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Borehamwood Shopping Park
Borehamwood
Herts, WD6 4PR

Well Women

The surgery offers a Well-Woman clinic run by our experienced practice nurse team and appointments are available at various times during. Once a week we have a doctor led well women clinic specifically for the purpose of intrauterine device (Coil) and implant insertion.

The nurses are happy to discuss osteoporosis and coronary risk factors, cervical smears, family planning, well-woman and breast checks. 

Ladies age 50 to 70, from your practice have been invited for breast screening at Edgware Community Hospital. Screening commenced on 26/03/19, and will continue until 24/05/19. As part of the age extension programme, your surgery has been included in the upper range arm (71-73) for randomisation.

Ladies who missed their appointment can contact the HUB to reschedule and we would ask you to encourage such ladies to do this as those attending for breast screening up to 6 months. This also applies for ladies age 70 upwards who will need to request their mammogram themselves by contacting the HUB. The number is: 0203 758 2024. Ladies can also change their appointment date, time or request another site by completing the appointment request form found on https://www.london-breastscreening.org.uk/home.aspx

You can find out more by visiting these websites:

North London Breast Screening Service

https://www.london-breastscreening.org.uk/home.aspx

NHS Breast Screening (BSP) Programme

http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/

Breast Cancer Care

http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

Breast screening leaflet can also be downloaded from:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/breast-screening-information-leaflets

The nurses are also able to give women relevant advice about Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and contraception where this is required. Repeat prescriptions of HRT and contraceptive pills can also be obtained from the well-woman nurse every six months with the prior agreement of your doctor.

All patients are encouraged to have a blood pressure check at approximately three to five year intervals, especially if there is a family history of raised BP.

Information Leaflet for Coil Fitting