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Doctorcall was pleased to allow the cameras into our Harley Street clinic recently for a special piece in The Sun.

The video article highlighted the importance of smear tests for women and how easy it is to arrange one.

What is a smear test?

  • A smear test, or cervical screening test, checks for abnormal cells on the cervix (the womb's entrance from the vagina).
  • If any abnormal cells are found, these can be removed - to stop them becoming cancerous.
  • This is a preventative measure, and does not mean you already have cancer.
  • For one in 20 women, these checks will pick up some abnormal changes.
  • It's possible for sexually active women of any age to develop cervical cancer, but it's most common in women aged 25-29.
  • The condition is very rare in women under 25.
  • Women aged 25-49 are offered tests every three years, while women between the ages of 50 and 64 are tested every five years.

Smear tests are available at all three Doctorcall clinic locations.

Much of the UK is basking in sunshine and hot weather, and whilst it may be enjoyable for many, the heat and direct sunlight carry some potential health risks.

Britain doesn’t often get prolonged heatwaves, or even temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius, so it’s no surprise the weather is the talking point of many.


We have asked our doctors to prepare some advice for everyone;

·         Direct sunlight can cause skin damage, and prolonged exposure can result in skin cancer. You should always wear sun protection when outdoors and avoid extended periods in the direct sunlight. UV rays can cause skin damage even when it’s cloudy.

·         Direct exposure to sunlight isn’t the only risk – the heat in the summer months can lead to severe illness. Make sure you stay in well ventilated areas and drink plenty of fluids. You should avoid beverages that contain caffeine or alcohol during the day as these can cause dehydration.

·         Be sure to check on relatives who may be sensitive to heat and sunlight, especially the elderly.

Be prepared

It may be a good idea to keep bottled or filtered water in your fridge as the water from the tap may be at ambient temperature.

Stay tuned to the forecast, especially if you plan on travelling. Check on the weather for the journey as well as the destination.

If you're still unsure of how to prepare, or if you have any concerns you should contact a GP or other appropriate medical help.

 

We are an approved provider of medical assessments required by the Oil & Gas industry.

We offer a comprehensive range of standard test protocols, and can also provide additional testing if required.

Medical assessments are available at a variety of clinic locations, and often at short notice. Once completed, results are generally available within an hour and can be sent by email or fax to any location.

We also provide relevant travel medicals, vaccinations and advice for personnel working overseas in countries around the world.

To arrange an appointment or for more information on this and other services from Doctorcall contact us now:

0844 257 0646

email bookings@doctorcall.co.uk

or book online to get 10% discount on the cost of the appointment.

 

 

Doctorcall is an approved provider of medical assessments required by the Oil & Gas industry.

We offer a comprehensive range of standard testing, and can also provide additional testing if required.

Medical assessments are available at a variety of clinic locations, and often at short notice. Once completed, results are generally available within an hour and can be sent by email or fax to any location.

We also provide relevant travel medicals, vaccinations and advice for personnel working overseas in countries around the world.

To arrange an appointment or for more information on this and other services from Doctorcall call us now on:
0844 257 0646 
or book online to get 10% discount on the cost of the appointment

 

Unlimited appointments with a city centre doctor from only £2.79 a week 

 

Short-term sickness absence whilst waiting for a GP appointment, and time out of work to attend an appointment near the employee’s home, represent the main causes of unplanned absence in the workplace.

Our private GP clinic membership scheme provides your staff with direct access to urgent medical treatment at our prestigious clinic, conveniently located on St Ann's Square in central Manchester.

• Your staff can arrange to see a doctor as often as they need to with the minimum of fuss.
• Same-day appointments ensure the minimum disruption to your office.
• Membership fees are from £145 per person per annum or just £2.79 a week!

GP membership is a low-cost, flexible and confidential alternative to an in-house daily GP clinic even for large companies. It is also far less expensive and in our experience more popular with staff than private medical insurance. For employees with insurance, it provides rapid access to our excellent referral network of specialists and hospitals.

For more information on this and other services visit our website.

Alternatively contact Stuart Faulkner on 0844 257 0644 or email sales@doctorcall.co.uk.