Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Please click on the link for information on Prostate Cancer and prevention: Information leaflet. If you have any symptoms or concerns please book an appointment with the Doctor.
This has been hot in the press lately and we would like to remind patients of the importance of cervical screening.
Around 2,600 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year and around 690 women die from the disease. It is estimated that if everyone attended screening regularly, 83% of cervical cancer cases could be prevented; however, attendance is at a 20-year low, with 1 in 4 women in the UK not attending their cervical screening.
Screening is offered to female patients 25-64 years and is every 3 years for those aged 25 – 49 and every 5 years for those aged 50 – 64.
The smear test is nothing to be anxious about and takes only a few minutes. The nurses do many per week and are used to nervous patients and will put you at ease.
If you missed your last cervical screening, you do not need to wait for a letter to book an appointment.
Please visit NHS.uk for more details on cervical screening (NHS.uk - cervical screening) or ask to speak to a nurse.
Helston Community Hospital
A statement by Dr Ben Ashmore
New GP Partner
The Partners are pleased to announce that they have appointed Dr Fiona Briant as a 4 session GP partner with the practice.
Dr Briant as she has been with the practice since 2015 as a salaried GP and is a welcome addition to the practice team as a partner with the Practice.
Dr Briant will start as a GP partner on her return from maternity leave in 2019.
Mullion Health Volunteer Car Service
Mullion Health Volunteer car service are able to provide transport for patients from their home to hospital to attend a hospital appointment.
The aim of the service is to convey patients safely and in comfort to the appropriate appointment who have difficulty with transport for appointments.
" Mileage expenses charged "
If you would like further information please contact the service on 01326 241124
Meningitis B vaccination
If you are interested in your child having the vaccination privately, please call Jo Sugrue on 01326 242106.
There will be a charge for this vaccination and as it is not an NHS service, it cannot be done in your registered NHS surgery. To overcome this we have a reciprocal arrangement with St Keverne Surgery, but please do register your interest at Mullion Health Centre.
Any queries, please call Jo Sugrue on 01326 242106.
Meningitis ACWY Vaccination
Recently started University or starting this year?
OR are you aged between 17 and 24 and not yet had your vaccination?
If so you are advised to get the
Please call for an appointment.
NHS Summary Care Record
The NHS in England is introducing the Summary Care Record, which will be used in emergency care. The record will contain information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had, to ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely.
As a patient you have a choice:
· Yes I would like a Summary Care Record – you do not need to do anything and a Summary Care Record will be created for you. Healthcare staff will ask your permission before they look at your record, except in certain circumstances for example if you are unconscious.
· No I do not want a Summary Care Record– Please visit your surgery and pick up a leaflet and opt out form. This form should be given to your GP practice. Additional copies of the opt out form can be requested from the dedicated NHS Summary Care Record Information line on 0300 123 3020.
For more information, telephone the dedicated NHS Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020 or visit the website at www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk where you can find information in other formats and languages.
You can choose not to have a Summary Care Record and you can change your mind at any time by informing your GP practice.