Services

The Practice offers a full range of General Medical Services including:

GP Surgery times as stated:

  • Consultations with the GP of your choice

  • Contraceptive Services

Practice Nurse - surgery times as stated:

  • General Nurse treatment room services including: Blood Pressure Tests, Phlebotomy, Injections, Travel Vaccinations, Chronic Disease Management Clinics for Coronary Heart Disease, Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, PAD, Stroke and also Cytology (Cervical Screening)

  • Child Immunisation Clinic - Practice Nurse - Tuesday mornings

Antenatal Clinics - Midwife - Thursday afternoons

Counselling - Counsellor - surgery on Thursday afternoons

 

If you require an interpreter for your appointment please advise reception staff when booking an appointment so that they can arrange this for you, prior to you attending for your appointment.

 


 

Other information: 

NHS 111- for free advice and information on any health matters, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Litherland Town Hall Medical Centre 0151 475 4667/8 - walk-in treatment centre weekday 8am-8pm, weekends 9am-6pm

 


 

Cervical Screening

All women aged between 25 and 64 are invited for cervical screening. Being screened regularly means that any abnormal changes in the cervix can be identified early on and, if necessary, treated to stop cancer developing.

Cervical Screening is carried out at the surgery by a practice nurse. Please make an appointment with our reception desk, early morning & late evening appointments are available.

 What is Cervical Screening?


 Cervical screening is not a test for cancer. It is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating early abnormalities which, if left untreated, could lead to cancer in a woman's cervix (the neck of the womb). The first stage in cervical screening is taking a sample using Liquid Based Cytology (LBC). http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/cervical/lbc.html

 A sample of cells is taken from the cervix for analysis. A doctor or nurse inserts an instrument (a speculum) to open the woman's vagina and uses a spatula to sweep around the cervix. Most women consider the procedure to be only mildly uncomfortable.

 Early detection and treatment can prevent 75 per cent of cancers developing but like other screening tests, it is not perfect. It may not always detect early cell changes that could lead to cancer.

 When it should be done?


 The NHS Cervical Screening Programme in England offers free tests to all women between the ages of 25 and 64.

 Women who are registered with a GP are invited for screening tests:

 Women should receive their first invitation for screening at 25.

Women aged 25-49 are invited for screening every three years.

Women aged 50-64 are invited for screening every five years.

Women aged 65 or over are only screened if they have not been screened since they were 50 or have had recent abnormal test results.

If you have not had a cervical screening test within the appropriate time, you may be offered one when you next visit our surgery.

 After your screening test, you will be informed the result by letter directly. Should there be any abnormality found, you will be referred to the colposcopy clinic at the hospital

If you have treatment for abnormal cervical cells, you will be asked to attend screening as advised for some years afterwards, depending on how serious the cell changes were.

 If you are not sure when your next screening test should be or if you have any questions about the NHS Cervical Screening Programme, please enquire at our reception desk.

 If you are under 25 and worried about your risk of developing cervical cancer or about sexual health generally, please speak to one of our GPs.

 Useful Links

 www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/cervical/

 http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening-test/pages/introduction.aspx

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Contact Us

Blundellsands Surgery
1 Warren Road
Blundellsands
Liverpool
Merseyside
L23 6TZ
Tel: 0151 924 6464
Fax: 0151 932 0663