Need to see a doctor quickly?

on Friday, 09 December 2016. Posted in blog

Same Day and Next Day appointments

Need to see a doctor quickly?

With NHS pressures, it can be increasingly difficult to see your doctor as quickly as you might like. At Southdowns we appreciate that when you are ill you want to see your doctor as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary worry and to start any treatment quickly.

If you'd like a same day appointment please call our reception and we will do our very best to fit you in promptly.

Call us to book your appointment on 033 022 02000

Benefits of the chicken pox vaccine

on Wednesday, 03 August 2016. Posted in blog

Benefits of the chicken pox vaccine

To some the chicken pox vaccine may seem unnecessary as chicken pox in childhood is widely perceived as a generally mild illness. It has been common place for parents to allow their children to be exposed naturally to the illness. However now, most experts advise that the chicken pox vaccine should be widely received within schools and day centres.  

If your child gets chicken pox they are likely to develop a painful, itchy rash of blisters along with a fever and extreme tiredness. Many require antibiotics and the blisters often leave permanent scars.

It is likely that they will have time off school to recover. Indeed before the vaccine was introduced, chicken pox caused around 10, 500 sufferers to go to hospital. The vaccine has the ability to protect children from the illness and whilst no treatment is ever 100% effective for everyone, it will still reduce symptoms.  

Flu Jab offered to all 2 year olds the winter

on Friday, 08 November 2013. Posted in blog

Stay well this winter

Flu Jab offered to all 2 year olds the winter

Influenza is a major cause of death each year in the UK and it is caused by the flu virus.Vaccination has been available since the late 1960s, and is offered annually to patients aged 65.

All those aged 6 months and over in risk groups identified by the Department of Health are also offered the jab. Southdowns Private Healthcare offers Fluenz, amongst others and according to suitability, to children from 6 months to 18 years of age.

From September 2013, all 2 year-olds are now given nasal influenza immunisation, extending to pre-school and primary school children by 2014. The programme is then expected to extend to Secondary schools by 2015.


Making time for your health

At Southdowns we believe that giving our patients time to discuss their health is a critical factor in good health.

Our consultations are unhurried, allowing us to fully explore your concerns and talk through any issues you want to discuss.

Patient Confidentiality

We do not share any information about our clients with anyone else, unless you give expressed permission. Unlike the NHS we operate an “opt-in” policy regarding data sharing, meaning that unless told otherwise we will not share your details with any third parties.