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Nurse Practitioner

We have just appointed a new nurse practitioner who will start working at the surgery mid February. This will significantly enhance our same day acute service & will free GP partners to provide more pre-bookable appointments accross all 3 of our sites. We will publish further details shortly. In the interm period we will continue to have carefuly selected additional locum surgeries.

 

JOB VACANCIES

We have a Dispensary Apprenticeship which will be a full time role with training provided. You must be willing to study towards Level 2 Certificate in Pharmacy Service Skills (NVQ) (QCF) and  Level 2 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Science.

We are currently recruiting to strengthen our team and bring new skills to the Practice. We are looking at Support Staff with admin and IT skills. If you have applied for vacancies in the last year we will contact you if your CV is still being held by us.

Please contact Julie Withey our Business Manager in the first instance to request further information. The job will be advertised on the National Apprentice Website.

 

New telephone system

This is now up and running - please bear with us as we get to know the new system. All calls are subject to your normal landline/mobile rates for calling a BT local number

Online Appointments

A small number of online appointments are availabe to book.

We are planning to make improvements to our online offering in the next few months.

Missed appointments

We continue to have a very high number of patients who fail to attend appointments they have made each day so please do remember to cancel so they can be offered to other patients who may really need them . You can cancel your appointments online. 

 

Cancer Screening

The pros and cons of screening

Pros:

  • Regular screening increases the chance of spotting cancer early.
  • Cervical screening can detect abnormal cells before cancer has a chance to develop.
  • “Studies show that by detecting these cancers at earlier stages, treatment results are improved and lives saved,” says Dr Rob Buckman, medical oncologist and author of Cancer is a Word, Not a Sentence.

Cons:

  • Breast or bowel screening does not in itself protect you from cancer, so it’s important to attend each time you’re invited.
  • “All screening tests sometimes yield unclear results,” says Dr Buckman.
  • Dr Buckman states: “Tests may sometimes be wrong, telling you there’s cancer when there isn’t, or vice versa. So with every screening, some people may be unduly alarmed or a few falsely reassured."

 

Cancer screening isn't 100% reliable, and there is a chance that cancer can be missed.

To find out more about cancer screening visit the NHS Choices website.



 
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