Strep A/Scarlet Fever Information

Understandably we are getting lots of calls about children with potential Scarlet Fever / Strep A symptoms.

Yesterday the Duty Team was extremely busy with this and saw 15 children, over and above what we would normally have coming through. We therefore kindly ask during these extremely busy times that you only contact the surgery for URGENT cases when needing to be spoken to/seen by a Clinician from our EMERGENCY on the day Duty Team. All cases will be triaged & treated in priority of urgency by a clinician. If your case is deemed inappropriate for the Duty Team, the Receptionist Team will contact you to make a more appropriate appointment. Please do not be rude to the Receptionist as they are only doing what the Clinicians have asked them to do.

For worried parents/guardians please see the link below which gives some really useful information about Scarlet Fever symptoms and when to seek help from A&E immediately and when to contact GP / 111.

https://www.nenc-healthiertogether.nhs.uk/parentscarers/worried-your-child-unwell/scarlet-fever

Thank you for your continued support & understanding.

WGMP

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

If you have a high temperature, new continuous cough or a loss of, or change in your normal sense of taste or smell please do not attend the surgery.

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