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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.

 

Chaperone

During your care, a clinician may need to examine you. Occasionally this may involve an examination of intimate areas. We understand that this can be stressful and embarrassing.
 
If this sort of examination is necessary:

  • We will explain to you why the examination is necessary and give you the
    opportunity to ask questions
  • We will explain what the examination will involve
  • We will obtain your permission before we carry out the examination
  • You will be offered a chaperone to be present during the examination
  • At all times we will respect your privacy during the examination and while dressing and undressing 

When booking an appointment that may involve an examination of intimate areas, please request a chaperone. The receptionist will then make the necessary arrangements for a chaperone to be available.

What is a chaperone?
 
A chaperone is a person whose has a role to witness both a patient and a medical practitioner and to be a safeguard for both parties during a medical examination or procedure. The exact role of a chaperone will vary according to the clinical situation. 

If you have any questions or concerns about intimate examinations or chaperoning, please do not hesitate to ask one of the doctors or nurses. 



 
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