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The practice will be closed for Staff Training from 12.00-2pm on Tuesday 30th April 2024
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It is practice policy to NOT issue Seat Belt exemption certificates other than in exceptional circumstances. We will always encourage patients to wear seat belts.
From the 1st of November 2023 how we handle urine samples, for possible UTI's, across the surgeries changed. Females age between 16-64yrs, can access treatment from several local pharmacies. Follow the link under Access our Online Tools
The practice will be closed from 6.pm on Friday 3rd & 24th May and will re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 7th and 28th May 2024
The practice will be closed from 12 noon on Wednesday 17th April 2024 and will re-open at 8.30am on Thursday 18th April 2024
The car park directly to the front of the building is being resurfaced on SATURDAY 20TH APRIL. The practice is closed on this day, but residents and other members of the public are kindly asked NOT to use the car park on this date.

How long should I wear compression stockings to improve my circulation?

If you have been prescribed compression stockings for a condition that affects your circulation, you may need to wear them for several years or, in some cases, the rest of your life.

What are compression stockings for?

Compression stockings are specially designed to apply pressure to your lower legs, helping to maintain blood flow and reduce discomfort and swelling.

They may be prescribed by your GP if you have a condition that causes poor blood flow in your legs, such as:

Wearing compression stockings

Compression stockings come in a variety of sizes, lengths and colours. They're also available with different strengths of compression.

Your legs will be measured to see what size stockings you need, and your GP or nurse will check they fit properly.

You may need to wear them on both legs, or just on 1.

You should wear your compression stockings during the day and take them off before going to bed. Put them on again first thing in the morning.

You should be given at least 2 stockings, or 2 pairs if you're wearing them on both legs.

This means you can wear 1 stocking (or pair) while the other is being washed and dried.

Handwash your stockings at about 40C (comfortable hand temperature) and dry them away from direct heat.

Your GP will monitor your progress. You should have your legs measured again and your stockings replaced every 3 to 6 months.

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