Welcome to Pioneer Medical
Welcome to the Pioneer Medical Group, formed by the merger of Avonmouth, Bradgate and Ridingleaze surgeries. We are a friendly, multi-site teaching practice providing primary care services in Bristol. We work hard to provide an excellent service, which is demonstrated by patient surveys and the CQC.
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You will be aware from national media reports that seasonal flu is now circulating in our community. Surveillance by Public Health England have shown a substantial increase over the past few weeks in consultation rates for influenza-like illness across the South West. Please can we share a communication from Public Health England with advice to sufferers:
"A number of hospitals and care homes across the South West have already been affected by localised outbreaks and increased demand".
"Most cases of flu can be treated effectively at home. Patients should be encouraged to self-care, seek advice on treating symptoms via reputable on line resources such as NHS Choices, or to seek advice from a local Pharmacist before contacting the GP"
"Patients should be advised to:
• rest and sleep.
• keep warm.
• take paracetamol or ibuprofen to lower your temperature and treat aches and pains.
• drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration"
More info for patients can be found on www.nhs,uk/conditions/flu or via 111.
"Influenza is most infectious when symptoms start until about 3-5 days later, therefore, patients should be advised to avoid attending the practice or a health care setting while symptomatic, if at all possible".
"Anyone with symptoms of flu should be advised to stay away from work/school until they have recovered and for at least 24 hours after the resolution of any fever. There are no recommended times for exclusion from school for an infected child; a child should return when they have recovered"
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