From 06 June 2016, the age range for cervical screening changed in Scotland from ages 20-60 years, to ages 25-64. The frequency of cervical screening will continue to be every three years from age 25 to age 49, but will change to be every five years for women from age 50 to 64.
When you register with us, we will enquire about previous smear results so your next test can be carried out at the right time. When booking your appointment please tell the receptionist that the appointment is for a smear test so the appropriate nurse appointment is made.
The nurse can advise and help women with menopausal symptoms and with hormone replacement therapy. She will carry out all the necessary checks and monitoring.
Your care during pregnancy will be provided by the Community Midwives. Consult your doctor early in the pregnancy, so arrangements can be made to attend a booking clinic.
Patients with asthma are regularly invited for a review. Practice Nurse assess any symptoms and advise treatment according to current respiratory guidelines. The patient and nurse work together to produce action plans designed to maintain good control and reduction of asthma symptoms and advise on treatment.
Patients with diabetes are regularly invited for a review. Care is either provided fully by the Practice or is shared with the hospital. In line with the Diabetic National Service Framework, treatment and support are provided to enable patients to achieve best diabetes control possible.
Advice is given to people known to have high blood pressure, so that their treatment can be optimised to maintain good blood pressure control.
The doctor and nurse are available to discuss sexual health promotion and any sexual health concerns. The practice is able to offer Chlamydia screening as part of the National Chlamydia screening programme.
The Practice Nurse is fully trained to advise you on the full range of family planning methods. She will perform the necessary checks on your well being and provide counselling. You can see the doctor or nurse regarding emergency contraception each day.
Alternatively you can contact Chalmers Clinic on 0131 536 1070.
Bowel Cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. If diagnosed at an early stage, bowel cancer is very treatable. If you have been invited for bowel screening and have lost or misplaced your kit please call 0800 0121 833 for a replacement kit.