What is bowel cancer screening?
Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK and most people diagnosed are over 60 years old. Screening aims to find bowel cancer at an early stage, before you notice any symptoms. Finding cancer early makes it easier to treat and can help save lives.
The bowel cancer screening kit is a simple free test you can do at home. You will need to collect small samples of poo and then return the kit for testing. The test looks for tiny amounts of blood in poo, which can be a sign of cancer.
What to do next
Contact the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Freephone Helpline on 0800 707 60 60 if:
You want to know more about bowel screening or have any questions or concerns about using the kit.
You did not receive your bowel cancer screening kit or you no longer have it and would like to ask for another free kit.
If you would prefer to speak to someone at the practice please feel free to contact us.
Why not try to quit smoking in 2019! If you are a smoker with a long term condition it is really important you think about stopping. Not only can the symptoms of your long term condition decrease but your medication can also work more effectively. Yorkshire Smokefree Wakefield are a friendly service who have specialist advisors to help the people of the Wakefield district to stop smoking. The service is offering appointments at Pontefract Health Centre on a Thursday from 10am to 3pm to help you kick the habit and become smokefree. They can offer one to one appointments and specialist advice on the best product to help you quit, alongside support which will result in you being four times more likely to be successful rather than going it alone. Why not join the 82% of Wakefield residents and become smokefree!!! For more information log onto Yorkshire Smokefree Wakefield https://wakefield.yorkshiresmokefree.nhs.uk/ , phone the service on 01924 252174 to ask for an appointment or pick up a leaflet in reception.
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Carers Packs. We have put them together for Carers and the Elderly which contains a wealth of information on the services available to you. To obtain a free copy of Northgate's carers pack enquire at Reception.
Wi-Fi is now available for patients in the waiting area to allow easy access to a range of NHS Health mobile apps. No password is needed. Simply connect to the Wi-Fi called ‘NHS Wi-Fi’ and follow the registration steps. Unfortunately we are not able to help with configuration or fixing issues with your device.
Free call blockers will be available to any person living with dementia that is currently receiving scam or nuisance calls.
To get a FREE call-blocking device YES should be answered to the following:
Do you or the person you are applying for receive nuisance and scam calls?
Does the person who would like the call blocker have dementia?
If you answered yes to the above then please apply at:
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Young Person's Telephone Advice Clinic - On Wednesdays between 12.00 noon and 12.30pm we run a young person's (13-19 year old) telephone advice line for dedicated advice on any matter that you would like to discuss with someone clinical on a totally confidential basis. Please feel free to contact reception during these times and someone will help you.
ALL PATIENTS AT THIS PRACTICE HAVE A NAMED GP. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE NAME OF YOUR GP PLEASE ASK AT RECEPTION OR DURING YOUR NEXT CONSULTATION.