Closing date FRIDAY 22nd June 19, 2018 Ps the competition is open to all and there’s even an under 10s category so why not get the kids involved too?
Therapies Service Review
At NHS St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) we are working in partnership with our service providers in the hospital and community to review the Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, & Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) services provided for the people of St Helens.
We would like to know your views on the current services and how they could be improved.
Your responses to this survey are anonymous and all information captured will be collated and held by NHS St Helens CCG for the purpose of this review only.
Thanks very much for your interest and participation in this survey.
Campaigns and Information
Cervical Smear Tests Save Lives
Health professionals in St Helens are urging women to attend for their cervical smear as cervical screening awareness week launches (11-17th June).
Cervical screening uptake in England is at a 19 year low with uptake being particularly low in younger (aged 25-29) and older women (aged 60-64), and with 1 in 4 women not taking up their screening invitation.
Uptake in St Helens is 74%, higher than the North West and England.
Women who are registered with a GP and are aged 25-49 are invited for a cervical smear every 3 years, and women aged 50-64 every 5 years.
Dr Paul Rose, St Helens GP Cancer Lead said, “Cervical screening saves lives; please don’t ignore your screening invitation. A smear test takes just a few minutes and nine out of ten cervical screening results come back normal.”
Sue Forster, Director of Public Health for St Helens Council said, “We know that many women feel uncomfortable about the tests, but being screened regularly means any problems can be found early and, if necessary, treated to stop cancer developing. I would encourage all women who are eligible to take up their smear test invitation and for those who have missed a smear, to contact their GP to arrange an appointment.”
Cervical cancer is often symptomless. However the most common symptoms are:
- Abnormal bleeding during or after sexual intercourse or between periods
CATCH is a free health app for parents and carers of children aged 0-5.
The app provides you with the information necessary to decide when your child needs medical treatment or when self-care is more appropriate.
Trusted advice for new parents
The aim of CATCH is to ease the sense of information overload, particularly regarding pregnancy and children’s health. With the number of resources available, it can be difficult to know who to trust. CATCH provides local NHS-approved information with your best interests at heart, so you won’t need to look elsewhere.
We are always looking at ways of improving healthcare services. A big part of how we can do that is to hear your experiences of health care. All experiences and stories, both positive and negative are good for us to know about and you can share these with us in a number of ways including;