Monthly Archives: November 2019

Stay Well This Winter

People are being urged to keep an extra special eye on themselves and the people they care for over the winter period so minor illnesses don’t become more serious.

People who are older or have long term conditions may be particularly vulnerable to winter bugs which could become serious and require hospital treatment. Getting help earlier may prevent this from happening.

To make sure winter bugs don’t become more serious:

  • Have your flu jab
  • If you start to feel ill, get help from your pharmacy straight away.
  • Keep your home warm, at least 18 degrees
  • Make sure you take any medicines as directed
  • Get any repeat prescriptions filled in advance as many surgeries and pharmacies close over Christmas
  • Keep a supply of cold and flu remedies in the house so you don’t need to go out if the weather is bad
  • If you are prescribed antibiotics finish the course
  • Don’t go to A&E or call 999 unless it’s an emergency. If you are in any doubt, NHS 111 can help you get the right treatment

Further Information

Bracknell and Ascot Extended Hours Clinics

Additional routine evening and Saturday appointments are now available with GPs and Practice Nurses in Bracknell and Ascot. Appointments are pre-booked and can be booked through your usual GP surgery.

Routine Nurse, Healthcare Assistant and Phlebotomy (blood test) appointments are now available on Monday evenings between 6:45pm and 9:15pm at Brants Bridge. To book an appointment or for further information please speak to a member of our reception team.

Please note these services cannot accept walk-in patients. These services are provided by Out of Hours and Berkshire Primary Care Ltd.

Find out more here and see information on the East Berkshire CCG site here