Choose Well during the summer holidays

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With schools breaking up for summer holidays NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group are reminding families of the health services available in the area.

Many families think the most convenient and quickest place to receive treatment when their children are off school is A&E, when in fact there are more convenient places closer to home.

Cuts, bruises, bumps and grazes are some of the most common occurrences when children are off school, most of which can be treated by self-care.

Dr Nicola Smith, chairman of NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group said: “We want to help families stay healthy and enjoy their summer holidays.

“If you do get ill or sustain an injury you can get quick and convenient treatment through self care or from GP practices and pharmacies, leaving A&E free for the most serious cases.”

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