We now offer patients the option to complete their registration to join our practice online, you can register by going to the website below.
Register with Marsden Road Health Centre
It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete your registration with us. If we have any queries from your submission we will contact you to clarify any outstanding questions.
Due to the ambulance industrial action taking place today, we are experiencing an increased demand via our phone lines, and as such this could be resulting in a delay in you being able to contact us.
Local pharmacies can help with a number of common ailments, such as UTI’s in females, conjunctivitis and earaches.
Patients are advised that they should only be calling 999 if the situation is life threatening medical or mental health emergency. There will be significant delays to their services throughout the day.
NHS 111 call handling services are also affected by the industrial action, however you can use the 111 online service which will guide you to the most appropriate service for your medical problem.
You can also send in your non-urgent queries via our e-consult service via our website, this includes any requests for FIT notes.
We thank you for your patience and understanding, as we deal with the increased demand.
We know you may be worried about GAS so we wanted to share with you a new NHS app developed by paediatricians to help you decide when something is worrying and you should seek help and when it is safe for you to manage your child’s illness yourself.
The app is useful for a whole host of other conditions as well.
Apple App store – https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/healthier-together/id1507487185
Google Play store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cenigma.healthiertogether
Web – https://what0-18.nhs.uk/
GAS is a bacteria that causes lots of different infections. By adulthood we will all likely have had it at least once in some form. Lots of us carry GAS in our throats or on our skin for periods of time and know nothing about it. We aren’t ill and after an average 10 weeks our bodies get rid of it.
When it does make us ill, GAS is usually a mild infection that gets better either on its own or with simple treatment and the child can remain at home.
In rare cases GAS can cause an invasive infection (iGAS) which is where a normally sterile part of the body becomes infected. iGAS is serious and requires urgent treatment in hospital. This is what current news reports are concerned with. Thankfully, the number of cases of iGAS being reported are still significantly below those for an average year. However, the story has come to the fore because numbers of cases have been extraordinarily low in the last couple of years due to COVID-19 measures interrupting transmission.
We are currently experiencing intermittent issues with our phone lines.
Those patients expecting phone calls may receive them later that planned as the issue seems to be affecting our ability to call out.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and staff are working on resolving the issue as a high priority.