Sore throats are common in children and teenagers. This is because young people have not built up immunity against many of the viruses and bacteria that can cause sore throats.
Sore throats are often caused by viruses, as with coughs and colds, so the advice is normally to rest and take plenty of fluids. Only where persistent flu-like symptoms, pus on the tonsils and large glands in the neck are present might antibiotics be prescribed.
Dr David Lightwing, who has worked in the practice for 19 years, has now retired and we wish him well in the future. We are also pleased to announce that Dr Tim Longmore has now taken on the role of Senior Partner for the practice.
In addition to overseeing prescription management systems, Andy will be providing appointments for medication reviews and will also be available to answer any medicines related queries by telephone.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice, the required disclosure is shown within this article.
The surgery will be open on alternate Monday evenings (until 8pm) from January 2017, starting on Monday 16th January.