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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.

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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