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UPCOMING BANK HOLIDAY CLOSING DATES

Please note we will be closed on:

  • Monday 2nd May 2022 
  • Thursday 2nd June 2022
  • Friday 3rd June 2022 

Our Mission Statement

The Wand Medical Centre aims to provide first class up to date healthcare to the community while maintaining a family doctor relationship with all patients enabling continuity of care throughout a patient’s life. The Practice will continue to provide patient focused services using the criteria of clinical excellence providing healthcare to the community with equity and equality of access.

The Practice will invest in the development of healthcare staff enabling a highly skilled workforce to deliver the services required by the health economy. The Practice will integrate where possible with all allied clinical partners such as other primary care providers, secondary care hospitals and private healthcare organisations in order to encompass a full health service for the patient.

The practice will comply and encourage the principles of patient choice and ownership of services in order to provide an equitable service tailored to the patients needs.


Antibiotics do not kill viruses, they only kill bacteria.

Many common infections of the nose, throat, sinuses, ears, gastro-intestinal system and chest are caused by germs called viruses. If you are normally well, your body’s immune system will fight off many types of viral infection. Antibiotics are not needed if a virus is causing an infection.

Antibiotics may also cause side-effects such as diarrhoea, rashes or nausea, so it’s best to only take them when necessary.

The overuse of antibiotics in recent years means they’re becoming less effective and has led to the emergence of “superbugs”. These are strains of bacteria that have developed resistance to many different types of antibiotics. Examples include MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and Clostridium difficile (C. diff).

These types of infections can be serious and challenging to treat, and are becoming an increasing cause of disability and death across the world.

The biggest worry is that new strains of bacteria may emerge that cannot be treated by any existing antibiotics. The more antibiotics are used to treat trivial conditions, the more likely they are to become ineffective for treating more serious conditions

Please see the following information from Public Health England, particularly looking at the usual duration of each of the common viral infections in the second column:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/antibiotics/Taking Antibiotics

 
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