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Access to a wide range of healthcare services is a key element of a good local practice. We don’t just want to see you when you’re ill we want to make sure you stay healthy too. Check out how we can cover both bases with our clinics and services.
Our professional team will ensure you receive the best attention at all times whether you’re attending a specialist clinic or a routine appointment. If you’re new to the area registration is easy and comes with the comfort of discretion and confidentiality assured.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR SCREENING?
|Age Group (Years)||Frequency of Screening|
|25 - 49||3 yearly|
|50 - 64||5 yearly|
The NHS call and recall system invites women who are registered with a GP. This also keeps track of any follow-up investigation and, if all is well, recalls the woman for screening in three to five years time. It is therefore important that all women ensure their GP has their correct name and address.
Women who have not had a recent cervical test may be offered one when they attend their GP or family planning clinic on another matter.
WHY ARE WOMEN UNDER 25 AND WOMEN OVER 65 NOT INVITED?
Invasive cancer is rare in women under 25 but changes in the cervix are common. This means that younger women may get an abnormal result even when there is nothing wrong.
Bowel cancer screeningPosted on 2 Oct 2018
Bowel cancer screening
Information from NHS Choices on bowel cancer screening, with links to other useful resources.
Bowel cancer screening involves having tests to check if you have or are at risk of bowel cancer.
Why it's offered
Bowel cancer is a common type of cancer in both men and women. About 1 in 20 people will get it during their lifetime.
Screening can help detect bowel cancer at an early stage, when it's easier to treat. It can also be used to help check for and remove small growths in the bowel called polyps, which can turn into cancer over time.
Types of screening test
There are 2 types of test used in NHS bowel cancer screening:
- bowel scope screening – a test where a thin, flexible tube with a camera at the end is used to look for and remove any polyps inside your bowel
- home testing kit (the FOB test) – a kit you use to collect small samples of your poo and post them to a laboratory so they can be checked for tiny amounts of blood (which could be caused by cancer)
If these tests find anything unusual, you might be asked to have further tests to confirm or rule out cancer.
When it's offered
NHS bowel cancer screening is only offered to people aged 55 or over, as this is when you're more likely to get bowel cancer:
- if you're 55, you'll automatically be invited for a one-off bowel scope screening test, if it's available in your area
- if you're 60 to 74, you'll automatically be invited to do a home testing kit every 2 years
- if you're 75 or over, you can ask for a home testing kit every 2 years by calling the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60
If you're too young for screening but are worried about a family history of bowel cancer, speak to your GP for advice.
Always see a GP if you have symptoms of bowel cancer at any age – don't wait to have a screening test.
Risks of screening
No screening test is 100% reliable. There's a chance a cancer could be missed, meaning you might be falsely reassured.
There's also a small risk that the bowel scope screening test and some of the tests you might have if screening finds something unusual could damage your bowel, but this is rare.
There are no risks to your health from the home testing kit.
Our staff come to work to care for others, and it is important for all members of the public and our staff to be treated with respect.
The Practice takes it very seriously if a member of staff or one of the doctors or nursing team is treated in an abusive or violent way.
The Practice supports the government's 'Zero Tolerance' campaign for Health Service Staff. This states that GP’s and their staff have a right to care for others without fear of being attacked or abused.
The staff understand that unwell patients do not always act in a reasonable manner and will take this into consideration when trying to deal with a misunderstanding or complaint.
However, aggressive behaviour, be it violent or abusive, will not be tolerated and may result in you being removed from the Practice list and, in extreme cases, the Police being contacted.
In summary, we will not hesitate to remove patients from our list who:
- Are violent or abusive to any Practice member.
- Use or condone threatening or violent behaviour.
- Cause damage/steal from the Practice's premises/staff/patients.
- Obtain drugs and/or medical services fraudulently.
We ask you to treat your GP’s and their staff courteously at all times.
(Site updated 24/12/2018)