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NHS BOWEL SCREENING PROGRAMME ( posted on Mar 12, 2017 )

 

BOWEL CANCER SCREENING SAVES LIVES

 

If you are aged 60 - 74 you will be sent a free bowel cancer screening kit in the post every 2 years.

 

Bowel screening involves a simple test that you carry out in your own home.  It is then sent off in the envelope for analysis. As a Practice we strongly recommend that you complete the kit.  It is meant for people with no symptoms.

 

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK.  The aim of the bowel screening programme is to discover bowel cancer at an early stage, before symptoms have a chance to develop.  The sooner its caught the easier it is to treat and the treatment is more likely to be successful.

 

if you have not received a screening pack or did not complete the last kit that was sent to you, please telephone the bowel screening helpline, 0800 707 6060 who will send a kit to you.

 

If you are not sure how to coplete the test please visit Cancer Research Uk (www.cancerresearch.org) for further information or speak to a member of our practice team who will be happy to show you how to complete the kit.

 

URGENT CARE SERVICES ( posted on Mar 12, 2017 )

 

From 1 April 2017 urgent care services are changing 

 

Meningitis ACWY Vaccine for all 18 - 25 Year Olds and those going to University for the First Time ( posted on Aug 24, 2015 )

 

Meningitis ACWY vaccine is being offered to all 18 year olds.  If you are aged between 19 and 25 years old you are eligible for the vaccination

 

If you are going to university for the first time it is important that you have the vaccine before going to university.  This is because University students are at high risk of infection because they tend to live in close contact in shared accommodation or halls of residence.  Please contact us for an appointment.

 

The Meningitis ACWY vaccine provides good protection against serious infections caused by four different meningococcal groups (A, C, W and Y) including meningitis and septicaemia.

 

Those aged 13 years to 18 years are in a high risk group so it is important that they don''t miss the vaccination.

 

Meningitis ACWY is given as a single injection into the upper arm.

 

We are in the process of sending appointments to all those aged 18 years (as at 1st September 2016).  If you have missed your appointment or have not received a letter please contact us as soon as possible to make an appointment.

 

 

 

Further information can be found here

Wasted Appoointments / Did Not Attend Policy ( posted on Aug 21, 2015 )

 

A significant number of appointments are being wasted due to people who do not attend (DNA) their appointment.  This has been discussed with our Patient Participation Group (PPG) who have agreed that we need to take strict action to reduce the number of wasted appointments.

 

We send out text message reminders the day prior to an appointment so please ensure that we have your current mobile telephone number.

 

If you do not need an appointment please cancel it so that it can be offered to someone else.

 

We now monitor wasted appointments very closely.  If you fail to attend an appointment you will receive a text message or a letter.  We will take strict action on those who repeatedly fail to attend.

 

In August 2015 there were 96 wasted appointments due to DNA''s

 

see statistics from previous months

Extended Hours ( posted on Jul 2, 2014 )

 

We are open until 7.30pm on a Monday evening for GP and Nurse appointments (pre-booked appointments only)


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