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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.

 

What is the Travel Clinic?  

We offer advice to travellers on potential risks whilst abroad. Depending on these risks, injections or medication may be advised. Our Nursing Team will be able to offer some of these however you may be required to attend a private clinic for some vaccinations. In order to be able to advise you and offer the full range of protection available you will be required to inform us at least 6-8 weeks prior to your travel.

Advice on what's required for where you are travelling can be found on the  Fit For Travel Website .

 


What do I need to do? 

Please ask for a 30 minute travel appointment at reception.

Please bring to that appointment all previous travel vaccination records.

At the appointment the nurse will discuss with you what NHS vaccines are required and if you should attend a Private Travel Clinic.  Any vaccines given will be recorded in a vaccine record book to maintain a completed record. Some vaccinations need to be ordered in and will not be immediately available.

Malaria prophylaxis will be discussed with you you will be advised how to obtain them.

 


 Vaccines and Medications Available at Whiteparish Surgery

Any childhood vaccinations that you have not received will be offered to you along with your travel immunisations.  

 

Typhoid A single injection will last for 3 years 
Hepatitis A Course of 2 injections 6-12 months apart.  This will then last at least 20 years in adults
 Cholera An oral vaccine given as 2 doses within a 6 week period and lasts for 2 years in adults 
Anti–Malarial medication - individually tailored to countries, areas and exposure risk but only lasts for the duration of the trip 
 
There are private travel clinics in Salisbury, Winchester and Southampton.
 

Additional information and consent documents:

Patient Information and consent for Mefloquine

Malarone Information and Consent


 Information When Travelling Abroad

The EHIC website is a handy source of information that explains how to apply for a European Health Insurance Card. This card can be used to cover any necessary medical treatment due to either an accident or illness within the European Economic Area (EEA).

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office website can keep you up to date about the risks involved in visiting other countries. Visit http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/   

We have created a leaflet with all the necessary travel advice that you need.

Whiteparish Travel Leaflet


 Please be aware that even though you may have received all the appropriate medications and followed all the guidance, you may still become unwell. We suggest that you seek early medical attention if you get a fever, have gastric problems or feel unwell in the weeks or months following your trip.

 

 
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