The Practice has a Self-Care Assessment room located near the entrance of the building. This room has a Blood Pressure self-monitor whereby patients can take their own blood pressure reading and receive the result on a slip of paper. Your BP result can then be passed to reception and a GP will assess this to ensure it is within the correct range.
The Self-Care Assessment room also has promotional information such as leaflets and posters. Please feel free to look this useful information and take any relevant leaflets that are of interest. We have Self-Care leaflets also located around the practice. These leaflets highlight what you can do if you have a minor illness and how you can approach your local pharmacy. There is also some useful information on what to do if you think you have Conjunctivitis, Sprains, Flu, Chickenpox, Diarrhoea and Vomiting, Burns and Scalds, Insect Bites and Temperatures. Please click on the below links to the Self-Care leaflet and posters:
Screening tests are done in people without symptoms to detect early problems that could lead to potential cancers, so that treatment can start at an early stage. If you are having symptoms that you are worried could mean you have cancer you should arrange an appointment with the GP to discuss.
If you have a family history of certain cancers or conditions you may be offered different tests and at different intervals to the general population.
There are only 3 national screening tests available. We encourage all of our patients to consider taking up the screening tests available.
The following tells you who can have these tests, where to get more information about what it involves & how to arrange the test if you think you’ve missed having one:
Below are a selection of useful booklets and information sheets produced by the charity "Mind". They deal with a host of issues and offer some vaulable advice. Just click on the appropriate title to download the information booklet. (Please note that you will require Adobe Acrobat reader to view these booklets.)