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** IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR OUR PATIENTS**

COVID 19

If you have a new, persistent cough and/or a fever, and/or loss of taste or smell please do not come to the Health Centre, call NHS 24 on 111.

If you have any queries about COVID19, please visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

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The Scottish Government requires General Practice and other healthcare settings to have different infection control and physical distancing guidance to other places such as hospitality and shops.  This is to help reduce the risk to practice staff and to people attending the practice who may be at greater risk if they catch Covid19. The following rules still apply in General Practice:

  1. Wearing of face coverings by patients and the public (unless you are exempt)
  2. Physical distancing of 2 metres in waiting rooms
  3. Contact your practice by telephone in the first instance
  4. Wearing of PPE by staff
  5. Screening of all patients for COVID 19 symptoms

Please support Comrie Medical Centre by complying with this guidance

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Up-to-date information about COVID19 can be found:

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

Vaccine information found:

www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine

Please see guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection. The guide helps find out if you need to self-isolate and for how long. It also gives advice on what your household and extended household should do.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/test-and-protect/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-infection 

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Bowel Screening Awareness

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Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland after lung and breast cancer.  Every year, almost 4,000 people are diagnosed with the disease.  95% of new cases occur in people over the age of 50.  Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death for men and third for women with 1600 people dying of the disease in Scotland each year. 

All eligible patients will be sent a bowel testing kit (see image above) by post to their home address with clear instructions on how to take the samples.  If you have changed your address please contact the Medical Centre and we will update your medical records accordingly.

Once you have completed all the steps the kit should be returned in the envelope provided to the Screening Centre who will carry out the tests and then will send you the results within two weeks.  A copy of the results will also be sent to your GP.

People are almost 50 per cent more likely to survive bowel cancer compared to 30 years ago, according to recent figures. The statistics, from ISD Scotland, have been revealed to coincide with the launch of the Scottish Government’s groundbreaking bowel cancer campaign. They show that the five year survival rate for bowel cancer increased from 38 per cent between 1983 to 1987, to 55 per cent between 2003 and 2007.

From April 2014, the bowel screening programme will be extended, and those over the age of 74 will be able to self-refer every two years. Currently, men and women aged 50-74 are invited to participate in screening every two years.

For further information please see:

 

Bowel screening is a test for people with no symptoms.  If you have any of the following signs or symptoms:

  • change in bowel habit for more than 3 weeks,
  • blood in your poo,
  • unexplained weight loss,
  • abdominal pain

you should make an appointment with your GP.  You should also see you GP if you have had a negative screening test but have any of the above mentioned symptoms.  Do not wait for your next test.

 



 
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