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Health Screening


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1. Symptoms of Bowel Cancer: Check for Symptoms...

2. CLICK the 'link': Have I Got Bowel Cancer?

3. CLICK the 'link' (video of actual patient experiences):

My Screening experience...

BOWEL CANCER SCREENING and its importance!!!

  • Blood in your stools?
  • Blood in your urine?
  • Coughing for 3 weeks and more?

Bowel cancer screening checks if you could have bowel cancer. It's available to everyone aged 60 or over.

You use a home test kit to collect a small sample of poo and send it to a lab. This is checked for tiny amounts of blood.

Blood can be a sign of polyps or bowel cancer. Polyps are growths in the bowel. They are not cancer, but may turn into cancer over time.

If the test finds anything unusual, you might be asked to have further tests to confirm or rule out cancer.

Always see a GP if you have symptoms of bowel cancer at any age – do not wait to have a screening test.

How to get a home test kit

Everyone aged 60 to 74 who is registered with a GP and lives in England is automatically sent a bowel cancer screening kit every 2 years.

Make sure your GP has your correct address so your kit is posted to the right place.

If you're 75 or over, you can ask for a kit every 2 years by phoning the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.

If you're worried about a family history of bowel cancer or have any symptoms, speak to a GP for advice.

How to use the home test kit

The screening kit used in England is the faecal immunochemical test kit – known as the FIT kit.

You collect a small sample of poo on a small plastic stick and put it into the sample bottle and post it to a lab for testing.

There are instructions that come with the kit. You can also find bowel cancer screening kit instructions on GOV.UK.

Click here to see a short video >> How to do the FIT bowel cancer screening test


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1. Breast Screening - Help you DECIDE

2. Breast Screening - Help you Decide (LARGE PRINT)

3. CLICK 'link' for different languages: Breast Screening advice - VARIOUS LANGUAGES

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Why is dementia research important now?

Dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face today. The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, and other types of dementia, is set to double over the next 30 years. Research offers hope. It is only through research that we can understand what causes the disease, develop effective treatments, improve care and hopefully one day find a cure. But for research to progress we need more people to take part in more studies.

How can you help us to beat dementia?

As a healthcare professional we hope that you can help raise awareness of Join Dementia Research with your patients and their carers and family members.

One of the big difficulties researchers face today is recruiting participants for their studies. At the same time, many people are looking for studies to contribute to and take part in, but don’t know where to find out about them. This is why the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society have developed Join Dementia Research, a service which allows people to register their interest in participating in dementia research and be matched to suitable studies.

Join Dementia Research is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, and its aims are highlighted as a key deliverable in the governments 2020 Dementia Challenge. The need to promote the service and share with patients is also recommended in NHS England, Dementia Good Care Planning Guidance and in the National Institute of Clinical Excellent (NICE) Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers (NG97), additionally the need to share with patients is a standard included in the Royal College of Psychiatrists – Memory Services National Accreditation Programme (MSNAP).

With your help in raising awareness amongst patients, everybody now has that chance to see what dementia research is taking place, both in their local area and across the nation. The service delivers new opportunities for people to play their part in beating dementia; connecting researchers with people who want to participate in studies.

The tool has been designed primarily for healthcare staff working in primary and secondary care, and the language and examples used are for this audience. However, we hope that other professionals working in social care may also find this tool useful, and we would encourage them to complete the process. We will be reviewing the tool later this year, to update to better support this audience, and are currently working on producing examples of how Join Dementia Research can be best supported by social care organisations and professionals.

What is the purpose of this tool?

This online awareness tool is aimed at healthcare professionals and anyone involved in supporting patients through the dementia care system. We hope to raise awareness of the benefits of dementia research, how Join Dementia Research can help patients and what healthcare staff can do to help patients to become involves.

The process should take no more than 4-5 minutes. You will watch a short informative film, answer a few questions (just to check you were paying attention), and then be asked to provide a little bit of information about yourself. Finally, you will be able to access further resources, and receive a digital certificate for completing the process.

To access statistics on how many people have completed the awareness tool, in any given period, and from which organisations visit our data and statistics page.

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An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge or swelling in the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from the heart down through the chest and tummy.

An AAA can be dangerous if it is not spotted early on.

It can get bigger over time and could burst (rupture), causing life-threatening bleeding.

Screening for AAA is routinely offered by the NHS to all men aged 65 and over.

Women aged 70 or over, who have underlying risk factors such as high blood pressure, may also be advised to attend screening for AAA.

AAA Screening advice and guidance programme

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Location & Contact

Riverlyn Medical Centre
Station Road
Tel: 0115 9752666
(Appointments only)

Opening Hours

Monday: 08.00 – 18.30
Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Thursday: 08.00 – 18.30
Friday: 08.00 – 18.30

Extended Hours:
Tuesday 18.30 – 19.30