Welcome to Loch Leven Health Centre
Loch Leven Health Centre is home to two GP practices, Orwell Medical practice and St Serf's Medical practice, and a large team of allied healthcare professionals. Together we provide primary care medical services to the people of Kinross-shire. We hope that you will find the information about our services useful. Quick links to our on-line services are at the foot of this page.
News - June 2015
Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW)
15 - 21 June 2015
Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW) is a UK-wide initiative led by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. The week aims to highlight the importance of cervical screening (smear) and how attending a screening invitation can help to prevent cervical cancer.
In the UK, 22% of women still do not attend their cervical screening, so raising public awareness of cervical cancer prevention is a priority. Public knowledge and understanding of issues such as cervical screening, the causes of cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer and treatment is generally low. Cervical screening is NOT a test to find cancer. It is a screening test to detect abnormalities (pre-cancer) at an early stage in the cells in the cervix.
Around 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in UK each year. Regular cervical screening provides a high degree of protection against developing cervical cancer and is offered free on the NHS. It is estimated that early detection and treatment through cervical screening can prevent up to 75% of cervical cancers from developing in the UK. Not going for cervical screening is one of the biggest risk factors for developing cervical cancer.
Invitations are sent out every three years to all women in Scotland between the ages of 20 and 60 years. On receipt of an invitation, please telephone the Health Centre on 01577 862112 and ask for an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses or a GP for a cervical smear. Please take up your invitation to attend your cervical screening test, it saves lives.
Further information is available from the following sources:-
Jo's Trust: www.jostrust.org.uk 0808 802 8000
NHS Inform: www.nhsinform.co.uk/screening 0800 22 44 88
Compliments and Complaints
We are always keen to hear from patients about the services that we provide. It is gratifying to hear when things go well, but we accept that sometimes we could improve. We therefore encourage comments or suggestions which will enable us to identify problems and correct them. Complaints, concerns or comments can be discussed with any clinician or member of staff at the Health Centre or they can be sent in writing to the practice manager. Further information is available in the Policies section of the website.
(Site updated 24/06/2015)