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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Home Visits

doctors_bagPatients who are too ill or physically incapable of travelling to the surgery may request a home visit.

If you request a home visit please call before 11am.

Decisions as to whether or not a home visit is warranted rest with the on call /duty GP

The decisions reached by the on call duty doctoir may include:

  • Home visit by GP
  • Telephone advice may be given to the patient if appropiate
  • Encourage the patient  to come to the surgery on the basis that it is where best care can be provided.
  • Home visit by other members of the primary health care team such as District nurses, Health visistors etc who are more appropiate to undertake such visits in view of the reason for such a visit.
  • An Emergancy Hospital admission may be organised for the patient via ambulance service without first seeing the patient, in cases where their medical condition make that course of action appropiate.



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