Patient Advice

These local advices services are to add patients to manage both physical and mental health issues as well as give support for carers of the elderly and young.

 

Social prescribers

A lot of things affect our health and wellbeing and our GP’s work very hard to look after our physical and mental health.

However, sometimes there are other issues that are difficult to deal with that cannot be solved by medication or medical treatments.

Social prescribing is here to support you with these problems. We give you time, compassion and a safe space to find out what really matters to you.

For more information visit us online: https://www.carersworcs.org.uk/social-prescribing-services

 

Bowel Cancer Screening

Bowel cancer screening involves having tests to check if you have or are at risk of bowel cancer.

Bowel cancer is a common type of cancer in both men and women. About 1 in 20 people will get it during their lifetime.

Screening can help detect bowel cancer at an early stage, when it's easier to treat. It can also be used to help check for and remove small growths in the bowel called polyps, which can turn into cancer over time.

For more information visit: NHS- Bowel Cancer Screening

NHS bowel cancer screening is only offered to people aged 55 or over, as this is when you're more likely to get bowel cancer:

If you're 55, you'll automatically be invited for a one-off bowel scope screening test, if it's available in your area.

If you're 60 to 74, you'll automatically be invited to do a home testing kit every 2 years.

If you're 75 or over, you can ask for a home testing kit every 2 years by calling the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.