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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.



Noticeboard

New telephone system

We are pleased to confirm our new telephone system has been commissioned and will be in place in July. there will be one local number for all 3 have more information we will let you know.

Online Appointments

A small number of appointments are available to book online 

New Staff

We have just appointed a new Nurse Practioner Jackie Carline who will be joining us in mid June. She will work alongside our existing Nurse Practioner Debbie Burkinshaw.

 

April Appointments

Whilst we finalise April rotas there is good availability of appointments on the day for those with URGENT problems. We have appointments with GPs for the first 2 weeks in April and for the time being will only release appointments 2 weeks ahead.

Patrington & Roos patients are also welcome to book appointments with Locum doctors at Withernsea surgery.

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.

Dr French

Dr French has now retired We wish him a long and happy retirement

Dr Gateshill

Dr Gateshill will be working part time at the practice from February.

 
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