Key messages on MMR vaccine

  • Measles spreads very easily among those who are unvaccinated, especially in
    nurseries and schools. It can be a very unpleasant illness and in some
    children can be serious and lead to hospitalisation and complications – and in
    rare cases tragically can cause death. Vaccines are our best line of defence
    against diseases like measles and help stop outbreaks occurring in the
  • We are calling on all parents and guardians to make sure their children are up
    to date with their 2 MMR doses. To see if your child is up to date with
    their MMR vaccines, check your child’s personal child health record (PCHR),
    known as the red book, or contact your GP practice. People may also be able
    to check their vaccination status on the NHS App.
  • It is never too late to catch up. The MMR vaccine is free on the NHS,
    whatever your age. If anyone has missed one or both doses of
    the MMR vaccine, contact your GP practice to book an appointment.

NHS advice

There is information on measles on the NHS website. This includes advice to

parents and carers to check if their child has measles, including photos of the

measles rash. The rash looks brown or red on white skin. It may be harder to see on

brown and black skin.

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness, so anyone with symptoms is advised to

stay at home and phone their GP or NHS 111 for advice, rather than visiting the

surgery or A&E, to prevent the illness spreading further.

There is information available from the NHS on the MMR vaccine here.



Measles is extremely infectious and can be serious. If you have symptoms of measles, please stay at home and phone your GP or NHS 111 for advice. STAY AWAY from GP surgeries and A&E departments – you could spread the illness to others.

Go to for more measlesinformationUK.



Patient Triage is a set of simple questions completed by the patient or receptionist to help us find the right appointment, support or advice for you at the right time. You can get in touch with us online at or via the NHS App.

Please contact us by phone for urgent concerns


Please contact the team direct by calling 01664 503000 and select the Prescriptions team option or email the team direct at [email protected]




Mask wearing guidance has changed for healthcare settings.  Staff will be required to wear face masks in clinical areas.

Patients are advised to wear a face mask when attending the Practice.


Thank you


Click here to close this pop up