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New Associate Partner Role

We are delighted to be able to announce that we have appointed Dr Subhro Mukherjee, Dr Laura Jarvie and Dr Yaso Walker as Associate Partners at the Nelson Medical Practice to take effect from 1st April 2019.

The role of the new Associate Partners will be to work alongside our Clinical Directors Dr Shweta Singh and Dr Peter Hughes  in the practice to ensure that we continuously improve the quality of our services and to safeguard high standards of care by creating an environment in which clinical excellence will flourish specific areas of responsibility.

Hay Fever 2019

Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollen. The symptoms of hay fever are caused when a person has an allergic reaction to pollen. Common hay fever symptoms are:


  • a runny, itchy and/or blocked nose
  • sneezing
  • itchy eyes


Pollen is a fine powder released by plants as part of their reproductive cycle. Pollen contains proteins that can cause the nose, eyes, throat and sinuses to become swollen, irritated and inflamed.

How to treat hay fever

Many hay fever symptoms can be controlled with over-the-counter medication at your local pharmacy.

  • Steroid nasal sprays help to prevent or reduce inflammation in the lining of the nose and some can help to relieve watery eyes.
    Available from your local pharmacy.
  • Antihistamines help to relieve a runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes. Some types of antihistamines make you drowsy and are best taken before bed. Newer antihistamines are less likely to make you drowsy and are a common choice for children and people with milder or occasional symptoms of hay fever.
    Available from your local pharmacy. 
  • Decongestant nasal sprays and tablets are used to unblock the nose. They should never be taken for more than a few days at a time.
    Available from your local pharmacy.
  • Eye drops can be used to treat itchy or watery eyes.
    Available from your local pharmacy.

If none of the above treatments are effective for you, please book an appointment to discuss other treatments.

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Patient Notice – EMIS Patient Access

Our on-line access system has been updated by EMIS (Our clinical system provider) and significantly changed. We had no notice of these changes, which happened overnight last night. The changes only really impact our internal processes and should not impact patients currently registered with the service. However, if a patient wishes to change their level of access or wishes to register for the first time there are some implications. New registrations will only be able to book a single appointment using Patient Access and we will not be able to make changes to access levels for currently registered patients. We are hoping that this will only be for a short period, maybe a couple of weeks.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but these changes were totally outside of our control.

Vincent Poncia