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Surgery opening hours are 8.30 to 12.30 and 1.30 to 6.00 daily



 Bank Holiday


The surgery will be closed Monday 18th March 2019


For Urgent Medical Problems during this time please contact the Out of Hours Service


Please ensure you have enough medication to cover the closure period


Beldoc 02890744447


Dalriada 02825663500



Book your own Appointment


Register now to be able to book your appointment with the doctor and/or order your repeat medication on line.


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Ask at reception for details 


We do not provide open access urgent surgeries


 Urgent appointments are available every morning for patients registered with Grove Medical practice and can be booked via the receptionist.


Urgent appointments are for urgent medical problems only


To facilitate this change, prescriptions cannot be ordered before 10.00am     


 


Please ensure you have enough medication to cover bank holidays 


 If you require urgent treatment when the surgery is closed, contact the Out of Hours service:


Beldoc 02890744447


Dalriada 02825663500


 


        Treatment  Room Service


Treatment room opening times are:


    8.30am to 5.30pm          Monday to Thursday 


The treatment room is closed from 12.30 to 1.30 daily.


  


NOTICE TO PATIENTS


If you cannot attend, please remember to cancel your appointment. Thank you 


Practice Failed Appointments Policy


Patients who fail 3 or more appointments and do not contact the surgery will be removed from our practice list. 


Repeat Prescription Re ordering


48 Hours notice is required for all repeat medication and this includes medication on Hospital Discharge letters


Please order your repeat medication via our website Grovemedicalpractice.co.uk or by e-mail to reception.083@grovemp.gp.n-i.nhs.uk


or link to computer system


https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2f


NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments

See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.


Decision aids

NHS Direct Patient Decision Aids (PDAs) are designed to help patients make difficult decisions about their treatments and medical tests. They are used when there is no clinical evidence to suggest that one treatment is better than another and patients need help in deciding which option will be best for them.

Cervical Screening (Smear Tests)

Cervical screening is a method of preventing cervical cancer by detecting abnormal cells in the cervix (lower part of the womb). Cervical screening is not a test for cancer, but it is a test to check the health of the cervix.

Most women's test results show that everything is normal. But for one in 20 women, the test will show some changes in the cells of the cervix. Most of these changes will not lead to cervical cancer and the cells will go back to normal on their own. In some cases, the abnormal cells need to be treated to prevent them becoming a problem later.  

NHS Choices - Cervical Screening
The why, when & how guide to cervical screening

Cervical Screening
This factsheet is for women who would like information about having a cervical smear test for screening. This means having the test when you don't have any symptoms.


HPV Vaccination

Since September 2008 there has been a national programme to vaccinate girls aged 12-13 against human papilloma virus (HPV).  There is also a three-year catch up campaign that will offer the HPV vaccine (also known as the cervical cancer jab) to 13-18 year old girls.

The programme is delivered largely through secondary schools, and consists of three injections that are given over a six-month period. In the UK, more than 1.4 million doses have been given since the vaccination programme started.

What is Human papilloma virus (HPV)?
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the name of a family of viruses that affect the skin and the moist membranes that line your body, such as those in your cervix, anus, mouth and throat. These membranes are called the mucosa.

There are more than 100 different types of HPV viruses, with about 40 types affecting the genital area. These are classed as high risk and low risk.

How you get HPV?
Types of HPV that affect the skin can be passed on by skin contact with an affected person. The types of HPV that affect the mouth and throat can be passed on through kissing. Genital HPV is usually spread through intimate, skin to skin, contact during sex. You can have the genital HPV virus for years and not have any sign of it.  

How HPV can cause cervical cancer?
Most HPV infections are harmless or cause genital warts, however some types can cause cervical cancer. Most HPV infections clear up by themselves, but in some people the infection can last a long time. HPV infects the cells of the surface of the cervix where it can stay for many years without you knowing.

The HPV virus can damage these cells leading to changes in their appearance. Over time, these changes can develop into cervical cancer. The purpose of cervical screening (testing) is to detect these changes, which, if picked up early enough, can be treated to prevent cancer happening. If they are left untreated, cancer can develop and may lead to serious illness and death.  


Resources

Cancer Research UK
HPV Facts and information

NHS Choices - HPV Vaccination
Why, how and when is the vaccination given and what are the side effects

HPV Vaccine
This factsheet is for people who would like information about the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine.


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice
 
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