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We are delighted to welcome Dr Joanna Burgess to the team on 1st March. Dr Burgess joins us as a GP partner, having worked as a GP in Cheshire for the last sixteen years.
In the News
New Recommendations on Vitamin D
The most recent National Diet and Nutrition Survey shows that a proportion of the UK population has low Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is essential to keep our bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Only a small number of foods provide Vitamin D so the latest guidelines suggest that many of us would benefit from taking 10 micrograms of Vitamin D daily between October and March. This can be bought from your local pharmacy. To find out more about this ask your pharmacist or read here.
Coughs, Colds and Sore throats.
At this time of year many of us suffer from minor illnesses which can be prolonged and cause inconvenience. However, most of these illnesses don’t need specific treatments requiring you to see a GP. For guidance on treating coughs, colds read our handy hints . Why don’t we prescribe antibiotics for colds? – read Getting Better without antibiotics.
If your symptoms are prolonged, you suffer from other chronic health conditions or you are worried you should call the practice for advice.
Get to the bottom of Bowel Cancer
The National Bowel Screening Programme offers a simple screening test to everyone aged 50-74. One in twenty of us over 50 years of age will get bowel cancer at some point in our lives. Screening aims to find bowel cancer at an early stage in people with no symptoms. If bowel cancer is detected early enough there is a 90% chance of treating it successfully. Don’t delay take the test today.
If you have questions about the test, or require a replacement test kit you can contact the Bowel Screening Helpline on 0800 0121 833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.