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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 follwoing 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

Noticeboard

Customer Service Excellence Award

We are delighted to announce that we are the first GP Practice in Yorkshire - and we believe only the third in the country to meet the standard required to be awarded the National Customer Service Excellence Award. We value the service we provide to our patients highly and this recognises our current and continuing efforts to improve the experience all patients have when contacting our surgery. For more information please see the page opposite.....

Blood Pressure Campaign

High blood pressure is just one of the risk factors for developing heart and circulatory disease, along with high cholesterol , diabetes and other lifestyle factors. As many as 5 million people in the UK are walking around, undiagnosed, with high blood pressure.

When did you last have yours checked?

You can call into surgery and use our blood pressure monitor in reception, please ask a member of staff if you are unsure how to use it or alternatively you can make an appointment with one of our healthcare support workers.

 

NEW SERVICE

AppointmentReminders

We are now offering an appointment reminder service via a  mobile telephone text. This service is only currently available for appointments when visiting a GP. If you would like to consent into this service please contact the surgery so we can update your record.


Out of Hours
Calls out-of-hours should be restricted to medical problems that cannot wait until normal office hours. Please telephone NHS111

Calls are answered by a trained nurse. You may be asked to attend the GP centre at Airedale Hospital to see a GP.

Home visits can be done for housebound patients, even out of hours.

If you have had an accident or have an emergency, please attend A&E. Patients with less severe problems may have a long wait and would be better calling the number above. 

Extended Hours
We now offer evening appointments on Monday and Tuesday evenings for those working away or who find it difficult to attend during the day. These are pre-bookable appointments.


Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone the surgery in good time.

Stay well this winter with the help of a new NHS website

Winter is traditionally a very busy time for GPs and hospitals. It brings with it illnesses and ailments such as flu, coughs and colds and Norovirus (the winter vomiting bug.)

That’s why it pays to be prepared so that you can stay well during this period. And a new campaign, launched by doctors in Bradford and Airedale, will help you do exactly that.

Listen out for adverts which will be aired on local radio stations and take a look at the new site online, www.nhsstaywell.org

Here you’ll find great health advice which will enable you to enjoy a happy and healthy winter, Christmas and New Year. And if you are unfortunate enough to become ill, there is a wealth of information which will help you make the right choices.

 

Citizens Advice Bureau

Starting from the 27th March we will have a member of the Citizens Advice Bureau here in the surgery.

You can book an appointment with them if you have any problems regarding Pregnancy, Had an accident, Disability/Care needs, Off work sick, Mental Health Issues, Cold/heating and lack of food related issues.

 

 

 

Health & Social Care Information Centre 

With effect from mid October certain data may be extracted from GP Patient records by NHS England as prescribed in The Health & Social Care Act 2012.

You have the option to opt out should you choose to do so but need to contact us as soon as possible.

We will display information to inform your decision in the practice from Tuesday 28th August through to the end of November and have added some details to the website to help as well. Please review the Health & Social Care Information Centre page in the index to the right

 

 
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