Advice for patients with Norovirus (winter vomiting bug)
How to treat diarrhoea and vomiting yourself:
There's no specific cure for stomach bugs such as norovirus. Going to hospital or other public places puts others at risk.
You can usually treat yourself or your child at home. You should start to feel better in a day or two.
- Stay hydrated
- Take paracetamol
- Prevent spread
- Stay at home for two days after your symptoms clear
- Avoid visiting anyone in hospital during this time. This is when you're most infectious
How norovirus is spread
Norovirus can spread very easily. You can catch norovirus from:
- close contact with someone with norovirus
- touching surfaces or objects that have the virus on them, then touching your mouth
- eating food that's been prepared or handled by someone with norovirus
Washing your hands frequently with soap and water is the best way to stop it spreading. Alcohol hand gels don't kill norovirus.
More information about the symptoms of norovirus is available at: NHS.uk:norovirus
Welcome to Hama Medical Centre
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Patient Participation Group Bowel Screening Awareness raising event - September 2019
Following on from a morning Carer event held at the Hama Practice in June this year, in which we were hoping to raise awareness about Bowel Cancer Screening, it was suggested that we might try to bring it to the wider community by holding a similar event at Sainsbury's in Kimberley.
This was met with support from the management team at Sainsbury's and on Tuesday 3rd September various orange clad members of the Hama Medical Practice PPG, armed with leaflets and demonstration kits, manned a stand in the entrance to the store.
During the course of the morning, we were able to speak to several hundred people with a wide range of different reactions and opinions, the overwhelming one being that the majority of people between the ages of 60 and 74 are happily using and returning the test kit. They were even happier when they were shown the new, much more user-friendly kit! We were also able to inform people over the of 75 that they were still able to request the test and to give them the information and phone number that they would need. Only a relatively small number were uninterested - for a variety of reasons.
Overall, it was aan extremely successful and informative morning. It confirmed that the message about the importance of such screening is getting out to the public and it identified a large number of people who would still like to be doing the test. Our thanks must go to the staff at Sainsbury's and to all our (mostly) willing participants.
Try the new NHS App
If you're a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use our GP online service you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
Click the link for results of the National GP Survey
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
The surgery is designed to allow access for wheelchairs in to the consulting rooms, treatment areas and toilets.
(Site updated 20/12/2019)