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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

 

Patient Participation Group   

Wed 13th August 2014

Wed 10th September 

Wed 8th October

Wed 12th November

Wed 10th December  

6:00 pm 

Lakeside Surgery

Are you interested in finding out more about Lakeside Surgery or keen to influence your local health services?

Come along to the next Patient Participation Group meeting to discuss your ideas and hear about any planned changes.

Please let us know you are attending by leaving your name at Reception or contacting Rita Duncan on 01536 748 258.

JavaJava - Coffee Shop

We are pleased to be able to offer the facilities of a coffee and sandwich bar 8-6 Monday - Friday and 9 - 5 Saturdays and Sundays.  A variety of cold and hot drinks, hot food, snacks and salads can be purchased.  There is a dedicated area to enjoy your food whilst waiting for either the Urgent Care Centre or prescriptions. 

 

Opening Hours


Monday 8am - 8pm

Tuesday 8am - 6.30pm 

Wed 8am - 6.30pm

Thursday 8am - 8pm

Friday 8am - 6.30pm

We offer extended hours appointments until 8pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

Please note that the surgery will not be open on Saturday mornings.

 

Text Messaging Service

We are now offering a text messaging service to our patients.  We will be asking you if you would like to receieve a text message reminding you of your appointment.  To help us please make sure we have your right mobile number.

Please remember to let us know if you change your contact details.

   

Out of Hours
Out of hours, doctors and nurses offer patients registered with our practice a full GP service when our practice is closed.  For urgent advice and treatment dial 111.

Appointments
Ring our Lakeside switchboard number on 01536 204 154 or  Forest Gate switchboard number 01536 206 789 to book an appointment or 01536 373 283 for our Brigstock branch surgery.

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.

Home Visits
Our doctors typically see four patients in the practice in the time it takes to do a single home visit.  For this reason, we ask our patients to come to the practice if at all possible.  However, we can visit you at home if your condition means you cannot attend one of our practices.  Please ring before 10.00am to arrange a visit and let us know if your condition is urgent.

 
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