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VACANCY - We are currently advertising for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our team. Please contact Kathy Cockman on kathy.cockman@nhs.net for a recruitment pack.

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Training Afternoons

We are closed from 1pm on the dates below for Staff Training. Patients requiring medical help should contact NHS 24 on their national number - 111.

Tuesday 13th February 2018

Wednesday 21st March 2018

BOWEL SCREENING

A reminder to all patients aged 50-74 of the importance in taking part in the national Bowel Screening Programme

   

Every year almost 4000 patients across Scotland are diagnosed with Bowel Cancer and as with all types of cancer the early detection is key to successful treatment. To help with early detection all patients aged 50-74 will receive a simple bowel screening test kit in the post every 2 years.

These simple tests are completed at home and posted back to the national screening centre – which in turn reports results back to both the patient and the GP.

 

In Badenoch and Strathspey over 60% of the tests sent out are returned completed each year. However, this still means that there are hundreds of local people are not taking up the opportunity of screening.

 

The local GPs would like to strongly encourage all eligible patients to take 5 minutes to complete the simple test when it comes through the letter box.

 

More information about the testing programme is available online at http://www.bowelscreening.scot.nhs.uk/ or via the national Bowel Screening Helpline on 0800 0121 833.  

 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us for advice.

 



 
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