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Flu Clinics
We are planning our next round of COVID/Flu vaccinations for September/October 2022.

The provisional dates for these are:

Saturday 24th September

Saturday 15th October

Saturday 22nd October

These clinics will be run from Banwell Surgery. We will be sending out letters/texts inviting you to these clinic in due course , so please do not ring the Practice before you have received these.
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The AskMyGP system closes to online requests once we have filled our appointments for routine requests. If your need is urgent, please call the practice to arrange an urgent appointment.
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Winscombe & Banwell Family Practice is part of the Pier Health Group, a super partnership of GP practices working together to share knowledge, skill and resources.

Together we are committed to transforming healthcare in Weston-super-Mare, Worle and the surrounding areas. 

Group A Streptococcus - Information for families and carers of children

You may have seen reports about a higher-than-usual level of Group A streptococcus (GAS) infections in children this year, and we understand if you are concerned.

GAS is a common bacteria – lots of people carry it without being unwell.

It can cause many common mild infections, including sore throats or scarlet fever, which can be easily treated with antibiotics. 

The information below explains how it is spread, and what to look for when your child is unwell.

How is it spread?

GAS spreads by close contact with an infected person. It can be passed on through coughs and sneezes, or from a wound.

Which infections does GAS cause?

The bacteria usually causes a mild infection, producing sore throats or scarlet fever, which can be easily treated with antibiotics.

What is invasive group A strep?

This is when the bacteria gets into the bloodstream and causes serious illness – called invasive Group A strep (iGAS). These cases are very rare.

Symptoms of mild GAS infections

Symptoms of mild infections include: sore throat; fever; chills; muscle aches; and in cases of scarlet fever, a rash and a white coating on the tongue, which peels leaving the tongue red, swollen and covered in bumps

When to contact us:

– If your child is not recovering after a bout of scarlet fever, a sore throat, or a respiratory infection, and you are concerned they are becoming more unwell

– If your child is drinking much less (50% less) than normal

– If your child has had a dry nappy for 12 hours or more, or shows other signs of dehydration

– If your baby is under three months and has a temperature of 38C, or is three to six months old and has a temperature of 39C or higher

– If your child is very tired or irritable

Call 999 or go to A&E if:

– Your child is having difficulty breathing – you may notice grunting noises or their tummy sucking under their ribs

– There are pauses when your child breathes

– Your child’s tongue or lips are blue, or their skin is mottled/pale

– Your child is floppy and will not wake up or stay awake

– Your child has a weak, continuous, or high-pitched cry

 

Increased demand

Due to increased demand we are afraid we will only be able to deal with urgent medical needs today.

Please call the surgery if you need urgent attention only and you request will be triaged by the team

Thank you

 

Please consider checking advice from NHS 111 or your local pharmacy team for how you can help yourself