Health Topics

Bowel Cancer Screening

The bowel cancer screening service is working in partnership with GP surgeries to help improve the rates of return on bowel cancer screening kits sent out. Over the next few months you may receive a telephone call from someone from the bowel screening service asking why you did not return your kit, they are there to help and advise you and answer any questions you may have. 

How To Do Poster 

Contact details for this service 

 

Breast Screening

Your local NHS Breast screening team are currently working in this area inviting women aged 50-70 for routine breast screening. A research trial is also being undertaken to assess the benefits and risks of screening women slightly younger then 50 and older than 70. About half the women aged 47-49 and half aged 71-73 are being sent letters inviting them for screening. 

FIND OUT MORE

If you miss your screening appointment please call 0208 725 2723-4/5 or email breastscreeningunit@stgeorges.nhs.uk to re arrange your appointment.

 

Diabetes Education

There is now and new and easy way to access Diabetes Education in South London.

Visit Diabetes Book & Learn Service to book a place on a course or call 0203 474 5500

The surgery is able to provide annual diabetic checks, reviews of diabetes. Please contact reception to book an appoitment. You can see further information on our diabetic services under clinics and services on this website

 

Dementia 

Things available for people living with dementia and their carers’ in Croydon

The Croydon Dementia Alliance helps those caring for someone with Dementia as well as the person suffering with Dementia.

Please click here to view their latest bulletin 

 

Get Fit For Free

The secret to getting fit for free is to use every opportunity to be active. Armed with a bit of get-up-and-go and good planning, you can be fitter than ever without spending a penny.

NHS Choices have enlisted the help of top fitness experts to help you explore new ways and places to exercise for free. Click on the following to find out more:

 

Mental Health

Talking Therapies is a free & confidential service for adults who are registered with a Croydon GP. Please click here to find out what services they can offer and how you can access their services. 

One in four affected

It's easy to think that mental health issues don't concern us, but in fact a quarter of us will have problems with our mental wellbeing at some time in our lives.

Mental health problems are equally common in men and women, but the types of problems differ. Women are one-and-a-half times more likely to be affected by anxiety and depression, while men suffer more from substance abuse (one in eight men is dependent on alcohol) and anti-social personality disorders. Men are also more prone to suicide: British men are three times more likely than British women to die as a result of suicide.

Serious mental health problems are also more common than you might think. One person in 100 has a severe mental health condition such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

All these figures are based on people who have sought help for their mental health problems. Many more could be living with undiagnosed mental health issues, according to mental health charity MIND.

If you're worried about your mental health, or if someone in your life is affected, there are plenty of ways to get help. Find out more about mental health support.

You can also contact mental health charities such as Sane and the Mental Health Foundation.

Mental Health Crisis line 0800 731 2864

Read more at NHS Choices

 

Patient Decision Aids

Patient Decision Aids are specially designed information resources that help people make decisions about difficult healthcare options. They will help you to think about why one option is better for you than another. People's views change over time depending on their experiences and who they talk to. Understanding what is important to you about your decision will help you choose the option that is best for you.