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- Worried about losing your home?
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If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, please see the links below for support available to you.
- Cancer Care Map
- Asthma Clinic
- Blood Tests (Phlebotomy)
- Cervical Screening
- Child Immunisation
- Counselling Service
- Diabetic Clinic
- Family Planning
- Flu Clinic
- Minor Injuries
- Minor Surgery (inc Joint Injections and Vaccectomy Clinics)
- Palliative Care
- Pneumonia Vaccinations
- Spirometry/COPD Clinic (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Vaccinations & Immunisations
In July our Doctors saw 1788 patients in face to face appointments.
We had a total of 483 patients not attending their appointments with any of our healthcare professionals, 176 of those were GP appointments.
Just under 10% of our total Face-to-face GP appointments have been wasted. Please let us know if you can not attend as it just makes the wait to see a GP even longer for other patients.
In July our GP's saw 1788 patients in face-to-face appointments
We had a total of 483 patients NOT attending their booked appointments
176 of those non-attenders were for GP appointments
This means that nearly 10% of our Face-to-face GP appointments were wasted.
It is important to let us know if you can not attend your appointments
What is Hep C
Hepatitis C, or Hep C, is a virus spread through exposure to infected blood.
Hep C most commonly affects the liver and can cause serious damage without you knowing – 50 per cent of people living with Hep C don’t know they have it.
If left untreated, Hep C may cause potentially life-threatening damage to the liver and may also have adverse effects on the digestive system, lymphatic system, immune system and brain.
Are you at risk?
Are you or your client/patient at risk? Hepatitis C is usually spread through blood-to-blood contact.
Risks for contracting the virus include:
Having a blood transfusion or organ transplant before 1992
Using recreational drugs that involve needles or straws
Having medical, dental or cosmetic procedures (including vaccination) using unsterilised equipment
Using unsterilized tattoo or piercing equipment
Sharing personal items such as razors or toothbrushes
Engaging in sexual contact with a person infected with Hep C
Having spent time in South Asia and particularly India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
Take the Hepatitis Trust quiz to find out if you are at risk of infection http://hepctrust.org.uk/quiz
Testing and Treatment
Don’t be misinformed, Hep C treatment has changed a lot over the years.
A simple finger prick test will tell you if you have it and treatment is usually a course of tablets between 8 to 16 weeks long with very few side effects.
Testing has never been easier so why wait?
Take action, get tested, get treated, get cured.
For more information or to book a simple test contact 07557 587 512 or email the Liver Nursing Team on Liver.NursingTeam@uhd.nhs.uk/