Measles is a very dangerous disease and has returned to the children of the UK because some parents have chosen not to take advantage of the MMR vaccination programme for their children.
We quote from that page:
"Since October 2017 measles outbreaks have been reported in Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester and Surrey that are all linked to ongoing large outbreaks in Europe...
Measles is a very infectious, serious illness that, in rare cases, can be fatal. About 1 in 5 children with measles experiences complications such as ear infections, diarrhoea and vomiting, pneumonia, meningitis, and eye disorders. One in 10 children with measles ends up in hospital. There is no treatment for the disease. Vaccination is the only way of preventing it.
"Measles spreads very easily. In fact, it's one of the most infectious diseases known. You can catch measles if you spend just 15 minutes with someone who has the disease."
Please contact the surgery if you are unsure or want to protect your child.
Sepsis (also known as blood poisoning) is the immune system’s overreaction to an infection or injury. Normally our immune system fights infection – but sometimes, for reasons we don’t yet understand, it attacks our body’s own organs and tissues. If not treated immediately, sepsis can result in organ failure and death. Yet with early diagnosis, it can be treated with antibiotics.
Call 999 if you think that someone is suffering from Sepsis.
Call 111 if unsure. Speedy action is critical.
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: 21st - 27th January 2019
Most of the information here comes from Jo's Trust
Click on the logo below to go to their website directly.
Do you know how cervical cancer can be prevented? During Cervical Cancer Prevention Week we want as many people as possible to know how they can reduce their risk of the disease and to educate others.
If you go to the main website using the logo, you can learn about everything to do with cervical cancer. Hopefully if you have concerns of any sort you will find reassuring answers there.
If you have matters you wish to discuss confidentially, contact the surgery.
The image on the left above is a link to this campaign - it's national with all sorts of initiatives being taken. There are posters and leaflets on display during the week at Borough Road.
The image on the right takes you to the social media campaign which can involve selfies of ladies smearing their lipstick in support. There's a great little video example.
Here's the display at Borough Road. Thanks Laura for your efforts!