This is the third most common cancer in the UK, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Bowel cancer screening aims to detect this disease at an early stage (in people with no symptoms) when treatment is more likely to be effective. All men and women aged 60-69 will be sent an invitation directly from the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. If you have not been invited please telephone Freephone 0800 707 60 60.
Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill? If so, you are a carer. We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often ‘hidden’ looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day-to-day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.
We feel that caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. We further believe carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.
As a carer, you are also entitled to have your needs assessed by Adult Care Services. A carer’s assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for. This could be done separately or together, depending on the situation. There is no charge for an assessment.
If you are a carer, this is an opportunity to let the Practice know so that we can update our records and pass on your details to the Carers Service who can provide relevant information and advice, local support services, newsletter and telephone linkline. We can also refer you to Adult Care Services for a carer’s assessment.
Carers are encouraged to attend for an annual health check and influenza vaccination
This is an easily caught, sexually transmitted infection and there is a lot of it about. Approximately 1 in 10 people screened show positive. If not treated it can cause infertility. Screening is available at the practice for men and women aged between 15-24. A urine specimen is all that is required and the result is totally confidential – even your doctor will not know if you are positive. Please ask for further details from a member of the reception team.
Our Nursing Team are trained to treat many minor injuries, which can save you valuable time, money and a trip to A&E. Minor injuries that we can deal with at the surgery include: sprains and bruises to hands, feet and joints, minor burns and scalds, minor facial and head injuries, minor cuts that may need stitches, minor injuries resulting from falls, animal and insect bites.
The Practice undertakes minor surgery to help save long waits for hospital treatment. Suitable procedures include removal of warts, moles, skin lesions etc. Your doctor will be pleased to discuss any enquiry you may have.
Patients 75 years and Over
Any registered patient 75 years of age or over who has not been seen by a GP or nurse at the practice in the previous 12 months may ask for a health check. During this check all appropriate examinations and investigations will be undertaken by a Health Care Professional
Stop Smoking Service
If you are serious about giving up smoking, please telephone the stop smoking service on 0300 123 5700. The Smoke Free National Helpline also offers advice and support is available on 0300 123 1044.
Three Year Health Check
Any registered patient who has not been seen by a GP or nurse at the practice in the previous 3 years may ask for a health check. During this check all appropriate examinations and investigations will be undertaken by a health care professional.
Telephone: 01536 518 886
Fax: 01536 527 757
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