GDPR May 2018

GDPR is a new EU Regulation that comes into operation on May 25, 2018. It strengthens the powers of the Data Protection Commissioner and defines new responsibilities on data controllers such as GPs. GDPR will have a significant impact on GP's.

Woodview Family Doctors’ Policies will follow the Medical Council guidelines and the privacy principles of the Data Protection Regulations. We will update our website in due course.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is a way of detecting a dangerous swelling (aneurysm) of the aorta – the main blood vessel that runs from the heart, down through the abdomen to the legs. An AAA is quite common in men aged over 65y-79y. An AAA usually causes no symptoms, but if it bursts, it’s mostly fatal. Screening involves a simple ultrasound scan of your stomach (abdomen), which takes about 10-15 minutes, done in Affidia or Mater Private Hospital, Cork. If you don't have an AAA, you don’t ever need to be tested again. If you have an AAA, we will refer you to Mr Ger Mc Greal, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Mercy University Hospital. See Services for further information.

Cervical Screening update 8th May 2018

We are acutely aware of the anxiety and concerns felt by you regarding the recent revelations with the cervical screening programme.

We would encourage all women to continue availing of the cervical screening programme. If you are overdue or due to have a smear test, please make this appointment with our practice nurse.

Cervical Check have updated their website on www.cervicalcheck.ie with some comprehensive information which may be helpful .

If you are still concerned, please arrange an appointment for a consultation with your doctor to discuss your smear test history. After this consultation if you decide to attend for a repeat smear, this can be arranged here at the surgery. The cost of both these visits will be paid for by the HSE.

We will facilitate these appointments as soon as we can over the coming weeks and thank you for your patience and understanding.