Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 22-28 January

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged under 35.

75% of cervical cancers are prevented by cervical screening (smear) but 1 in 4 women do not take advantage of this free test.

Every week over 60 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, with 3 women loosing their lives from the disease every day.

Check out  NHS Choices to find out more about having a cervical smear or the symptoms of cervical cancer.

If you are between 25 and 49 years old you should have one every 3 years. Between 50 and 65 years old its every 5 years.

Don’t put it off. Book in with your practice nurse.

Health for Teens and Children

We are delighted to share with you two new websites specifically designed for young people across Coventry!

The Children, Young people and Family Services team have launched them to provide useful information about important health issues relevant both for young people and their parents / carers.

www.healthforkids.co.uk offers a fun way for children to learn about health through games, activities and quizzes.

www.healthforteens.co.uk hosts videos and articles to educate teenagers on topics such as contraception, mental health, drugs and alcohol.

NHS school nurse services remain the same with face-to-face clinics as well as the texting service for 11-18 year olds ( send a confidential SMS text and a nurse gets back to you with advice and support ) on 07507331949

Parent line connects parents and carers to school nurses and is open 5pm -8pm Monday to Friday on 01926 626590.

EXTRA APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. SEE YOUR GP NOT A&E!

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EXTRA APPOINTMENTS are being made available at Woodside Medical Centre every day for the rest of winter!
 
It seems you cannot read an article on-line, in a newspaper or watch the news without hearing about lack of GP availability and the NHS struggling with winter demand.
 
Woodside will therefore be providing ADDITIONAL appointments between 11.30am until 1pm Monday to Friday for the rest of the winter season.

Are you pregnant?

Pregnant woman

Please spread the word – book in early!

Pregnant women should see our midwife Julia for their first appointment when they are about 8 weeks pregnant.
There has been a big rise in our number of pregnant ladies meaning there can be a wait for midwife appointments so booking in advance (ideally 3 weeks) or as soon as you know you are pregnant is helpful.

Call us or come into the surgery to book.

If you have a positive pregnancy test, you can find out how far along you are by using the NHS pregnancy calculator.

We appreciate that finding out you are pregnant if it was unplanned can be a shock and you may need support and advice. If you need to discuss your pregnancy, please book in with your GP.

January Blues?

Man holding head in hands

2016 was far from what you’d hoped. 2017 has arrived. Its now January… miserable short days, debt from Christmas, everyone enjoying themselves with their loved ones except you.

It may feel difficult but there is good evidence that you can help yourself by getting more physically and mentally active – stop dwelling and ask yourself how not why.

5 important points about January blues… Read more