections are caused by viruses, which do not respond to antibiotics.

A few children, usually under five years old, will have a convulsion with a high temperature: the child suddenly shakes all over then becomes very still. The convulsion should subside in less than five minutes. Lie the child on its side and stay with him/her. Telephone the doctor.

 
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