MAJOR IT ISSUES!!

FRIDAY 19TH JULY 2024. GOOD MORNING, THERE’S A WORLDWIDE CYBER ATTACK ON MAJOR IT SYSTEMS AT THE MOMENT WHICH IS PREVENTING THE PRACTICE FROM USING OUR CLINICAL SYSTEMS OR ACCESSING MEDICAL RECORDS. THIS MEANS WE ARE UNABLE TO PROCESS MEDICATION REQUESTS, BLOOD TESTS ETC. MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/cnk4jdwp49et WE ARE STILL RECEIVING TELEPHONE

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Group A Strep & Scarlet Fever

You may have seen in the news and online stories about Group A Strep.

The latest data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows that scarlet fever cases continue to remain higher than we would typically see at this time of year.

Scarlet fever is a contagious infection that mostly affects young children. It’s easily treated with antibiotics.

The first signs of scarlet fever can be flu-like symptoms, including a high temperature, a sore throat and swollen neck glands (a large lump on the side of your neck).