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All of our patients have an accountable named GP who is responsible for overall care. If you are unsure who this is please ask next time you visit the practice. If you have a preference to which GP that is please contact the practice.


Furzton Medical centre will introduce a new role of a nurse practitioner from April 2016 , if you have a minor illness we would recommend first you speak to your local pharmacy and if required book an appointment with our nurse practitioner there are a number of conditions she is able to prescribe for please check with reception upon booking.

Do we have your upto date contact details ? please ensure you provide the practice with any changes

Self Care and medicines

Heatwave planning issued until September 15th 2018 - please see advice below

keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm

if you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat

and light scarf

avoid extreme physical exertion

wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes

Cool yourself down:

have plenty of cold drinks, and avoid excess alcohol, caffeine and hot drinks

eat cold foods, particularly salads and fruit with a high water content

take a cool shower, bath or body wash

sprinkle water over the skin or clothing, or keep a damp cloth on the back of your neck

Keep your environment cool:

keeping your living space cool is especially important for infants, the elderly or those

with chronic health conditions or who can’t look after themselves

place a thermometer in your main living room and bedroom to keep a check on the


keep windows that are exposed to the sun closed during the day, and open windows

at night when the temperature has dropped

close curtains that receive morning or afternoon sun, however, care should be taken

with metal blinds and dark curtains, as these can absorb heat – consider replacing or

putting reflective material in-between them and the window space

turn off non-essential lights and electrical equipment – they generate heat

keep indoor plants and bowls of water in the house as evaporation helps cool the air

if possible, move into a cooler room, especially for sleeping

electric fans may provide some relief, if temperatures are below 35°C2

Not all medicines can be supplied on NHS prescription

For minor illness appointments please ensure you have spoken to your local pharmacist and used Self care first . NHS Choices offers advice on various conditions and how long your illness will be expected to last . Please think SELF CARE prior to booking with a clinician

Self Care Information

Self care is important you can access all kinds of advice through the links below including how long common illnesses should be expected to last until you start to feel an improvement

If you are generally healthy and suffering from cold / flu / sickness please speak to your pharmacist or 111 before coming into the surgery to minimise the spread of viruses.

Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website