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Anyone attending the surgery must now wear a covering over their nose & mouth; whether it be to attend an appointment, collect a prescription, or accompany someone they care for.

Please do not arrive EARLY for your appointment.  In accordance with current social distancing guidelines, we are not permitting patients to wait inside the building. You may be asked to return to your vehicle and wait for your clinician to become available.  Please therefore be mindful of the weather conditions when setting out and come prepared.

We would like to thank you all for your understanding and support during these challenging times.  We continue to do our upmost to ensure we offer high standard healthcare in a manner that is safe for both patients and our dedicated staff. 

Receptionists required!  See our Staff Vacancies page for further info...


CORONAVIRUS

Please see 'Latest News' in Quick Links or 'COVID 19' in the Further Information section on the right hand side of the screen.

Flu Vaccinations Autumn/Winter 2020

We are busy planning for the flu season.

Due to Covid-19 we will be running our flu clinics slightly differently this year, with enhanced safety measures and social distancing, to minimise the risk to both your health and ours.

Our first vaccine delivery for the over 65 age group is scheduled to arrive mid-September and we will commence clinics, primarily on Saturdays, from 26th September.

All clinics will be by appointment only, managed by a bookings team via a dedicated telephone line, separate to our main surgery number.  Please try to avoid contacting our reception team to book your flu vaccination; bear in mind they are trying to deal with patients who require medical assistance and also they may not have access to the flu clinic appointment schedules.

We are anticipating a higher than usual demand for vaccinations this year and so we must try to ensure that patients in the highest risk groups are invited and vaccinated first.  Please, therefore, do not contact us until you receive an invitation to do so.  We will be sending invitations via email and/or text message to those patients who have given us permission to do so.  For those who haven't, a letter will be sent via Royal Mail.

Those patients aged 50 to 64 who are included in the new extended flu vaccination programme will be contacted later in the season after the higher risk groups have been vaccinated.

Contraception

At Whiteparish we offer a full range of contraceptive services, these include;

  • Contraceptive Pills
  • Coils
  • Implants
  • Condoms

Routine appointments are available for contraceptive pills and where applicable can be entered as a repeat prescription which can be ordered online.

Clinics for coil fittings are on a Tuesday afternoon and can be arranged via a telephone consultation with Louise Otter and fittings are undertaken by Rae Daraklitsas,  our specialist in Contraception and Womens Health.

Implant fitting and removals are arranged through Louise Otter: please make a telephone appointment with her via Reception.


 HPV Testing and Cervical Screening

HPV (Human papillomavirus) Primary Screening is a new way of examining cervical screening samples, where the sample is only checked for abnormal cells if HPV is found. In HPV primary screening, a test for hrHPV is the first test carried out on the screening sample.

Testing for HPV and screening for abnormal cells where HPV is detected will help show more accurately which individuals are at higher risk of developing cervical cancer. This will enable those at greatest risk to have further tests more quickly, while reassuring those who have low risk of cervical cancer.

Results

If HPV isn’t found, the individual will be offered a screening test again in 3 to 5 years (depending on age). If HPV is not found it is highly unlikely that abnormal cells will be present or will cause any problems. This means the risk of developing cervical cancer is very low.

Individuals who do have HPV have a cytology test carried out on the same sample to see if HPV has caused abnormal cell changes.

If cell changes are detected, the individual will be referred for a colposcopy examination.

If they are not detected, the individual will be screened again in 12 months’ time, to check that the immune system has cleared the HPV (which happens in most cases).

For further information, please see Cervical Screening Information

You may also wish to read the following Patient leaflet.

 
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