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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

VACANCIES

We are looking to recruit a further Nurse Practioner and this advert will shortly be available on NHS Jobsite.

We currently have a full time apprentice vacancy who will be required to study for an NVQ2 in Business Administration. This will be partly working in our dispensary as a prescription clerk. 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 PARTNER

South Holderness Medical Practice is pleased to announce that Dr Julian Clark joined the practice as a new partner on 24th June. Dr Clark is an experienced GP who has been working as a partner in Grimsby for the last 20 years. He has a strong interest in Medical Education and has links with both GP Registrar Training and the Hull York Medical School. The practice has a long history in providing Medical Education and we are sure Dr Clark will help strengthen this further.

 

New telephone system

The final stage of our new telephone system is being installed. This will mean you have one 01964 telephone number to call for all 3 sites.

Online Appointments

A small number of appointments only are available to book online  during this interim period.

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. The

 

 
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