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Blood tests now available
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 08:30 to 10:00. Book your appointment at reception

Budgets
Patients are quite rightly getting more and more frustrated at not getting what they want, when they want it! Please be assured that we are your advocates and we act in your best interests. But we do have to prescribe cost-effectively, and refer for medical reasons when we can't manage your problem, not simply for your peace of mind. You will not find a GP practice these days which will oblige your every wish without discussion!

Photo ID you may be asked for a photo for our records. This reduces problems where patients are mistaken for each other when they consult another GP within the practice. 

Sickness Certficates The first 7 days of sickness do not require a certificate from your GP. If your employer insists on a sickness form, complete a Self Certification form, which can be found here

 

Lots of patients present to us with problems of the Digestive Tract.

stool chart

 

Bowel Cancer Information About one in 20 people in the UK will develop bowel cancer during their lifetime with the risk increasing with age. If bowel cancer is detected at the earliest stage, there is over a 90% chance of survival and it is one of the most successful cancers to treat.  Symptoms include -

·         a change in your normal bowel habit lasting 3 weeks or more. E.G. Loose stools, diarrhoea, increased frequency

·         Bleeding from the bottom (rectum) and/or blood in your stools lasting 3 weeks or more

·         Unexplained extreme tiredness and/or weight loss

·         A pain or lump in your abdomen and/or back passage

Most symptoms won't be bowel cancer but sometimes it is easy to dismiss or leave them for longer than you should. If you have any symptoms and are over 50 , call us and ask for a bowel check at the surgery. For further information go to www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk or visit www.swlcn.nhs.uk

 

 
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