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Bowel Cancer Screening
Screening is a way of testing healthy people to see if they show any early signs of cancer. Bowel cancer screening can save lives. If bowel cancer is found early, it is easier to treat. Screening may also pick up non-cancerous growths (polyps), which could become cancerous in the future. Bowel cancer is treatable and curable, especially if it’s diagnosed early. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer. Taking part in bowel cancer screening is the best way to get diagnosed early.
All patients aged 60-74 registered at Kumar Medical Centre will receive a letter inviting them to take part in the bowel cancer screening programme. The letter will include a leaflet, which explains the benefits and risks of screening. You will be invited to take part in screening every two years until you reach the age of 75. The screening programmes in the UK currently use the faecal occult blood test (FOBT).
For more information about the screening programme in England, visit the NHS Choices website or call the bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.
If you have any queries about the bowel screening programme, please ring the surgery for further advice by your GP.
Dr. Priya Kumar is a finalist for the Rising Star of NHS
KUMAR MEDICAL CENTRE is proud to announce that Dr. Priya Kumar ,Partner at Kumar Medical Centre has been nominated as one the of the finalist for the Rising Star of NHS, for the HSJ awards to be held in November 2016.
KMC HEALTH AND WELL BEING SOCIAL CLUB
Held on Saturday 11th June 2016
Time 11am -12 noon
Venue: 59 Grasmere Avenue,Slough,Berkshire,SL2 5JE
Topic of Discussion: Carers and Healthy Heart
All patients are welcome to attend.
KMC WELL BEING AND SOCIAL GROUP
The PPG group in conjunction with the practice started a well-being and social group on 23rd September 2015.The group meet regularly on the first Saturday of every month from 11am to 12 noon.
By attending the group regularly you can :
- Make informed choices of your own health and Well Being.
- Life Style educational information
- Advice on your topics of interest.
- Feel socially isolated-Attend, meet and mingle.
Since the formation of the group the following topics have been discussed :
- Simple exercises for older people
- Benefits of reducing salt in your diet
- Health benefits of Jaggery
- Heart healthy nuts and seeds.
- Eat a rainbow of vegetables for health.
- More reasons to eat fruit
- Carbohydrates and diabetes
- Simple and complex carbohydrates
PRACTICE OPEN DAY
The practice OPEN DAY was held on 23rd April 2016.The open day was arranged by the Practice with the help of the practice PPG group.
It was attended by the partners, GP working in the surgery, practice staff and members of the PPG group and the patients. The practice presented the group with the update of the practice services, their forward plans for the practices.
The patients were informed that KMC collaborates with the neighbouring practice to provide improved services to its patients.
Feedback was requested from the patients about the new services they would like the practice to offer if the practice was given the opportunity by the Slough CCG to build a new site in collaboration with a neighbouring practice.
THE PPG CHAIRMAN MESSAGE:
Get involved, join our PPG and help shape the future of Kumar Medical centre. Use the open Day feedback form to tell us you are interested. Only a small amount of your time would be involved and there is no commitment to lots of meetings. Meetings take place quarterly and you can join in by e-mail. Latest PPG reports can be seen on the Practice website.
The PPG chairman Mr Mohan informed the patients that the PPG in conjunction with the practice runs a monthly KMC social wellbeing group. It is held on the first Saturday of every month where informative talks on health issues are delivered and discussed.
NEW PHONE SYSTEM
YOU said we Listened
The practice policy is to listen to its patient’s comments and suggestions. We were told by the patients in surveys that the practice needs a new telephone system that can give out messages in different languages and provide more information.
From 1st May 2016 the surgery had a new phone system. The surgery phone number is unchanged. We hope you will soon notice an improved service as it has been introduced as a result of comments from our patients.