Keep antibiotics working.
Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics do not work on viral infections such as colds and flu, most coughs, sore throats, earache and cases of sinusitis. Viral infections can be treated with a combination of self-care and over the counter medicines. Ask your community pharmacist for the best way to treat symptoms of a viral infection.
Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them might make you feel worse as you may experience side effects such as an upset tummy. It also puts you and your family at risk, and encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. This means that antibiotics may not work when you need them next time. Always take the advice of your doctor, nurse or healthcare professional on antibiotics.
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Seasonal Flu Vaccinations are now available at the Surgery.
Please book your appointment if your are over 65 or in one of the at risk categories.
Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:
- people aged 65 or over,
- people with a serious medical condition
- if you are pregnant
- people living in a residential or nursing home
- the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
- healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care
For more information on flu immunisation, including background information on the vaccine and how you can get the jab, see Seasonal flu jab
Early Bird Appointments.
You can now see a Healthcare professionals early mornings in certain circumstances. These appointments are available during the following times:
- Weekday Mornings: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Veteran Friendly Practice.
Broom Leys Surgery has been accredited a veteran friendly GP practice.
Click here to download the Veterans leaflet