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As a result of getting feedback from our patients, we have extended our Access

Patient GP Survey & Feedback

Please complete one of our GP Survey forms if you come to the surgery for an appointment, as we welcome comments and ideas that can help us to ensure we are doing our best to care for our patients.  If you would like to make a comment without coming to the Surgery, please complete our Friends & Family Test by clicking the link Friends & Family Test

Patient Participation Group - come and join us!

Our next PPG Meeting is at 19.00 Thursday 15th June 2017.  If you would like to participate, please contact our Practice Manager on 01494 474783.  

Bowel Cancer Screening 

If bowel cancer is detected at an early stage, before symptoms appear, it's easier to treat and there's a better chance of surviving it.  

To detect cases of bowel cancer sooner, the NHS offers two types of bowel cancer screening to adults registered with a GP in England: 

  • All men and women aged 60-74 are invited to carry out a faecal occult blood (FOB) test.  Every two years, they are sent a home test kit, which is used to collect a stool sample.  If you're 75 or over, you can ask for this test by calling the freephone helpline on 0800 707 6060.  

  • An additional one-off test called bowel scope screening is gradually being introduced in England.  This is offered to men and women at the age of 55.  It involves a doctor or nurse using a thin, flexible instrument to look inside the lower part of the bowel.  

Taking part in bowel cancer screening reduces your chances of dying from bowel cancer, and removing polyps in the bowel scope screening can prevent cancer.  However, all screening involves a balance of potential harms, as well as benefits.  Its' up to you to decide if you want to have it.  To help you decide, read on to learn about what the two tests involve, what the different possible results mean, and the potential risks for you to weigh up.  

Please contact the Surgery for more information about Bowel Cancer Screening on 01494 474783



 
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