This week is the rotation of Trainee GP's. We say to goodbye to Dr Sneddon and Dr Nhlane and welcome Dr Mary Giltinane who will be with us until February 2018.
We also welcome our new doctor Dr Amanda Michlewski who left us in February and has returned to join the Practice permanently.
EMERGENCY ON THE DAY APPOINTMENTS
You will now be asked for a brief description of your medical problem. This will allow the Receptionist to make sure you see the right Clinician. It will be a 5 minute appointment for the emergency that has arisen on the day. If you have any other medical issues you need to discuss, you will need to make a routine appointment. It is important that you call as early as possible as if you leave it too late in the day you may got an appointment.
MEDICINE SICK DAY RULES
When you are unwell with any of the following:
- Vomiting or diarrhoea (unless only minor)
- Fevers, sweats and shaking
Then STOP taking the medicines listed below:
- ACE Inhibitors: medicine names ending in "pril eg lisinopril, perindopril, ramipril
- ARBs: medicines names ending in "sartan" eg. losartan, candesartan, valsartan
- NSAIDs: anti-flammatory pain killers eg. ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen
- Diuretics: sometimes called "water pills" eg. furosemide, spironolactone, indapamide, bendroflumethiazide
- Metformin: a medicine for Diabetes
Restart when you are well (after 24-48 hours of eating and drinking normally) If you are in any doubt, contact your pharmacist, GP or Nurse