Bowel Cancer Screening
Regular NHS bowel cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from bowel cancer, the 4th most common type of cancer. Screening can help prevent bowel cancer or find it at an early stage when it's easier to treat. Screening is offered to everyone aged between 60 to 74 years of age.
for more information visit the nhs website -> Bowel cancer screening - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
All women aged 50 up to their 71st birthday are invited for breast screening every 3 years. The NHS Breast screening service send out first invitations to screening some time between your 50th and 53rd birthdays.
If you are aged 71 or over, you are still at risk of breast cancer. Although you will no longer receive screening invitations after your 71st birthday, you can still have breast screening every 3 years. You will need to ask your local breast screening unit for an appointment. Find details of your local unit on the NHS.UK website.
Some local breast screening services may send you SMS (text) appointment reminders for breast screening.
More information on Breast Screening can be found by visiting the .gov website -> Here
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection, most people not realising they have it. It is easily treated. In women, if left untreated, it can make future pregnancy difficult or impossible.
The practice is part of a chlamydia screening programme for young people (men and women aged 16–25 years). You can be tested, whether or not you have symptoms. The test is either a urine test or, if female, a self-taken vaginal swab.
If the result is positive they will be contacted confidentially to arrange treatment. You can obtain a test pack from a GP, a nurse or from reception.