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 need to talk?
"People have problems which can overwhelm them and cause distress of varying degrees, and many have no-one to talk to as they have a limited support circle or they can't share, for example, family worries with family members" (NHS Tayside GP)
Based in each GP surgery, the Community Listening Service promotes wellbeing by offering an active listening service.
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:
- Are you aged 16 or over?
- Do you have a muscle or joint problem?
- Is it interfering with your life or your work?
- Do you want to know how you can help yourself?
- Not sure if you need to see a healthcare professional?
For non-emergency advice, information and assessment of muscle and joint problems, call the physiotherapy service on 0800 917 9390, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm