Remember to make an appointment for your Flu Jag
Bowel screening is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast. Every year, almost 4000 people are diagnosed with this disease. The Scottish Bowel Screening programme will invite all men and women aged 50 to 74 every two years. This is a simple test and aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms. For more information please contact the Scottish Bowel Screening Helpline on : 0800 0121 833 or check the website www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk. We would encourage our patients to participate in this programme.
PREGNANT ?? What you need to do next.
To make your first midwife appointment call 0141 232 4005
As soon as you know you are pregnant there are simple things you can do:
Take folic acid supplements as soon as yo can. Vitamin D supplements are also very important.Ask your chemsit for advice
Eat a balanced healthy diet.
Avoid raw or undercooked meat, blue cheese, raw shellfish, unpasteurised milk.
Avoid foods high in vitamin A ie liver , pate, cod liver oil.
For more info: www.readysteadybaby.org.uk/expecting
HEALTH AND CARE EXPERIENCE SURVEY 2014
As part of a national survey many of our patients received a questionnaire through the post loking for their views on our practice. Thank you to those of you who took the time to reply. We are delighted with the overall results. The comments made about the practice were, on the whole, very positive. The one area where we did not score as well was supporting carers. If you are a carer for someone and feel you need extra support please feel free to discuss it with any of our staff.
If you wish to view the results they are available publicly at www.healthcareexperienceresults.org
If you are planning on travelling abroad over the coming months please check if you require vaccinations. If you are unsure you can collect a travel form from our reception desk complete it and return it to our reception staff. The nurse can find out what vaccinations you require based on your information. Please do not leave this until the last minute as some vaccinations cannot be done in the practice and require patients to attend a travel clinic.