Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

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AAA screening is a simple ultrasound test free of charge to all men in the year they turn 65.

Screening is offered to detect dangerous swellings of the aorta – the primary blood vessel connecting the heart to the rest of the body. AAAs are most common in men over 65.

Aneurysms can happen in any blood vessel but one of the more common sites is the abdominal aorta. When an AAA occurs, the walls of the artery weaken, causing the blood vessel to expand and balloon out.

If expansion continues, the artery walls continue to weaken and may eventually rupture. A rupture is extremely dangerous. Around eight out of 10 people who suffer a ruptured AAA will die before they get to hospital or during surgery.

An AAA generally causes no symptoms. This means that you cannot tell if you have one, as you will not feel any pain or notice anything different.

With screening, an AAA can be detected before it ruptures.

The NHS offers screening in order to find aneurysms early so they can be checked regularly or treated if needed. The easiest way to find out if you have an aneurysm is to have an ultrasound scan of your abdomen.

For more information regarding AAA screening please see the websites below :

http://dudleygroup.nhs.uk/services-and-wards/vascular-service/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening-aaa/

https://www.gov.uk/topic/population-screening-programmes/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm

Out of Hours / Emergency Care

Emergencies – A&E / Call 999

Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to your nearest accident and emergency department or call 999.


Urgent Care Centre

The Urgent Care Centre is  based at New Cross Hospital on the 1st floor above the Emergency Department.


New Cross Hospital

The nearest hospital to the surgery is New Cross Hospital located in Wolverhampton – there address is

New Cross Hospital
Wolverhampton Road
Heath Town
Wolverhampton
WV10 0QP


Out of Hours Service

If you need to see a doctor urgently between 6.30 pm and 8.00 am Monday to Friday or at anytime over a weekend or a Bank Holiday when the surgery is closed please telephone 111. Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both land lines and mobiles.

If you have a life threatening medical emergency please dial 999.


Unity Hub – Extended Access Service

We are now a member of the Unity Hub which enables us to offer extended access to appointments for our patients outside of our surgery hours.

Unity Hub operates from the following two locations

Pennfields Medical Centre, Upper Zoar Street, Wolverhampton WV3 0JH

Ashmore Park Medical Centre, Griffiths Drive, Wolverhampton WV11 2LH

Unity Hub provides appointments for our patients

  • 6.30pm – 8.00pm weekdays
  • 8.00am – 2.00pm Saturdays & Sundays
  • Bank holidays 9.00am – 12 noon

Appointments for these sessions can be booked either in advance through the surgery or on the day by calling

01902 446688  (Pennfields Medical Practice)

or

01902 732442 (Ashmore Park Medical Centre).

Further information on this service is below

Unity Hub General Opening Hours

Unity Hub Website


NHS Direct

Alternatively you can phone NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or visit their website at www.nhsdirect.co.uk.

NHS Direct offers free expert health information and advice 24 hours a day. It can advise you whether you need to go to the nearest A&E (accident and emergency) or if there is an alternative such as visiting an NHS Walk-In Centre.

For deaf people and those hard of hearing, a telephone services is available on 0845 606 4647. If English is not your preferred language, you can choose to use a confidential translation service.


NHS Walk in Centre

The nearest NHS Walk In Centre is:

Phoenix Centre,
Parkfield Road,
Parkfields,
Wolverhampton,
WV4 6ED.

Tel: 01902 444677

The Phoenix Centre is open between 10am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

The Walk In Centre, based at Parkfield Road, Wolverhampton, is usually managed by a nurse, it is designed to offer convenient access to a range of treatments for minor illnesses, aliments and injuries,  offers on-the-spot treatment (without an appointment) . You are able to ‘walk in’ during the centre’s opening hours, there is no need to notify the centre you will be attending

Please see the Phoenix Centre website for more details.

Flu Campaign 2019

Are you eligible for a free ‘Flu Vac’?

Use the link below to see if you are eligible for a free NHS Flu vaccination:

Am I eligible for a free NHS Flu vaccination?

For more information on the types of flu vaccinations available and advice on who is ‘at risk’ see the following website :

NHS – Flu Vaccination Website


Coffee & Cake Charity Morning

Saturday 19th October 2019 8.00am – 12.30pm , during this flu vaccination session we are holding a ‘Coffee & Cake Charity morning’ so come along & pop in for a Coffee ‘or tea‘ and a cake with us -whilst raising some money for local charity – we would love to see you there !!!!!


Tettenhall Medical Practice Flu Clinics 2019

Below are our up-to-date Flu Clinic dates for both Lower Green & Wood Road surgeries – our patients are more than welcome to book appointments at either surgery to suit themselves

Please note all of these clinics require an appointment to be booked

Lower Green

Saturday 19th October 8.00am – 12.30pm All Eligible Patients
Wednesday 23rd October 11.00am – 2.45pm Over 65’s Only
Monday 28th October 8.00am – 4.00pm Over 65’s Only
Thursday 7th November 8.15am – 12.00pm All Eligible Patients
Monday 11th November 8.00am – 12.00pm All Eligible Patients

Wood Road

Monday 21st October 12.45pm – 3.45pm Over 65’s Only
Thursday 24th October 8.00am – 12.00pm Over 65’s Only
Thursday 31st October 8.00am – 12.00pm Over 65’s Only
Monday 4th November 10.30am – 3.45pm All Eligible Patients