Screening tests are a way to identify apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition so they can be treated or monitored.
Scottish Bowel Screening Programme
The NHS in Scotland has a screening programme for everyone over the age of 50, who will receive test kits every two years to assist in the early detection of bowel cancer. The practice would urge all patients to return their kit as soon as possible after they have received it.
This is an education and exercise programme for people with Cardiac Disease. This is run by NHS Tayside for people in Angus with a new diagnosis of cardiac disease, ie heart attack, bypass and stenting, angina or heart failure.
The programme is available in Stracathro Hospital and Arbroath Infirmary. For more information please contact Cardiac Rehab Nurses at Health & Wellbeing Centre, 25 Jubilee Court, Letham DD8 2QW. Tel: 01307 819702.
This is a course of exercise and education for patients with a chronic lung condition, which is run by NHS Tayside. The programme is offered across several sites in Angus. For more information contact Angus Respiratory Team, Rosebrae Offices, Arbroath Infirmary, Arbroath DD11 2AT. Tel: 01241 822545.
Do you wear an NHS hearing-aid?
A FREE drop-in re-tubing clinic and replacement battery service is available throughout Tayside with drop-in clinics being held at locations in Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross.
Volunteers trained by the Audiology Department can supply and fit new batteries, and re-tube non-dome or slim tube hearing aids. Unfortunately volunteers are unable to re-tube open fit aids – thin wire with tip in ear.
Some of the Action of Hearing Loss Volunteers are continuing to support this service.
Please note - the client’s yellow book must be provided to receive batteries.
Drop-in locations for re-tubing clinic and replacement battery service:
Abbey Health Centre, Arbroath
Thursdays 2.30 - 4.30pm
Links Health Centre, Montrose
Every second and fourth Friday 10am - 12 noon
Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre, Forfar
Tuesdays 10am - 12 noon
Thursdays 2pm - 4pm
For more information please contact:
Audiology Department, Kings Cross Health & Community Care Centre Clepington Road, Dundee DD3 8EA
Tel: 01382 596965 or TEXT to 07833046858
Mon – Fri 9am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm
If you require this information in a different format please let the department know.
Many people will experience symptoms of stress, anxiety or depression at some stage in their lives. Getting the right help can make all the difference.
There are a variety of resources available - different things suit different people.
Some may find "self help" resources useful, but knowing where to start can be tricky. The Healthy Minds website below provides links to a number of useful resources:
First Contact Physio
Self-referral to physiotherapy
Freephone 0800 917 9390
NHS Tayside offer a self-referral service, which means you can make an appointment to see a physiotherapist without having to see your GP first.
Self-referral is becoming more widely practised and it's particularly popular for people with long-term conditions who know what treatment they need.
The benefits of self-referral include:
- saving time for both GPs and patients
- reducing waiting times
- improving attendance levels at appointments
- empowering patients to manage their condition
If you feel you may benefit from this service, please contact the freephone number above to discuss your particular requirments.