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For your safety & ours, we must insist that you do not come to the surgery to make routine enquiries, please call us instead.

Anyone approaching or entering the surgery building must wear a covering over their nose & mouth; whether it be to attend an appointment, collect a prescription, or to act as a chaperone.

Please do not arrive EARLY for your appointment as we are not able to permit 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.

If you find yourself in a queue outside the building, please remember to observe the 2 metre distancing rule.

We would like to thank you for your continued understanding and support during these challenging times.  However, we are very sad to report that our staff have recently been receiving an increasing amount of verbal hostility, both from telephone and face-to-face encounters with patients and their families.  We operate a zero tolerance policy and will not condone abuse of our staff and partners in any form.  The Whiteparish Surgery team work very hard to provide the best service possible in, what are often, very difficult circumstances and we have been disheartened by recent events.  PLEASE BE KIND.


COVID-19 & VACCINATIONS

Please see 'COVID 19' within Further Information section on the right hand side of the screen for the latest information with regards to vaccinations and advice.

Flu Vaccinations Winter 2020/21

We still have some flu vaccines left in stock.  If you would like a vaccination and have not yet responded to your invitation, have changed your mind, or feel that you qualify and did not receive an invite, please call our Flu Line: 01794 885275, Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

 

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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