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We are pleased to announce that Dr Henry Seddon will be joining Balance Street Practice on the 1st April 2018. If you have received a letter as of the 1st April 2018 you will be registered with Dr Seddon.

Dr Trewin and Dr Burton are reducing to Part-time as a job share. Dr Seddon will be looking after half of each of their lists. He is an experienced GP and well known to the Partners and we are looking forward to him joining the team.

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Deciding which health service to use when you need urgent or emergency care can be confusing.

Treating yourself at home:

Treating yourself or self care is the best way to treat very minor illnesses, ailments and injuries. This can cover a range of common illnesses such as coughs, colds, sore throats and upset stomachs and is a good way to ensure you can prevent minor illnesses becoming worse.

Your local pharmacy:

Your local pharmacy can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses without having to wait for a GP appointment or go to your walk-in centre / Accident and Emergency Department. Many pharmacies are open longer hours into the evenings and weekends to accomodate you.

Your GP & Out of Hours Service:

If you have an illness or injury that will not go away or gets worse, make an appointment with your GP. They provide a range of services and can prescribe medication suitable for your illness. When absolutely necessary, a GP can arrange to visit you at home.

Your local walk-in centre:

Walk-in centres, minor injuries and urgent care centres offer an alternative access for treatment of a range of minor illnesses and injuries. Local opening times may vary.

NHS 111:

NHS 111 provides confidential health advice and information by telephone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Experienced call handlers will assess the condition and advise you where to go for help; make a GP appointment for you or despatch an ambulance in the case of an emergency.

Keep A&E free for emergencies:

Attending the A&E / Emergency department or calling 999 for an ambulance should only be used in a critical of life-threatening situation.

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