Women’s Health

Women’s Health

There is a range of healthcare problems which affect women and your practice team can help with all of them.

Endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, painful periods and the menopause are just an example of the conditions affecting women. As your primary care provider, your practice team can diagnose, treat and refer you for all women’s health issues.

Breast health

Breast Cancer Screening Programme – All women registered with a GP will be automatically offered breast screening every 3 years between age 50 and 71.

East Cheshire and Stockport Breast Screening Service, Macclesfield Hospital: 01625 661157

Information about the screening programme:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-screening

Breast awareness
www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/have-i-got-breast-cancer/signs-symptoms-breast-cancer
www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/have-i-got-breast-cancer/checking-your-breasts

Breast awareness for young women:
www.coppafeel.org

Cervical screening

Cervical screening checks the health of your cervix. It is also known as a smear test. It is a test to prevent cancer. During the test a small sample of cells will be taken with a brush. All women with a cervix will be called for screening tests between age 25-64. An abnormal result does not mean that you have cancer. Abnormal tests will be followed up with more testing to prevent any changes becoming cancerous.

Information about screening:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening

What happens during a smear test:
www.jostrust.org.uk/information/cervical-screening/what-happens-during-cervical-screening

HPV vaccine info:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/hpv-human-papillomavirus-vaccine

Domestic Abuse Hub

Local Services

East Cheshire Domestic Abuse Hub – 24 hour helpline 0300 123 5101

www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/staying-safe/domestic-abuse-and-sexual-violence/domestic_abuse_getting_help
www.openthedoorcheshire.org.uk/find-support

Women’s health

Local Services

www.gosexualhealth.co.uk
www.thesmilegroup.org
www.rapecentre.org.uk

National Services

Endometriosis support:
www.endometriosis-uk.org

Menopause advice:
www.menopausematters.co.uk

Miscarriage support:
www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/information/miscarriage/recurrent-miscarriage

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome support:
www.verity-pcos.org.uk

Premature Ovarian Insufficiency support:
www.daisynetwork.org

Unintended pregnancy support:
www.nupas.co.uk

Sexual health advice:
www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk
www.sexualadviceassociation.co.uk/factsheets/for-women/for-women-factsheets

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