June is Bowel Cancer Awareness month, and today is Red Apple Day

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness month, and today is Red Apple Day

If you are between 50 and 74 yrs you should receive a stool testing kit in the post every 2 years. These kits are one of the simplest things you can do to detect cancer early and they change lives. They test for hidden bleeding. If you are 45 -49 yrs old or 75 – 85 you can request a test through a GP.

If you are 50-75 and have not received your test you can ring Bowel Cancer Australia’s Helpline on 1800 555 494.

If you have to or more relatives with Bowel cancer, or have one relative with bowel cancer below 55 yrs of age, you may be at increased risk yourself, and should talk to your GP about other early detection tests (eg colonoscopy).

Did you know you can book a telephone consultation to discuss your concerns about bowel cancer with your family doctor at Reydon Street Medical Centre. Our GPs can advise you about risk reduction, and may be able to arrange faecal blood testing and referral for colonoscopy during this phone call. For now, these telephone calls are bulk billed to Medicare on your behalf.

Red Apple Day is when Australians are encouraged to support the vital work of Bowel Cancer Australia through apple themed fundraising activities. If you’ve ever thought about raising funds and awareness for bowel cancer, then Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is the time to do it! Host an apple themed virtual brunch, morning or afternoon tea, dinner or evening catch-up this Red Apple Day.

To learn more about the work Bowel Cancer Australia is doing and how you can help visit https://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/

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Reydon Street Medical Centre is moving on 14 February 2022

Reydon Street Medical Centre has a long history of providing high quality health care from trusted doctors from 2 Reydon Street on the corner of Newnham Road and Reydon Street in Upper Mt Gravatt.

The current health crisis means that it is no longer sustainable to continue this tradition from its original premises. To ensure we are more resilient and remain able to provide continuity of care to our patients in the face of sickness or furlough leave we need to be part of a larger organisation.

The great news is the legacy will continue and on 14 February 2022 Reydon Street Medical Centre will join the existing Holland Park General Practice at 1173 Logan Rd, Holland Park. This is part of the IPN Medical Centres network and is located just five minutes from our building.

We intend to provide the same high quality care from doctors you know and trust from more appropriate premises. You should also see the same friendly staff to look after you at the front desk.

Continuity of care and the security of our patient records is our priority. Patients records will be transferred automatically, so your doctor can continue to access them. Given the Holland Park General Practice is part of the IPN Medical Centres network, you can be assured that your health records and personal information will remain safe and secure.

We will continue to book appointments with your chosen doctor, but from Monday 14 February 2022 onwards, all existing and future appointments will take place at Holland Park General Practice.

We look forward to continuing to serve our patients from our new home.