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Charity

We’ve done loads of charity work this year, staff and patients completed a 10 mile walk in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust back in February, and our very own Dr Syed and Nurse Emma completed a 60 mile bike ride in aid of Macmillan and Breast Cancer Awareness - donations are still being accepted on front desk. Plans for a spring bike ride are underway and we are finalising plans for a Macmillan coffee morning during our flu clinic day on the 8th October.

Breast Cancer Now 2016

Macmillan 2016

Appointment DNAs (Did Not Attend)

We recorded 339 DNAs between the 1st July 2017 to the 30th September 2017. If you cannot attend your appointment for whatever reason, please let us know in enough time before the appointment is due, so we can allocate it to someone else. Please note that the Practice has a policy for removing patients who persistently fail to attend appointments.

Shingles

The shingles vaccine can be requested for peo-ple aged 70 and 78 . Those who missed out on their shingles vaccine at age 70 are still eligible at ages 71, 72 and 73. And those who missed out on their shingles vaccine at age 78 are eligible at 79. Shingles vaccines can be done at the same time as flu vaccines. Alternatively – please telephone the surgery and book an appointment with Mary or Emma.

Patient Online Access

Patient online access is now available Please visit www.peterloomc.co.uk for more information about how to register to book appointments and order prescriptions online. Alternatively, ask our receptionists for your unique password.

Struggling for an appointment?

Extended hours Doctor and Nurse appointments are available 7 days a week through GP Care Services at Middleton Health Centre, Birtle View Heywood, Kingsway Rochdale and Littleborough Practices. To book, please phone 0161 7638 292 be-tween the hours of: 9:00am and 6:00pm 7 days a week.

Meningitis ACWY

Spreading your wings and flying off to Uni? Have you had your free Meningitis ACWY jab? Book in with a Practice Nurse now!

Trainees

Ourcurrent trainees are:

Dr S Purlackee ST3 who will be with us until August 2018

Dr M Stokle FY2 who will be with us until December 2017

Autumn Feature: Screening Programmes

The aim of screening programmes is to increase the frequency of early diagnoses in at-risk patients, resulting in quicker treatment whilst disease isn’t as serious—thus increasing the chances of recovery. A common misconception is that screening programmes only look for Cancer—they don’t! In fact, they often lead to treatment for different problems which could lead to an improved quality of life.

TypeBreastBowelCervical
EligibilityWomen aged 50-70Men and women aged 60-74. (74+ can request kits online.)Women aged 25-64
InformationBe Breast Aware: 0161 653 2902Bowel Screening Program: 0800 707 60 60Jo’s Trust: 020 7936 7498
RecallEvery 3 yearsEvery 2 yearsEvery 3 years up to 49 years old, then every 5 years until 64
DetailsBreast Screening involves a mammogram—an X-Ray of 2 parts of the breast. It usually takes about 30 minutes and is always supervised by female staff.The Faecal Occult Blood Test is sent out to patients on their 60th birthday. The test is a sample card, on which 2 smears of stool sample are added from 3 different samples on 3 different days. (Making 6 samples overall!) Included with the sample card is a pre paid envelope which is used to send the sample to the lab for testing.Cervical screening involves a smear of the cells in the cervix and testing them for abnormalities or inflammation. Like breast screening, smear clinics are undertaken by female staff.

Want to have your say in how we do things around here?
Join our Patient Participation Group!

The Peterloo Patient Participation Group (PPG) plan to meet around 4 times a year, allowing you to express your ideas about the Practice. For more information, please email peterloo.information@nhs.net for the attention of Julie, expressing your interest in joining up. We hope to see you at one of our meetings soon.

 

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