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Patient Group Report

Our 2014/15 report is now available - please follow the link under the Upload Survey report

Welcome to our new staff

Sara Phelps has joined us as Team Leader in reception, you may see Sara in our waiting room and she looks forward to speaking with you. Her role is to improve the service levels we offer

Amy Milnes is our new receptionist who will also be spending some time in our dispensary to hand out medication as part of her role. This is to improve the service we offer from our dispensing team

Our new Healthcare Assistant Evie joined us in April and works closely with our Nurse team. She also stock Doctors rooms and provide chaperoning if required.

Sadly we have said goodbye to Nurse Angela who has been a big part of our clinical team and has taken early retirement. We wish her well as she moves onto a new chapter in her life.

 Appointments

A small number of online appointments are available to book. We are planning to make improvements to our online offering in the next few months.

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. 
 

 Online Access to records

We now offer patients access to their records. We will have further information about this on our website shortly. Please note you will need to provide photographic ID to get the required log on. Please ask reception for more information.

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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