Are you due to have your smear test?
Cervical screening (smear test)
- Each year around five million women in the UK are invited for cervical screening (smear test)
- Cervical screening saves 5,000 lives a year in the UK.
- Cervical screening is free and you should receive your invitation to attend for regular screening from your GP surgery (it is important that you let them know of any change in your name or address)
- If you are feeling anxious beforehand, you can ask a member of your family or friend to accompany you. Your practice nurse will be happy to talk through any anxieties that you have prior to your cervical screening appointment
- Cervical screening is NOT a test to find cancer. It is a screening test to detect changes to the cells of the cervix, which are called cervical abnormalities or precancer
- Between 90 and 94% of all screening results come back normal, with no abnormalities found
- It is important to remember that an abnormal screening result rarely means cancer
- Having regular cervical screening offers the best protection against developing cervical cancer
- Please take up your invitation to attend your cervical screening test; regular screening saves lives.
- Please call 01942367199 to book an appointment with Practice Nurses Sarah or Denise.
Congratulations and well done to Rachel our Receptionist and her sister in taking part in a sponsored marathon for Crohns & Colitis Uk. 26.2 miles in 4 hours raising £800! If you would like further information about the charity go to www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk
The Surgery is working with HealthyRoutes offering free support and advice on quiting smoking. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment or for further information 01942 367199
Carers Gold Star!
The surgery is currently working with Wigan and Leigh carers centre to provide help and support of our carers and who is being cared for, doing this has awarded us a gold start.
Please go to our carers direct page for further information.
The Wigan GP Extended Hours
WIGAN GP ACCESS ALLIANCE
NEED TO SEE A GP IN THE EVENINGS OR AT WEEKENDS?
WIGAN BOROUGH GPS HAVE COME TOGETHER TO PROVIDE EXTENDED ACCESS TO A GP IN 'HUBS' ACCROSS THE BOROUGH.
YOU CAN BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
WEEKDAYS 6.30PM TO 8PM
WEEKENDS 10AM TO 4PM
CURRENTLY THERE ARE FIVE HUBS OPEN IN- PEMBERTON , SHEVINGTON, TYLDESLEY AND ASHTON. THERE WILL BE MORE HUBS OPENING ACCROSS THE BOROUGH SOON.
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE RING: 01942 482848
Hubs and Opening Times
The appointments are for:
- Cervical Smears
- Contraceptive pill checks - (not the depo provera injection)
- Long Term Condition reviews:
- COPD reviews
- Asthma reviews
- Diabetes reviews - (annual bloods need to be done a few days before the review date)
- Peripheral Arterial Disease reviews
- Ischaemic Heart Disease reviews - (annual bloods need to be done a few days before the review date)
- Stroke reviews
- Atrial Fibrillation reviews
- Heart Failure reviews
(Ask our call handlers or refer to the website for the list of LTC reviews available – and book a double appointment)
Tele: 01942 482848 or refer to our website: http://www.wigangpalliance.org
Named Accountable GP
Pemberton Surgery has allocated a named GP for all patients. The GP will be responsible for co-ordinating your care. You will be notified by letter in due course regarding which GP has been allocated to you. If you wish to know who your named GP is please contact the surgery. If you have a preference as to which GP you are allocated, please let us know and we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request. Although you have been given a “named GP” this does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the Practice.
Online access to GP records
The Practice now offers online access to GP records. We have the facility for patients to view online, export or print information relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions following agreement with your GP.
Any new patients registering at the Practice will be given a form to complete to register for this service. Existing patients – please contact the surgery and ask to register for online access.