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Welcome

Welcome to the Lorn Medical Centre website which we are currently developing. We aim to provide all of our patients with a comprehensive range of healthcare services covering one-off problems to longer term illnesses. Feel free to explore the site and find out how you and your family can benefit from our personal and professional approach to healthcare provision.

We will be closed for the May day bank holiday on Monday the 2nd of May. We will open again on Tuesday the 3rd of May at 8am.

In case of emergency, NHS24 can be contacted on 111

Convenience

As well as being able to see when we are open at the click of a mouse we’ve made it easier for you to do a number of things. You are now able to order a repeat prescription or cancel your appointment online.

Join Us

Registering is easy with online forms also available and appointment slots to suit most patients’ timetables. You’ll enjoy a confidential service in comfortable surroundings from a helpful and dedicated team.

Bowel Screening

Bowel cancer (or colorectal cancer) is a major public health problem in Scotland. The Scottish Bowel Screening Programme commenced a phased roll out in June 2007 and by December 2009 all NHS Boards in Scotland were participating in the Programme. All men and women aged 50-74 years are invited to participate and be screened every two years.

Eligible men and women are posted a guaiac-based faecal occult blood test kit (FOBT) which should be completed at home. This involves collecting 2 samples from each of 3 separate bowel movements. The kit is returned in a pre paid envelope to the central screening centre in Dundee and tested for hidden traces of blood in the stool. Individuals who have a positive FOBT result are referred to their local hospital for assessment and, where appropriate, offered a colonoscopy as the first line of investigation.

Detailed information about the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme can be found in the Bowel Screening Manual.

Further information including a helpful DVD is contained below. If you have any further queries please feel free to contact the Lorn Medical Centre on 01631 563175 or come by to collect a leaflet from the front desk.

http://www.healthscotland.com/topics/health/screening/bowel.aspx

 

http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Bowel-Screening/

http://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk

(Site updated 06/04/2016)
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