Welcome to George Clare Surgery
HEAT WAVE ADVICE
Continued high temperatures have triggered another health warning in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, with people urged to take extra precautions in the coming days. Hot weather can be uncomfortable for many people. However some people are especially at risk of being unwell in higher temperatures; older people, the very young and those with ongoing illnesses will feel the effects more acutely. Prompt action should be taken now to prevent these people becoming ill and requiring medical attention. If you see someone feeling dizzy, weak, anxious or have intense thirst and headache, move them to a cool place as soon as possible and give them some water or juice to rehydrate and cool down – if their symptoms continue, seek further medical advice from your pharmacist or doctor.”
Here are some practical tips on how to stay cool and cope with the hot weather:
- look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions
- shade or cover windows that are exposed to direct sunlight during the day, and open windows at night when the temperature has dropped
- drink plenty of water as sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks, including tea and coffee, can make you more dehydrated
- never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
- try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
- walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat, if you have to go out in the heat
- avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
- wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
- make sure you take water with you if you are travelling
With patient's needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Access & Facilities
There are reserved spaces for the disabled in our car park. Wheelchair access is available at the main entrance to the building. If attending the surgery unaccompanied, you can get help with the front door by ringing the doorbell, which is located near the front door letter-box. A toilet for the disabled is located adjacent to the main entrance porch.
Patients who experience difficulty with hearing may request the use of our Portable hearing loop. In order to use this, you will need a hearing aid with a T-switch. Please ask when attending for your appointment.
Facilities can be found within the toilet block adjacent to reception and the main entrance porch for baby changing.
(Site updated 24/07/2019)