Blood Tests at Christchurch Hospital - as from 15th April 2019, only pre- booked INR blood tests or tests requested by a consultant, are being taken at Christchurch Hospital. Please do not attend Christchurch for other blood tests as they will turn you away
We are informed by Royal Bournemouth Hospital that it is possible to pre book an appointment with them for a blood test,
telephone- 01202 704785. If you just turn up, you may have a very long wait
Royal Bournemouth Hospital are continuing to offer the phlebotomy service in the short term, but Dorset CCG and the Primary Care Directorate are transferring the phlebotomy activity into general practice. Christchurch Medical Practice are currently in the process of recruiting phlebotomists and making available additional clinics.
In the mean time, limited appointments are available at our Burton and Bransgore sites, online or by telephoning the surgery (as has always been the case) but patients should contact Royal Bournemouth Hospital and NOT Attend Christchurch Hospital for their blood tests.
Cervical Smear Tests -
One in three women miss cervical screening due to 'embarrassment' -…
'Embarrassment makes women avoid smear tests, charity says' BBC News reports
Don't be embarrassed. The test could save your life. Please speak with one of our nurses or GPs about it
Or contact the surgery to book your appointment
We now have a specialist health coach, please see the link -> Help and Care -
April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Almost 42,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in the UK; 1 in 15 men and 1 in 18 women will be diagnosed with bowel cancer during their lifetime.
April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, a month to raise awareness ( information from the Medisa website)
People attaining the age of 60 are sent a testing kit by the National Bowel Cancer Screening Hub. Have you received your kit ? Completion and return of this testing kit could identify an underlying problem and further investigation could save your life.
There is information through the web page on how you might register for the CMP Patient Participation Group [PPG], whether this is attending PPG meetings or if you would like to be part of the virtual PPG. Please let us know through the forms included in ‘Have Your Say’ if you would like to be involved.