MMR vaccinations for Children

Measles is highly infectious and can be passed on even before a rash appears.

Make sure your child is protected from becoming seriously unwell from measles by making sure they are up to date with their MMR vaccinations. You can check your child’s red book and make an appointment with the practice nurse to catch up on any missed doses.

STOP SMOKING SERVICE

Please see below for information on where you can attend for stop smoking services.

BREAST SCREENING 2023

PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR YOUR INVITE LETTER AND APPOINTMENT DETAILS

Booking appointments online!

You can now book Smears and Asthma review appointments online through the MyGP app or patient access app.

To download Patient Access click this link – Patient Access – GP appointments & prescriptions online

To download MyGP click this link – Book Doctor’s Appointment | myGP

If you are asked to enter a access code / linkage key please visit the surgery with some photo I.D and our reception staff will be more than happy to assist.

Strep A/ Scarlet Fever

Scarlet fever is an infectious disease caused by bacteria called Streptococcus pyogenes, or group A streptococcus (GAS).

Symptoms will develop 2-5 days after infection. The symptoms of Strep A/ scarlet fever are flu like, including a sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting. Followed by a fine red rash often first appearing on the chest and stomach, rapidly spreading to other parts of the body. On darker-pigmented skin, the scarlet rash may not be as visible, but it should feel like ‘sandpaper’. The face can be flushed red and pale around the mouth.

Many viruses are circulating this winter, like flu. Reducing these viruses through vaccination can help protect against GAS outbreaks.

How to stop the spread scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is very infectious therefore, to reduce the chance of spreading scarlet fever:

Do

  • wash your hands often with soap and water
  • use tissues to trap germs from coughs or sneezes
  • bin used tissues as quickly as possible

Don’t

  • do not share cutlery, cups, towels, clothes, bedding or baths with anyone who has symptoms of scarlet fever

If you think you, or your child, have scarlet fever:

  • Contact your GP or NHS 111 as soon as possible
  • make sure that you or your child take(s) the complete antibiotics prescribed, even if you or your child will feel better soon after starting the course of antibiotics, it must be completed to ensure that you do not carry the bacteria in your throat after you have recovered
  • stay at home, away from nursery, school or work for a minimum of 24 hours after starting the antibiotic treatment, to avoid spreading the infection

Further information

If you would like more information about scarlet fever, please visit the NHS.UK website.

Minor Eye Conditions Service

Did you know you can now attend a MECS appointment for eye issues within Blackburn with Darwen? Just call one of the below opticians for more info:

REGISTER PREGNANCY ONLINE

https://elht.nhs.uk/services/maternity-and-newborn-services/notes

There is now an updated process for registering your pregnancy with the NHS Midwives. The registration process is now done online, the old number 01282 804512 is now an automated service directing you to the link above.

If you have any issues with this please do not hesitate to contact the surgery.

BwD Public Health Website

Homepage – Be Well BWD

Follow the link above for the new Blackburn with Darwen public health website. The page provides vital information for all commissioned BwD healthcare services, as well as guidance and signposting towards relevant services across the borough.