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The Surgery will be closed on the 25th & 26th of December 2014 and the 1st & 2nd of January 2015. We will reopen on Monday the 5th January 2015 at 8am.

If you require urgent medical advice or attention when we are CLOSED Please contact NHS 24 on 111 

Flu Vaccines

Flu Vaccines are now in stock, clinics will be held on Friday afternoons. Please telephone reception to make an appointment.

Shingles Vaccination

Free shingles vaccines are available to all people who were aged 70 on the 1st September with a catch up programme for 78 and 79 year olds (again on the 1st Septmeber).

Please contact reception if you would like to check eligibility or to make an appointment.

Concerns over Cold Callers

Please click on the link above for more information about Premier Health Care. A number of complaints from patients in the Kelso area indicating that they have received phone calls from this company seeking to recruit them to a private arrangement for management of chronic health care problems such as COPD, arthritis etc. We would remind our patients to be careful about divulging personal or medical information to these companies.
The Police have been informed of this situation.
 

New NHS 24 Number

111, the NEW, free number for NHS 24.

 

Evenings and Weekends  

Out of hours medical care is organised by NHS Borders. If you require urgent medical advice or attention out of hours (between 6.00 pm and 8.00 am Monday to Friday and 6.00 pm Friday to 8.00 am Monday) please telephone  NHS 24 on 111.

Test Results

We would ask that you check the results of any blood tests by ringing the surgery between 2.00 and 4.00 pm. Most blood and urine results take one week to come back and be interpreted by the doctor. Some blood tests results may take up to four weeks if they involve more complicated analysis. If you need to book a test, please phone (01361) 883373. 

Cancelling your Appointment

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

 

NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments

See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.


Childrens Health

There is a good guide on the NHS website which describes various conditions affecting children.  There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be consulted.

NHS childhood illness slideshow


When Should I Worry?

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.

Download the booklet


Fevers

Most symptoms of a fever in young children can be managed at home with infant paracetamol. If the fever is very high, they may have an infection that needs treating with antibiotics.  

 


Head Lice

Head lice are insects that live on the scalp and neck. They may make your head feel itchy. Although head lice may be embarrassing and sometimes uncomfortable, they don't usually cause illness. However, they won't clear up on their own and you need to treat them promptly


Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis) are fairly common, especially in children, and can generally be easily treated.


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

 
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