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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

Examples of problems we consider urgent are:

Chest Pains

Breathlessness

Abdominal Pain (not long standing)

Unwell with UTI

Child with severe earache

Emergency contraception

Psychiatric crisis

Any ‘new’ problem in pregnancy (e.g. migraine)

Rash with fever

Head Injury

New onset of face/limb weakness

Vision loss (sudden)

This is not an exhaustive list. If you feel your problem is medically urgent, please ask.

Examples of things we would NOT usually consider urgent are:

Coughs and colds

Hayfever

Acne

Long standing pain (abdominal, back, joints)

Minor eye conditions

Dental problems

Letters/prescriptions/sick notes

Results

 
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