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CALLING ALL CARERS-Kumar Medical Centre Carers Awarness Morning

COME TO THE KUMAR MEDICAL CENTRE CARERS AWARNESS MORNING TO RECEIVE FREE ADVICE AND HELP ON BEING A CARER.

Date : SATURDAY 28th September 2019

Time : 11.30am to 1.00pm

Location : KUMAR MEDICAL CENTRE-59 Grasmere Avenue,Slough, SL2 5JE 

In a ceremony held by the Mayor of Slough in February 2019 the practice was awarded a certificate in recognition of the wide range of work and commitment that the practice undertakes to promote the health and well being of the residents of Slough especially the DAAL ( Diabetes Action for Asian  lifestyle) Programme for people suffering with Type 2 diabetes. 

FLU CLINICS: If you are eligible for a free flu vaccination, please ring the surgery to book an appointment as soon as possible.

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Training Dates:

the practice will be closed from 1.00pm  on the following days . If you require a doctor in emergency ,please ring NHS 111 or   0300 024 0005. 

Wednesday 25th September 2019

Thursday 17th October 2019 

Wednesday 27th November 2019

Thursday 12th December 2019

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Wednesday 26th February 2020

Thursday 12th March 2020

NHS Health Checks :

 If you are aged between 40-74 years you are entitled to a free NHS health check. To book an appointment with the practice nurse ,please ask at the reception. 

Sreening :

screening is a way of finding out if people are at higher risk of a health problem so that early treatment can be offered or information given to help them making informed decisions.

The following Screening programmes are available :

Breast Screening

Bowel cancer screening

cervical screening

Diabetic eye screening

Screening in pregnancy

Please ensure that you are up to date with any screening that is made available to you.

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.

PRACTICE OPEN DAY

The practice OPEN DAY was held in December 2018 to create awareness about bowel screening and other screening programmes .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  to provide improved services to its patients.

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.

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