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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.

Mens' Health

Five health symptoms men should not ignore

According to NHS Choices:

"British men are paying the price for neglecting their health: more than 100,000 men a year die prematurely.

On average, men go to their GP half as often as women. It's important to be aware of changes to your health, and to see your GP immediately if you notice something that's not right." Find out more

Sexual Problems

It’s estimated that one man in 10 has a problem related to having sex, such as premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction. Dr John Tomlinson of The Sexual Advice Association explains some of the causes, and where to seek help.

Find our more on NHS Choices

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer, though the most common cancer in young men, it is still quite rare. With 2000 new cases being diagnosed each year, this makes it the biggest cause of cancer related death in 15 - 35-year-old males. It accounts for around 70 deaths a year within the UK alone.

What to Look Out For

The most common symptom of testicular cancer is swelling or a pea- sized lump in one of the testes (balls). There is no current screening test therefore it is important that you look out for the following signs and symptoms.

  • A dull ache, or sharp pain, in your testicles, or scrotum, which may come and go
  • A feeling of heaviness in your scrotum
  • A dull ache in your lower abdomen
  • A sudden collection of fluid in your scrotum
  • Fatigue, and generally feeling unwell.

Resources

NHS - Information on Testicular Cancer

BUPA - Testicular Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Each year about 36,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the most common cancer in men. It mainly affects men aged over 50.

The prostate glandSymptoms

  • difficulty in starting to pass urine
  • a weak, sometimes intermittent flow of urine
  • dribbling of urine before and after urinating
  • a frequent or urgent need to pass urine
  • rarely, blood in your urine or semen and pain when passing urine

These symptoms aren't always caused by prostate cancer but if you have them, see your GP.

Find out more about the symptoms, causes and diagnosis of prostate cancer by using the resources below.

Resources

BUPA - Prostate Cancer

NHS Choices - Prostate Cancer

Noticeboard

STAFF DEPARTURE

 

Unfortunately Dr Mahil Kumar will be leaving the Practice on Friday 13 June for pastures new.  He will continue to do a late evening surgery on Tuesdays from 1 July 2014 and the occasional weekends.  Dr Rachel Adams is also leaving the surgery on 18 July 2014.

 

On-line Patient Access

When registering you may also want to set up a Patient Access account. Reception will print a form containing your registration details and instructions on how to set up your account.

Patient Access will allow you to:

  • Book appointments on-line.
  • View and request medication.
  • View test results and letters.
  • View summary or subset of your full medical record.

New Surgery opening hours from 1st July 2014

Please note the Health Centre's new opening hours, effective from 1st July 2014:

Monday 08.30 - 19.00

Tuesday 08.30 - 19.00

Wednesday 08.30 - 18.00

Thursday 08.30 - 18.00

Friday 08.30 - 18.00

Saturday 10.00 - 14.00

Sunday 11.00 - 14.00

 

Cancelling your Appointment

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.

Practice Closures:

The Practice will be closed on the following dates:

Saturday 23rd August

Sunday 24th August

Bank Holiday Monday 25th August

TUESDAY 29th JULY

Please note the Health Centre will be closed between 12.00 and 13.00 on Tuesday 29th July for essential staff training.  The Health Centre will re-open at 13.00 hours. If you are a registered patient and require urgent medical assistance please dial the Surgery Telephone Number 0121 411 0363 and you will be put directly through to our out of hours service provider. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

When the practice is closed

If you need urgent help or advice there is always a doctor on-call. Telephone the Surgery number  0121 411 0363 and follow the instructions.  If there is a problem with the Surgery number when the practice is closed please call Badger, our Out of Hours Provider, direct on 0300 555 9999

Where to go for other local services:

Birmingham NHS Walk-in Centre, lower ground floor, Boots the Chemist, 67-69 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7TA, tel. 0121 255 4500.

NHS 111:  Call 111 for confidential healthcare advice 24 hours a day. 

Urgent Care Centre:  The nearest Urgent Care Centre is Summerfield Urgent Care Centre, Heath Street, Winson Green, Birmingham, B18 7AL, tel. 0345 245 0769.

Accident & Emergency Departments:  HOSPITAL A&E DEPARTMENTS ARE FOR SERIOUS ACCIDENTS AND EMERGENCIES NOT MINOR INJURIES OR HEALTH PROBLEMS.  The nearest hospital is City Hospital, Dudley Road, Winson Green, Birmingham, B18 7QH, tel. 0121 554 3801.

 
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