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Dates Our Surgeries Are Closed:

25th December 2018

26th December 2018

We will be CLOSED between 1-4pm for training purposes on

Thursday 15th November 2018

Please contact Out Of Hours for any emergencies during those times on 03001230762

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For information on GDPR which replaced The Data Protection Act on 25.05.2018, please see the link on the right hand side of the screen,or click here.

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Appointments at Posterngate Surgery

We understand it can be confusing to work out who you need to book an appointment with for certain problems. We have produced a leaflet for patients to give some idea of who to book in with to make things a bit easier. You can find this leaflet under 'Appointments' at the top of the page, and then in the tab 'Who to book with'.

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CHEMISTS DELIVERY SERVICE

Did you know that chemists offer a delivery service for patients?  For more information please speak to one of the local chemists

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TEXT MESSAGE REMINDERS

Please let the Surgery know if you would like to receive text message reminders of your booked appointments

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YOUR VIEWS ARE IMPORTANT

We want to encourage patients to give their views about how the practice is doing. If you are interested in finding out more information, please click on the 'Sign up for our Patient Group' link below.

If you would like to become a member of the Patient Participation Group, please contact the Surgery for more information.

Cervical Smears

stethoscope2These important checks facilitate early detection of cancer of the cervix. All female patients between the ages of 25 and 49 should be screened every 3 years.  All female patients between the ages of 50 and 64 should be screened every 5 years.  Younger patients may also be recommended for testing, but women aged less than 25 years do not need routine cervical screening.

Appointments can be made with any of the nurses.  Results are currently taking about 8 weeks to get back to you from the laboratory. You will receive a letter through the post, unless you specifically request that you do not get any correspondence. However, we do not advise this.

Mammograms

These breast checks are carried out every 3 years when the mobile service from York is based in Selby, at Selby War Memorial Hospital, for about 3 months.

Women in their 50th year and older, up to 65 years are called up for screening. Above the age of 65, women have to specifically request the test, by contacting the mammography unit in York, when the service is in Selby.

Some women will be recalled for a further check if there is the suspicion of an abnormality, when they will need to go to York.  If women have any concerns relating to abnormalities in their breasts, they should seek medical advice and not wait for the screening programme.

Blood Pressure Checks

We advise that every adult should have a Blood Pressure check at least every 5 years.  Blood pressure is a silent problem and its first presentation may be with a complication such as a stroke.  Women frequently have blood pressure checks as part of contraceptive checks or ante-natal care, but men, who may be at higher risk, often miss out on these.

Blood Forms

If you feel you are due a blood test and need a blood form, you can ask a receptionist at either the Selby or Hemingbrough branches, or you can telephone the surgery to see if a blood form is needed.  It is not appropriate to book an appointment to see a GP if you only require a blood form.

Men's Health

There is no screening yet specifically targeted at men.  We do advise blood pressure checks as above. We can also advise patients who may be at high risk of developing heart disease or diabetes.

However, we do advise older men who may be having urinary problems to seek help and advice. For them, prostate screening may be suitable.  If you have any concerns, please make an appointment with one of the GPs or nurses.

Sexual Health

We offer free chlamydia tests at the Surgery, the test is very simple and you will not need to be examined.  Please contact the Surgery for more information.
Below is a useful link for the sexual health website for York and North Yorkshire.  The website is a source of information around sexual health and local services.
www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk

 
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