Shreeji Medical Centre22 Whitby RoadSloughBerkshire, SL1 3DQTel: 01753 424496
These clinics are run between the doctor, midwife (antenatal only), HCAS and practice nurse.
NHS Health Checks are offered to patients in the age grouped 40yrs- 74yrs without a pre-existing condition. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing something dangerous like high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes. Your NHS Health Check can spot early signs and help prevent these happening to you, which means you'll be more likely to enjoy life for longer. This check includes your circulatory and vascular health and what your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease is.
The Dietician attends the Practice once a month. She works as part of a multi-disciplinary team and supports the work of other health care professionals. She provides health advice and promotes healthy eating and advises about special diets and nutrition, i.e. for obese and diabetic patients.
Our practice has a facility to perform minor surgeries i.e removal of moles, cysts, skin lesions, aspiration of fluids from the joints, drainage of abscess and steroid injections in the joints.
ECG services are available in-house only at the instructions of the doctor.
Regular development & health checks for the under five’s are carried out by the doctor and the health visitor. The appointment for routine development check is sent out to you via the computerised recall system by CCG. The immunisation appointments are sent in the same way. It is important that all children are fully immunised.
If your child is under 5 years old and is travelling abroad, please ensure they are up to date with all their immunisations.
For more details contact the reception staff for an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
Our Practice runs flu sessions from the third week of September. Pneumovax vaccines are available throughout the year. Please contact our receptionist staff for further details.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
We are regularly updated with the international requirements. Prescription for medication to be used abroad (e.g. anti malaria tablets) and certain vaccinations are not covered by NHS. Patients who are planning to travel overseas should contact our reception staff at least 8 weeks before they travel.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Our Practice is fully supportive of Carers and people being cared for.
The Practice has a Carer's Register for people who care for a relative / friend. Carer's information is available from our Reception Staff and we also have a Carer's Support Policy which can be viewed below:
Carers Support Policy
You can also obtain further information about carers from the Carers Direct section on the right side column.
We are now providing the following IT services:-
Bowel cancer screening involves having tests to check if you have or are at risk of bowel cancer.
NHS bowel cancer screening is only offered to people aged 55 or over, as this is when you're more likely to get bowel cancer:
Bowel cancer is a common type of cancer in both men and women. About 1 in 20 people will get it during their lifetime.Screening can help detect bowel cancer at an early stage, when it's easier to treat. It can also be used to help check for and remove small growths in the bowel called polyps, which can turn into cancer over time.
There are 2 types of test used in NHS bowel cancer screening:
If these tests find anything unusual, you might be asked to have further tests to confirm or rule out cancer.
If you're too young for screening but are worried about a family history of bowel cancer, speak to your GP for advice.
Always see a GP if you have symptoms of bowel cancer at any age – don't wait to have a screening test.
No screening test is 100% reliable. There's a chance a cancer could be missed, meaning you might be falsely reassured.
There's also a small risk that the bowel scope screening test and some of the tests you might have if screening finds something unusual could damage your bowel, but this is rare.
There are no risks to your health from the home testing kit.
About 1 in 8 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. If it's detected early, treatment is more successful and there's a good chance of recovery.
Breast screening aims to find breast cancers early. It uses an x-ray test called a mammogram that can spot cancers when they're too small to see or feel.
As the likelihood of getting breast cancer increases with age, all women aged 50 to 70 and registered with a GP are automatically invited for breast cancer screening every 3 years.
In the meantime, if you're worried about breast cancer symptoms, such as a lump or area of thickened tissue in a breast, or you notice that your breasts look or feel different from what's normal for you, don't wait to be offered screening – see your GP.
Most experts agree that regular breast screening is beneficial in identifying breast cancer early.
The earlier the condition is found, the better the chances of surviving it.
You're also less likely to need a mastectomy (breast removal) or chemotherapy if breast cancer is detected at an early stage.
The main risk is that breast screening sometimes picks up cancers that may not have caused any symptoms or become life threatening. You may end up having unnecessary extra tests and treatment.
Breast screening is currently offered to women aged 50 to 70 in England.
But currently there's a trial to examine the effectiveness of offering some women one extra screen before the age of 50 and one after 70.
You'll first be invited for screening between your 50th and 53rd birthday.
You may be eligible for breast screening before the age of 50 if you have a very high risk of developing breast cancer.
If you're over the age of 70, you'll stop receiving screening invitations.
You can still have screening after 70 if you want to, and can arrange an appointment by contacting your local screening unit or GP.
Breast screening involves having an X-ray (mammogram) at a special clinic or mobile breast screening unit.
Your breasts will be X-rayed one at a time. The breast is placed on the X-ray machine and gently but firmly compressed with a clear plate. Two X-rays are taken of each breast at different angles.
After your breasts have been X-rayed, the mammogram will be checked for any abnormalities.
The results of the mammogram will be sent to you and your GP no later than 2 weeks after your appointment.
Following screening, about 1 in 25 women will be called back for further assessment.
Being called back doesn't mean you definitely have cancer. The first mammogram may have been unclear.
About 1 in 4 women who are called back for further assessment are diagnosed with breast cancer.
Diabetic retinopathy is caused when diabetes affects the small blood vessels in the retina, the part of the eye that acts rather like a film in a camera. Screening is an effective way of detecting diabetic retinopathy as soon as possible. Untreated diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common causes of blindness in the working-age population. Diabetic retinopathy does not usually affect your sight until changes are advanced. Annual screening is an effective way of preventing sight loss caused by diabetes.
All patients aged 12 and over, with a diagnosis of diabetes should participate in the diabetic eye screening programme. This is the best way to ensure that risk of losing your sight is managed. Patients who have had bariatric surgery or no longer show the symptoms of diabetes should still attend for screening.
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