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What does this mean?

The content on this site is designed to support healthcare professionals to deliver optimal patient care.  

The information should only be used by qualified and practising clinicians and is applicable to the UK only.    

The information on this website is not intended for patients or carers.  

If you are a patient or carer and need medical advice, please consult your local GP, practice nurse or pharmacist or call NHS Direct on 111. 

If it is a life threatening situation, then you need to ring 999.