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Alperton Medical Centre, 32 Stanley Avenue, Wembley, Midldlesex, HA0 4JBTel: 020 8903 2379
If you or someone else is in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police. If you are unable to speak you can use the Silent Solution system from a mobile phone: call 999 and then press 55. The operator will then put you through to the police.
The police will try to communicate with you by asking simple yes or no questions. If you are not able to speak, listen carefully to the questions and instructions from the call handler so they can assess your call and arrange help if needed.
We have pharmacists in the practice team now who can treat you for minor ailments and help you with medication queries.
NHS Brent Health App
Brent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) launched the free app in response to calls from patient groups. Brent Health App’s purpose is threefold:
Users can also book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions, access summary medical records, find local services and use as a symptom checker.
To add the app to your phone for free, search Brent Health App in Apple App Store or Google Play.
The practice no longer accepts the disposal of sharps bins from patients. Kindly call the Brent Council for more information.
The following link will be useful for your guidance:
Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that can be easily resolved without a doctor's appointment .It is estimated that every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema, and athlete's foot.
By visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble. Please visit the website as follows:http://www.selfcareforum.org/
Keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home can help you treat many minor ailments. Colds, coughs, indigestion and many other minor complaints can all be treated with medicines that are available over the counter.
Your pharmacist can advise on what you might find useful to keep in your medicine cabinet. Always follow the instructions on the medicine label and consult your doctor if the illness continues or becomes more severe , then please call your GP or dial 111.
Pharmacists offer professional free health advice at any time - you don't need an appointment. From coughs and colds to aches and pains, they can give you expert help on everyday illnesses. They can answer questions about prescribed and over-the-counter medicines.
Pharmacists can also advise on health eating, obesity and giving up smoking. Some pharmacists have private areas where you can talk in confidence. They may suggest you visit your GP for more serious symptoms. It is possible to purchase many medicines from the chemist without a prescriptioncan get the most out of your local pharmacist.
Acute diarrhoea is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection and affects almost everyone from time to time.
A common cause in both children and adults is gastroenteritis, an infection of the bowel.
Bouts of diarrhoea in adults may also be brought on by anxiety or drinking too much coffee or alcohol. Diarrhoea may also be a side effect of a medication.