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Severn Fields Health VillageSundorne RoadShrewsbury, SY1 4RQTel: 01743 281950
Covid Restriction Update: 27/01/2022 - Face coverings in practice update - see Latest News for more Information
In addition to general consultations we are pleased to offer the following services:
What is a Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA)?
A Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) Concerns Checklist is a simple questionnaire that is completed by a person affected by cancer. It allows them to highlight the most important issues to them at that time, and this can inform the development of a care and support plan with their nurse or key worker. It usually takes about 10 minutes to complete.
More information and a link to a copy of the HNA concerns checklist can be found on the Macmillan website: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/healthcare-professionals/innovation-in-cancer-care/holistic-needs-assessment .
Please see information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below. Travel Vaccinations and Health Advice Service is available in selected UK pharmacies and private clinics. It's suitable for adults and children aged two and over.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
If a GP or another member of our health care team believes you need hospital treatment or specialist care elsewhere, they will refer you on to the appropriate specialist.
All referrals, except re-referrals, are sent through the Referral Assessment Service(RAS). The RAS team will contact you once they have received the referral to offer you the opportunity to select a Hospital of your choice for treatment. You will also be able to book your appointment at this time, if one is available; if there are no appointments available then you will be put onto that Hospital's waiting list and will be contacted directly by them in due course.
Your GP should give you a form explaining where your referral has gone and giving details of any action you need to take.
It is important that we have up to date contact details for you in order for this to happen. Could you please check that we have your home and mobile telephone numbers where applicable as well as your current address at the time of referral.
(To detect early treatable breast cancer and cervical changes which if neglected may become cancerous)
The frequency of cervical smears varies from individual to individual and national screening policy is subject to change in the light of research. Currently it is Women between the ages of 25 and 64 (England) / 21 and 60 (Scotland) / 20 – 64 (Wales) / 20 – 65 (NI), are offered cervical screening at intervals defined nationally. Currently, the screening intervals are:
Nationally, 3 yearly mammograms are advised between the age of 50 and 65 (although we would advise continuing beyond 65. You can arrange this by special request). Your doctor will automatically send you an appointment for these programmes which are largely carried out by nurses. Please check your arrangements if in doubt.
Use of Benzodiazepines (and related medications) for flying
Patients sometimes ask our doctors to prescribe diazepam or 'Valium' for fear of flying or assist with sleep during flights. Diazepam is a benzodiazepine, a form of sedative, which means it makes you sleepy and more relaxed. There are a number of very good reasons why prescribing this drug is not recommended for fear of flying.
As with all travel arrangements, it is important to declare all medical conditions and medications you take to your travel insurer. If not, there is a risk of nullifying any insurance policy you may have.
Patients who still wish to take benzodiazepines for flight anxiety may consult with a private GP or travel clinic, who may also decline to prescribe it. Other helpful resources for flight anxiety are linked below:
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