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We are a little concerned that this week we have received multiple letters saying that patients had DNA'd for their breast screening appointments. Apparently the Screening service have changed their policy and have sent out open letters requesting that patients phone in to book the apppointment - if they have not received any contact they then send us a Did Not Attend notice.
We know times are difficult, but would like to remind all patients that screening is important, if you received a letter and have not actioned it, please do so - just phone the number and make that appointment - Screening is working under strict COVID guidelines and is safe - and necessary.
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COVID-19 has affected the whole country; for almost everyone, life has had to fundamentally change. But it has also prompted many people to reflect and think more seriously about their health.
Nearly two thirds (63%) of adults in the UK are overweight or living with obesity. Gaining weight is often a gradual process that takes place over a number of years and modern life doesn’t always make it easy. This extra weight causes pressure to build up around vital organs, making it harder for the body to fight against diseases like cancer, heart disease and now COVID-19. By reducing your weight within a healthy range, you can help cut your risk of being critically ill with COVID-19.
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