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Ballater PPG Feedback ‘Drop in’ Session  Thursday 27th November 2014 Between 9.30-noon and 2-6pm


At least 2 members of Ballater Patient Participation Group will be available to chat with any patient on the above date without an appointment. The surgery has made two rooms available for these ‘drop – in ‘sessions.


It is opportunity to get your feedback on how Ballater is doing in providing the service you need.

The PPG members are also patients and meet regularly to review the service provided and both get updates from the practice as well as make suggestions for improvements. So we can also update you on what’s going on.

We wish to get a wide a view as possible from the patients, which will then be fed back to the practice.


We will not discuss individual health issues and any discussions will remain anonymous

So we look forward to seeing you and hearing your ideas on November 27th!

If anyone cannot attend but would like to give feedback and ideas on ways in which patient service could be improved - please call : Steve Westpfel on 01689 828175


NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments

See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.

Childrens Health

There is a good guide on the NHS website which describes various conditions affecting children.  There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be consulted.

NHS childhood illness slideshow

When Should I Worry?

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.

Download the booklet


Most symptoms of a fever in young children can be managed at home with infant paracetamol. If the fever is very high, they may have an infection that needs treating with antibiotics.  


Head Lice

Head lice are insects that live on the scalp and neck. They may make your head feel itchy. Although head lice may be embarrassing and sometimes uncomfortable, they don't usually cause illness. However, they won't clear up on their own and you need to treat them promptly


Nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis) are fairly common, especially in children, and can generally be easily treated.

These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

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