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Cervical Smear Tests

The practice nurses provide a cervical cancer screening service. We encourage every woman over the age of 25 to have a routine smear test every 3 years up until the age of 49, following which they should have a smear every 5 years until they are 65 (see national guidelines).

The test involves the nurse doing a vaginal examination and taking a sample of the cells on the surface of the neck of the womb (the cervix). The sample is then examined under the microscope at the lab.

The aim is to look for and identify cancer warning cells. If these are found then treatment can be organised to prevent cervical cancer ever developing.

To have your smear simply book an appointment with the practice nurses.

External Links

NHS Choices - for further information

Videos from NHS Choices

A smear test is a screening method to detect pre-cancerous cells. A gynaecologist explains what the test involves, why you should have it and how often.

A group of teenage girls and a GP explain how the HPV vaccine can reduce the risk of cervical cancer.

Smoking Cessation

Who to See: Ahmed Faheem, Romauld Kusonika and Nurses

If you're trying to give up smoking, we can help.

Studies show that your chances of success will be greatly improved if you get advice and support from health care professionals to help you stop smoking.

The services we offer from the Practice can:

  • Boost your willpower to stop smoking
  • Concentrate your efforts by getting advice from someone who knows your medical background
  • Help you feel that you'¬ôre not doing it alone
  • Help you to cope when you are tempted to smoke
  • Monitor improvements to your health so that you can see the benefits

If you would like to find out more, please speak to one of our reception staff.  They will take your details and our Health Care Assistants will get in touch to arrange an appointment for you to be seen.  If the clinic times available are not convenient for you then please let our Health Care Assistants know and she will be able to book you an appointment with one of our nurses who are also trained in smoking cessation.  You do not need to see a Doctor before booking an appointment for smoking cessation.

 

External Websites
For more information about quitting smoking visit:
No Smoking Day  - Information to help you to kick the habit.
Gosmokefree - This website contains detailed information about the free NHS support services.
Smoking Cessation - NHS Choices Site if you smoke, giving up is probably the greatest single step you can take to improve your health.
Quit Org. - Quit is the independent charity whose aim is to save lives by helping smokers to stop.
Smoking Quitters Cost Tool - Calculate the money you will save with NHS Direct quitters cost calculator and plan how to spend it.
ASH - Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco.

Videos from NHS Choices

The stop smoking package is an NHS Choices initiative to inform on the health effects of smoking cigarettes. Articles and helpful hints and tips on stopping smoking.

 

 

Megan is 16 and a smoker. A make-up artist transforms her appearance to demonstrate the effects that smoking will have on her body. Will the results make Megan rethink her habit?

Weight Management

Who to See: All Nurses

If you would like to know more about weight and diet advice, we offer appointments where weight management advice on how to lose weight and stay healthy is provided. 

The sessions are run by the Practice Nurse team and are available in any of our routine nurses appointment slots We also have access to a dietician locally for more detailed dietary advice where necessary.To enquire please book an appointment with one of the Nursing team.

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites

Make your weekly shop healthier with this handy Supermarket Health Checker tool - NHS Choices

Check your BMI - NHS Choices

8 tips for healthy eating - NHS Choices

Change For Live

Video's from NHS Choices

Find out how to calculate your body mass index (BMI) and interpret the results correctly.

 

Keeping up the momentum when exercising for health rather than weight loss can be hard. See how others have done it.

Health Checks

IF YOU ARE:

Diabetic, asthmatic or have heart disease, each year you should have:

  • an annual review with the practice nurse
  • a flu injection


Over 65, each year you should have

  • a flu injection
  • a blood pressure check


A woman

  • All women between 25 and 50 should have a cervical smear test every three years unless advised otherwise. Women over 50 should be tested every five years unless advised otherwise.
  • All women aged 50 - 60 should have regular mammograms.

A baby

  • Babies should be checked at birth and eight weeks by their GP