NHS Cervical Screening Programme
The aim of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme is to reduce the number of women who develop cervical cancer and the number of women who die from the condition.
All women who are registered with a GP are invited for cervical screening: aged 25 to 49 – every three years
- aged 25 to 49 – every three years
- aged 50 to 64 – every five years
- over 65 – only women who haven’t been screened since age 50 or those who have recently had abnormal tests
For more information click the following link: www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening-test/
NHS Breast Screening Programme
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and it is more likely as you get older. Breast screening reduces deaths from breast cancer.
Breast screening is offered every 3 years to all women aged between 50 and 70 years of age. The NHS breast screening programme has been extended to invite women in their late 40s and up to 73 years of age.
Whether you or for breast screening or not you should see your GP straight away if you are worried about a breast problem.
For more information click the following link www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-screening/
Shingles Vaccination is currently being offered to patients aged 70 or born after 1/9/1942 who have not received the vaccination and anyone aged 78 or 79 who have not already had the vaccination. Please book an appointment with the practice nurse.
This is a one-off vaccination that reduces the chances of you developing shingles, and even if you do develop shingles than the disease if likely to affect you less severely.
Shingles are uncomfortable and for some people can be very painful and last a long time.
About 1 in 4 people develop shingles during their lifetime. As we get older, we are much more likely to develop shingles due to changes and natural weakening of the immune system.
If you would like to book your free shingles vaccination or would like any further information please contact our Patient Care Adviser Team.
Free NHS Health Check
Helping you prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.
Aged 40 – 74? You are eligible for a free NHS Health Check.
Do you want to live a healthier lifestyle?
The Healthy Lifestyle Service is able to give you free advice, structured support and appointments with qualified practitioners regarding alcohol, smoking, weight loss, activity and healthy eating. Please follow the link to visit the Healthy Lifestyle Service website: www.leedsletschange.co.uk
or ring 0113 843 4537 for further details.
Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
If you are aged 60 – 74 and registered with a GP you will automatically be sent a free kit to help detect bowel cancer early. If you are 70 or over you can call 0800 707 60 60 to request your free kit. For more information go to www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk
NHS Health Encyclopedia
Click here to go to the NHS Health Encyclopedia which allows you to access information and advice on a range of conditions, surgical procedures, medications, and health issues.
Some of the most popular health encyclopedia topics have been translated into other languages. You can access these topics by clicking on the image in the bottom left-hand corner of every page on the website.
Online Self Help Guide
Click here to access this online diagnostic tool.
Common Health Questions
Click here to get answers to commonly asked health and medical questions direct from the NHS.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. It covers issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style have been tested with user groups.
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ONE YOU LEEDS
ONE YOU LEEDS is a free local healthy living service designed to support you to improve your health. We know it is not always easy in our busy lives to make right choices when it comes to health. But One You Leeds is here to support you in making small, effective changes to health you live a healthier life:
Eat well , move more, be smoke free, cook well, manage your weight.
To access ONE YOU LEEDS please visit www.oneyouleeds.co.uk or call 0800 169 4219
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