With the agreement of Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board we will not be accepting New Patient Registrations from 15th September for three months. The decision has been taken so that we can continue to offer safe and high quality services to our patients.
Update on Strep A and Scarlet Fever
Strep A is a common type of bacteria that causes various infections, including Scarlet Fever, which is usually a mild illness but is highly infections. Common symptoms include high temperature, headache, sore throat, swollen glands, nausea and an aching body.
Get an urgent GP appointment or get help from NHS 111 if:
- Your child is unwell and getting worse
- Your child is feeding or eating much less than normal
- Your child has fewer wet nappies than usual or is peeing less than usual, or shows other signs of dehydration
- Your baby is under 3 months and has a temperature of 38C, or is 3 to 6 months and has a temperature of 39C or higher
- Your child is very tired or irritable
It's important to trust your instincts if your child is unwell. Get medical help if you think you need it.
Check symptoms on 111 online (for children aged 5 and over) or call 111 (for children under 5).
Immediate action required
Call 999 or go to A&E if:
- Your child is having difficulty breathing
- They make grunting noises, or you may notice their tummy sucking under their ribs or if there are pauses when your child breathes
- Your child's skin, tongue or lips are blue or grey - on black or brown skin, this may be easier to see on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet
- Your child is floppy and will not wake up or stay awake