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NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments

See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.


Decision aids

NHS Direct Patient Decision Aids (PDAs) are designed to help patients make difficult decisions about their treatments and medical tests. They are used when there is no clinical evidence to suggest that one treatment is better than another and patients need help in deciding which option will be best for them.

Mens' Health

Five health symptoms men should not ignore

According to NHS Choices:

"British men are paying the price for neglecting their health: more than 100,000 men a year die prematurely.

On average, men go to their GP half as often as women. It's important to be aware of changes to your health, and to see your GP immediately if you notice something that's not right." Find out more

Sexual Problems

It’s estimated that one man in 10 has a problem related to having sex, such as premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction. Dr John Tomlinson of The Sexual Advice Association explains some of the causes, and where to seek help.

Find our more on NHS Choices

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer, though the most common cancer in young men, it is still quite rare. With 2000 new cases being diagnosed each year, this makes it the biggest cause of cancer related death in 15 - 35-year-old males. It accounts for around 70 deaths a year within the UK alone.

What to Look Out For

The most common symptom of testicular cancer is swelling or a pea- sized lump in one of the testes (balls). There is no current screening test therefore it is important that you look out for the following signs and symptoms.

  • A dull ache, or sharp pain, in your testicles, or scrotum, which may come and go
  • A feeling of heaviness in your scrotum
  • A dull ache in your lower abdomen
  • A sudden collection of fluid in your scrotum
  • Fatigue, and generally feeling unwell.

Resources

NHS - Information on Testicular Cancer

BUPA - Testicular Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Each year about 36,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the most common cancer in men. It mainly affects men aged over 50.

The prostate glandSymptoms

  • difficulty in starting to pass urine
  • a weak, sometimes intermittent flow of urine
  • dribbling of urine before and after urinating
  • a frequent or urgent need to pass urine
  • rarely, blood in your urine or semen and pain when passing urine

These symptoms aren't always caused by prostate cancer but if you have them, see your GP.

Find out more about the symptoms, causes and diagnosis of prostate cancer by using the resources below.

Resources

BUPA - Prostate Cancer

NHS Choices - Prostate Cancer

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''Sick Notes''

'Sick notes' are not required for the first 7 days of illness. If an illness continues beyond 7 days and you are unable to work, a sick note will be required. For less than 7 days illness your employer should provide you with 'Self Certification Form' to complete and return to them.

 

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Out of Hours
The practice is covered by an out of hours service (Primecare) which deals with the entire out of hours medical care. To contact this service directly please call        111

Appointments

70% of all GP appointments can be booked up to 4 weeks in advance.  The remaining 30% of GP appointments become available at 8am each day.  To book these appointments, please telephone on the day that you wish to be seen as near to 8am as you can

APPOINTMENTS AFTER 6.30

On a Monday evening we offer appointments with a Practice Nurse, Nurse Consultant and a GP from 6.30-7.30 - please see reception to book


ON-LINE BOOKING - you need to register (ask at reception) and then you can book up to 14 days in advance subject to availability

Walk in Surgery
Held at Hampton Dene Surgery - every weekday 9am-10.30am for minor illness or a single new problem - no appointment necessary


Blood tests
Please ring after 11am 3-4 days after your blood was taken. Some tests and investigations may take longer.

Are you a carer?

 

A Carer is a person of any age, adult or child, who provides unpaid support to a partner,child, relative or friend who couldn't manage to live independently or whose health or well being would deteriorate without this help. This could be due to frailty, disability or serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse.

 

Herefordshire Carers Support is a registered charity providing practical support and advice.Have a look at their website, and register as a Carer:

 

http://herefordshirecarerssupport.org/

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