National Screening tests

The NHS offers a number of screening tests aimed either at detecting precancerous conditions [cervical smear test] or very early cancers [breast screening and bowel screening]
We strongly advise our patients to take up these tests. They are all by invitation and a letter will be sent to those who are eligible. 

If you have lost your invitation or think you have been missed out or have missed an appointment, you can still have your tests. Please speak to reception, the practice nurse or the doctor.  For replacement of bowel screening kits you can phone  0800 0121 833

Rights & Responsibilities

Your Rights:

smiling_patientYou will be treated as an individual with dignity, courtesy and respect at all times, irrespective of your ethnic origin, religious belief, sex or sexuality or the nature of your health problems.

You have the right to:

  • Consult with a GP within 24 hours for urgent medical problems
  • Access a doctor within normal surgery hours
  • Have your treatment explained to you
  • Have access to an interpreter or signer
  • Complain, without discrimination, if there is a problem
  • Confidentiality
  • Have access to emergency care
  • Have a relative or friend with you
  • Have access to contraceptive  and maternity services
  • Have access to your medical records under the Access to Medical Records Act 1990

Your Responsibilities

We would respectfully ask that you:

  • Let us know in advance if you intend to cancel an appointment
  • Tell your GP, or any hospital you are attending, if you change your name, telephone number or move home
  • Switch off mobile phones whilst on the premises
  • Treat staff with courtesy and respect. Reception staff may have to ask some personal questions to assist us in providing you with the best service
  • Use emergency services responsibly
  • Take care with medicines. Don’t use medicines which are out of date – your pharmacist can safely get rid of these for you.

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