Welcome to The Elms Medical Practice Website
Here at The Elms Medical Practice we offer a full general practice service and run specialist clinics for diabetes, COPD, coronary heart disease and asthma sufferers and for minor surgery.
We aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We believe it is important that you know who you are speaking to and so our practice staff wear name badges and also identify themselves on the telephone.
View our Practice Newsletter HERE
The Elms are excited to announce that we can now provide eConsult for our patients.
This service is accessed via our website and will enable patients to access safe and efficient advice for their health conditions and consult with their GP from the convenience of their own home!
Please ensure that you don't attach photographs of intimate areas with your e-consult. These will be deleted and not added to your consultation.
For more information please see the following video:
e-Consult Patient Video
CATCH is a free NHS health app for parents and carers of children from pregnancy to age 5.
check out the website and download the app
Once you download the app, you can create profiles for your children, using their name, gender and date of birth or due date.
CATCH will then provide you with a list of health articles most relevant to your child's age, tailored to suit them as they grow.
You can 'favourite' articles too, to keep the ones of interest to you close at hand.
You will get reminders about key health dates like childhood immunisations.
Are you a Carer?
There are many definitions to describe Carers and the caring role. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
Young Carers are children under 18 with caring responsibilities. More information can be found on the Carers UK website.
Please click HERE to go to our Carers page.
Bowel cancer screening
NHS bowel cancer screening checks if you could have bowel cancer. We offer screening every 2 years between the ages of 60 and 74. We are gradually extending this age range, and people aged 56 are now being invited as part of this process.
You use a home test kit, called a faecal immunochemical test (FIT), to collect a small sample of poo and send it to a lab. This is checked for tiny amounts of blood.
Blood can be a sign of polyps or bowel cancer. Polyps are growths in the bowel. They are not cancer, but may turn into cancer over time.
If the test finds anything unusual, you might be asked to have further tests to confirm or rule out cancer.
Always see a GP if you have symptoms of bowel cancer at any age, even if you have recently completed a NHS bowel cancer screening test kit – do not wait to have a screening test.
We as a practice will be proactively calling patients who are eligible to have this screening, and to encourage them to take part.
It’s your choice whether to take part in bowel cancer screening. This leaflet aims to help you decide. Bowel screening Leaflet
Bowel cancer is very treatable but the earlier it’s diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. People whose cancer is diagnosed at an early stage have a much higher chance of successful treatment than those whose cancer has become more widespread.
For signs and symptoms see this link https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/about-bowel-cancer/symptoms/
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NHS App and your NHS account
The NHS App enables people to:
Patients can register and prove who they are so they can:
- order their repeat prescriptions and view, set or change their nominated pharmacy, where they want their prescriptions to be sent
- view their GP health record securely
- manage their first hospital or clinic appointment with a specialist, when they are referred by their GP, through the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS)
Primary Eyecare provides NHS funded eyecare services across large parts of England. The services are available from the majority of local opticians.
For more information or self referral click HERE