A walk-in service offered to all. This service is offered for;
Cervical screening is a test that looks for abnormal cells on the cervix. The cervix is the entrance to a woman’s womb.
Cervical screening is not a test for cancer it is a test for abnormal cells which can lead to cancer.
Screening picks up these abnormal cells at an early stage to prevent cancer.
Abnormal cells can lead to cancer of the cervix if they are not treated.
All women between the ages of 25 years and 64 years are eligible for cervical screening in England and Scotland.
Women aged 25–49 years are offered screening every 3 years. Women aged 50–64 years are offered screening every 5 years.
Women 65 years of age or older can be offered screening if:
- They have not had a cervical screening test since 50 years of age.
- A recent cervical screening test showed abnormal results.
Women who have never had sex may choose not to have cervical screening, as their risk of cervical cancer is low.
If you have an abnormal result from a cervical screening test you might be referred for colposcopy.
Colposcopy is where a doctor looks at your cervix with a microscope.
Treatment for abnormal cervical cells includes a doctor burning the cells away or using a thin wire to remove cells.
This treatment might be done at the same time as the colposcopy.
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When your cervical screening test is due you will be sent a letter. It is important for cervical screening to be carried out; please book an appointment with one of the Practice Nurses on arrival of your letter.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (AAA)
The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme’s main aim is to reduce the number of deaths from ruptured AAAs.
An AAA is a weakening and stretching of the main blood vessel (aorta) in the abdominal (tummy) area. The aorta supplies blood to the body.
If you have an AAA there is a risk that it may split or tear (rupture).
An AAA does not usually present with any symptoms, therefore, people do not know they have one.
One of the main risk factors is being male. This includes transgender women who were assigned (born) male at birth. The risk increases with age and can also increase if you:
· have high blood pressure
· have a close family history of this condition
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Nottinghamshire Help Yourself
The website has just been redesigned to make it easier for people to find information about a whole range of organisations and services including:
- activities, groups and events in your local community
- childcare providers
- support for children and young people aged 0 – 25 with a special educational need and / or a disability
- housing support and information
- health and social care information and support for adults and children
- information about workplace health schemes.
People can filter the information using a range of options including the type of service they’re interested in, the location of that service, the age group it provides for, or any particular type of need or disability.
Healthy Family Team - (Previously known as Community Health Visitors and School Nurses)
This Team provides support for families, for children between the ages of 0 -19 years. They also monitor development and will help parents with a variety of problems. They can be contacted on 01623 43 5522