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Alvaston Medical Centre
Alvaston Medical Centre 14 Boulton Lane Alvaston Derby DE24 0GE
Tel: 01332 755990
Fax: 01332 861601 or 01332 758403
Out of Hours: 111
Check out our News page for all the latest information. Alvaston Medical Centre will close today (4th May 2018) at 6:30PM and reopen as normal on Tuesday 8th May at 8:00AM. If you have an URGENT medical query over the bank holiday weekend, please call 111. In case of a medical EMERGENCY, call 999.
DID YOU KNOW YOU DON'T ALWAYS HAVE TO SEE A GP??



Ask your pharmacist first

Pharmacists are expert in many aspects of healthcare and can offer advice on a wide range of long-term conditions and common illnesses such as coughs, colds and stomach upsets. You don’t need an appointment and many have private consultation areas, so they are a good first port of call. Your pharmacist will refer you to your GP practice if they think you need it.
 

The pharmacy can help me with:

Athlete’s foot

Bacterial conjunctivitis

Constipation

Dental pain

Diarrhoea

Earache

Haemorrhoids

Hay fever

Head lice

Insect bites/stings

Sore throat

Teething

Temperature/fever

Threadworms

Thrush


Stay Well This Winter

 Winter conditions can be seriously bad for our health, especially for young children, people aged 65 or over, and people with long-term conditions. We want to help protect you and those you care for.

Click below to find some of the services available to you in your area:




Winter health advice

Cold weather doesn’t have to go hand in hand with illness. Here are some simple things you can do to help yourself stay well this winter.
 
Keep warm – this may help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes and pneumonia.
 
Eat well – food gives you energy, which helps to keep you warm. So, try to have regular hot meals and drinks throughout the day.
 
Get the flujab at your GP practice – flu vaccination is offered free of charge to people who are at risk, pregnant women, carers and some young children to ensure that they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications. If you get it at your GP practice, we can make sure your records are up-to-date.



Common winter illnesses

Colds – to ease the symptoms of a cold, drink plenty of fluids and try to rest. Steam inhalation and vapour rubs can also help. Prevent colds from spreading by washing your hands thoroughly, cleaning surfaces regularly and always sneeze and cough into tissues, throwing them away after use. Find out more about treating colds

 

Sore throats – a sore throat is almost always caused by a viral infection, such as a cold. Try not to eat or drink anything that’s too hot, as this could further irritate your throat; cool or warm drinks and cool, soft foods should go down easier. Find out more about treating sore throats
 

Asthma – a range of weather-related triggers can set off asthma symptoms, including cold air. Covering your nose and mouth with a warm scarf when you’re out can help.n Find out more about treating asthma
 

Norovirus – this is also known as the winter vomiting bug, although it can cause diarrhoea too. The main thing to do to is drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. You can also take paracetamol for any aches, pains or fever. Find out more about treating norovirus
 

Flu – if you’re 65 or over, have a long-term health condition such as diabetes or kidney disease, flu can be life-threatening, so it’s important to seek help early. However, if you’re generally fit and healthy, the best treatment is to rest, stay warm and drink plenty of water. Find out more about treating flu

 


Getting help

If you’re not sure which NHS service you need, call 111. An adviser will ask you questions to assess your symptoms and then give you the advice you need, or direct you straightaway to the best service for you in your area.

Find your nearest services on NHS Choices including your nearest urgent care options.

 

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