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We want to know what you think.

We would like to ask you some questions about your expectations and experience of Ashville Surgery.

It’s a quick survey of 8 multiple choice questions with optional comment boxes that will take you approximately 3-5 minutes.

You can complete the survey here.

If you prefer, there is a paper version of the questionnaire, available from Reception. You can also  download a copy.

And here is some more information on why we are doing this: Patient Survey Poster FEB 2024

Thanks for taking the time to complete the survey.

Your next poo could save your life 

Your next poo could save your life

We are supporting a London-wide campaign to encourage more patients to do their free NHS bowel cancer screening home test, which checks if you could have bowel cancer.

People who are the right age are sent a free NHS FIT (Faecal Immunochemical Test) kit every two years. You use it to collect a small sample of poo and post it back to an NHS lab.

The campaign by NHS London, “Your next poo could save your life”, urges more people to use their kit – a message we wholeheartedly endorse.

Screening can help prevent bowel cancer and find it at an early stage when it’s easier to treat. People who complete their screening are 25% less likely to die of bowel cancer.

The kits are for people with no symptoms and most people get the all-clear.

If you are aged 56, 58 (on or after 16 May 2022) or 60 to 74 and we have your correct address, you will be sent a kit every 2 years. Please use it. By April 2025, bowel cancer screening kits will be for everyone aged 50 to 74 in England.

To find out more and hear from other Londoners about their experience of bowel cancer screening, visit www.healthylondon.org/bcs

If you have symptoms of bowel cancer which last for three weeks or more, please contact the practice and ask for an appointment.

You can find out more here. 

Self-referral to Psychological Therapies

Self-Refer to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) – Back on Track

Back on Track is a free and confidential psychological therapies service for anyone over the age of 18 living in Hammersmith and Fulham.

It offers psychological help to people with low level symptoms of anxiety or depressed, or those going through a stressful situation because of redundancy, illness or relationship difficulties. This is part of the improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) programme.

The service is run in partnership with West London Mental Health Trust, Mental Health Matters and the West London Centre for Counselling.

How to Self-Refer

Telephone: 0300 123 1156 Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm.

Or refer yourself online at – https://www.westlondon.nhs.uk/our-services/adult/iapt/IAPT-Hammersmith_Fulham-back-track-iapt