How does the virtual clinic work?

on Monday, 16 March 2020. Posted in blog

How does the virtual clinic work?
Further to the very recent news regarding the Coronavirus, we at Southdowns have updated our booking system to include video calls at our virtual clinic. This will enable you to schedule a consultation via your computer or smart phone.
 
Or you can call us on 033 022 02000 to schedule this video appointment.
 

Please use the link to access our virtual clinic.

Chose your clinician to join their virtual clinic. If you chose the wrong clinician then you will not be seen by your clinician in the virtual clinic.

This can be accessed from your computer or from a smart phone at the time advised.

You can access the virtual clinic up to 10 mins before your appointment time if you want to 'trial run!

After clicking the link you will be requested to and enter your name.

Your Doctor will be able to see when you are waiting and will open the video consultation when available.

What if I need a prescription?

Following your consultation, we can send prescriptions to our partner pharmacy who can then send any medications directly to your door by post.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Cervical cancer prevention week 20-26th January 2020

on Monday, 06 January 2020. Posted in blog

Cervical cancer prevention week 20-26th January 2020

Jo's Trust are promoting Cervical cancer awareness week from 20-26th January 2020 and we think this is really key to helping reduce this disease.

It is really important to be screened for cervical cancer and -, you should receive an invite from your GP ever three years but you should also request a screening if you have concerns at another time.

Symptoms of cervical cancer can include but are not limited to:

  • Abnormal bleeding: during or after sexual intercourse, or between periods
  • Post menopausal bleeding: if you are not on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or have stopped it for six weeks or more
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse
  • Lower back pain.

 

We want to ensure all women and people with a cervix know how cervical cancer can be prevented. This means:

2
Women lose their lives to the disease every day
9
women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day
75%
of cervical cancers can be prevented by cervical screening (smear tests)
2
Women lose their lives to the disease every day
9
women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day
75%
of cervical cancers can be prevented by cervical screening (smear tests)

HPV Vaccine - Gardasil 9

on Wednesday, 27 November 2019. Posted in blog

HPV Vaccine - Gardasil 9

Since September 2019, all 12 and 13 year-olds in school Year 8 have been offered on the NHS the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine which protects against cancers caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Infection.

The NHS use the Gardasil vaccine which protects against 4 types of the HPV vaccine. Two doses will be offered six to 12 months apart in schools years 8 or 9. It is important to have both doses for the vaccine to be fully protected.

Making time for your health

At Southdowns we believe that giving our patients time to discuss their health is a critical factor in good health.

Our consultations are unhurried, allowing us to fully explore your concerns and talk through any issues you want to discuss.

Patient Confidentiality

We do not share any information about our clients with anyone else, unless you give expressed permission. Unlike the NHS we operate an “opt-in” policy regarding data sharing, meaning that unless told otherwise we will not share your details with any third parties.