Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
22nd January 2018 marks the start of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Here are some facts about cervical screening in the UK:
- Cervical screening saves 5,000 lives a year
- It is NOT a test for cervical cancer, it is a screening test to detect abnormalities in the cells of the cervix at an early stage
- The majority of examinations are undertaken by practice nurses in GP surgeries
- Nine out of ten cervical screening test results come back normal.
Please don’t ignore your invitation. It takes just a few minutes and it could save your life.
Are you interested in Patient Online services and the Electronic Prescribing service? Pop along to one of these roadshows to find out more and how to register!2
1st February - Coleford, Clock Tower Roundabout (09.30-15.30)
6th February - Cinderford, Co-Op (09.30-15.30)
22nd February - Lydney, Newern St Car park (08.45-15.30)
Prescription Ordering Line
The NHS Prescription Ordering Line (POL) service is the easy way for you to order your repeat prescription.
All it takes is a simple phone call that you can make from the comfort of your own home – there’s no need to go into your GP practice or pharmacy.
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Injured or Ill, not sure what to do? Use the new ASAP app.
The NHS in Gloucestershire has launched their ASAP (Choose Well) public information campaign. The campaign targets adults and parents of young children with advice on what to do if they are ill or injured and are unsure where to turn. The promotional material encourages them to check out the App, Search the website, Ask NHS 111 or visit their Pharmacy.
The ASAP website and App allows users to ‘Search by Service’ or ‘Search by Condition’ – providing a step by step guide through symptoms, self care and signposting to the appropriate NHS service/s. They can also find opening hours and service location information. As well as on-line options, the public can call NHS 111 for advice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and they can visit their pharmacy for advice on whether or not they need to use other NHS services.
Local people are encouraged to add the website www.asapglos.nhs.uk to their favourites and download the App free from the App store (ASAP Glos NHS).