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Aortic Aneurysm Screening

The following information is for guidance for GP Practices. Please do not contact the LMC concerning the screening programme as this is handled directly by the NHS. The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme was introduced gradually across England from March 2009. The...

Bowel Cancer

The National Bowel Screening Programme generates 3,000,000 results per year. It is possible for most practices to arrange to receive the results electronically. This article explains how. We get numerous queries about patients who do not return their bowel screening letters. How you deal with...

Covid-19 Voluntary PCR Testing in GP Practices for Patients and Staff

PCR covid testing will now be available to practices on a voluntary basis for self-administration. This follows a number of pilots in practices over the last few weeks. This is a supplementary option for practices and does not replace any of the existing routes to access testing. Members of the...

Vault Smear

Those women who have had a hysterectomy and require follow up vault smears, should be followed up by gynaecologists; this work should not fall to GPs. A meeting was held with GPC representatives and the NHS Director of Cancer Screening in July 2010, with regard to vault cytology which is not...