The practice takes part in the following national health screening programmes
Cervical Smears for cervical cancer ( via appointment with nurse) - for women aged 25yrs to 64yrs
Bowel Cancer Screening ( for patients aged 60 to 74.)
Breast Cancer Screening ( for women over 50 to 70yrs)
Aortic Aneurysm Screening ( for men aged over 65rs)
You can contact local offices if you have not been invited for screening & qualify in the above age groups :
Aortic Aneurysm Screening
Tel: 0121 4243612
Room28, 1st Floor Education Centre
Birmingham Heartland Hospital
Bordesley Green East
Breast Cancer Screening
Tel: 0121 507 4967
City, Sandwell & Walsall Bss
Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
The Birmingham Treatment Centre
City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham
Bowel Screening - 0800 707 60 60
Patients are strongly recommended to take part if they receive an invite letter. The Practice may contact you to encourage and explain benefits detecting cancer early.
What is cervical screening?
Cervical screening, or the “smear test”, is a routine health check that identifies potentially harmful cells and changes on the cervix. Cervical screening is not a test for cancer but catching any changes early can reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer. Cervical cancer kills two women every day. Regular screenings can help reduce that number, which is why it’s so important you attend your screening when invited.
Who is the screening for?
If you are a woman, or someone with a cervix, you will be invited for cervical screening at regular intervals:
If you’re aged 25-49, you’ll be invited every 3 years
If you’re aged 50-64, you’ll be invited every 5 years
It is advisable you have regular cervical screenings, but ultimately, it is your choice whether you attend.
What happens during cervical screening?
Your screening will only take a minute or two, the whole appointment usually takes around ten minutes. During your screening a nurse will give you a private space in which to undress from the waist down. They will also give you a paper sheet to cover yourself and will ask you to lie on the bed. They’ll then place a speculum (a hollow cylinder with a rounded edge) in your vagina. This helps them see your cervix. Then, using a small brush, they’ll gently gather some cells from your cervix. They’ll remove the speculum, put your sample in a pot and send it off for testing. You’ll get your results around two weeks later.
Your nurse is there to answer any questions or concerns you may have before your appointment, so please talk to them if you’re feeling nervous. There are also a range of things you can do to put yourself at ease during your screening:
• If you’d like, you can take a trusted friend or family member with you
• Wear a long, loose dress or skirt. It may make you feel more covered during your screening
• Take long, deep breaths to help you relax
• Listen to a podcast or some music during your screening to put you at ease
• Speculums come in a range of different sizes. It is a rounded cylinder which is gently opened so nurses can see your cervix. You may want to discuss the size of the speculum with the nurse before you have the test.
If you’re due to have a cervical screening, you’ll receive a letter in the post. Don’t ignore it, book your cervical screening today.
If you missed your previous screening, please contact us and we will book you an appointment.
How to book your cervical screening appointment
If you are due a cervical screening you can book an appointment with our reception by ringing 0121 327 1878
When you receive an invitation to cervical screening from the Practice, please, don’t ignore it. It takes just a few minutes and could save your life.
First time being screen, or nervous? tell the Nurse/Doctor, and try to relax and distract your mind
Worried about discomfort? Ask the Nurse/Doctor to use a smaller speculum
Feeling embarrassed? Wear a skirt to your appointment as you can keep this on during the procedure
Don’t want to go alone? Take a friend with you, to keep you company in the Waiting Room, and be there for you after the screening
Undergone FGM/cutting in the past? Tell the Nurse/Doctor
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What is bowel cancer?
Bowel cancer is also known as colon, rectal or colorectal cancer. Bowel cancer is a malignant tumour at the end of the gastrointestinal tract
What are the symptoms?
Recent, persistent changes in bowel habits:
Inconsistency, such as diarrhoea and constipation
Infrequency such as going a lot more or a lot less
Incompleteness of bowel action
Bleeding / mucus
Unexplained anaemia and / or severe gut pain
Why screen for bowel cancer?
Bowel cancer screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage (in people with no symptoms), when treatment is more likely to be effective
Regular bowel cancer screening has been shown to reduce the risk of dying from bowel cancer by 15 per cent
Who is screening aimed at?
Everybody aged 60-74 in Wales will be invited for bowel cancer screening every 2 years
The programme will be phased in and will start by inviting people aged between 60 and 69 to be screened
How is the test carried out?
If you are invited for screening, you will receive a bowel screening kit through the post
You will be able to carry out the test at home and in private.
For further information, visit the bowel screening website
Naseby Medical Practice Breast Screening Campaign
Dr Ahmed has a newly appointment clinical Cancer champion, Dr Ahmed is specifically trying to target our ‘non-responders/non-attenders’. His efforts so far have already increased awareness in the practice for both staff and patients!
About one in eight women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. There's a good chance of recovery if it's detected in its early stages.
Breast screening aims to find breast cancers early. It uses an X-ray test called a mammogram that can spot cancers when they are too small to see or feel.
As the likelihood of getting breast cancer increases with age, all women who are aged 50-70 and registered with a GP are automatically invited for breast cancer screening every three years.
In the meantime, if you are worried about breast cancer symptoms such as a lump or area of thickened tissue in a breast, don't wait to be offered screening – see your GP.
For more information
NHS Choices offers detailed information around the process of screening:
Why be screened / When you are called? / What happens? / Your results / FAQs
Link to Cancer Research UK – Lets beat cancer sooner
Syptoms / Survival / Risks + Causes / Treatment / Living with Cancer / Research
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