Are you worried about chlamydia? We are pleased
to announce that we now offer free chlamydia screening. If you
are under 25 and worried about
chlamydia, please ask to see one of our nurses who can give you a
chlamydia self testing pack. If you prefer, you can just ask
for the pack without an
appointment, the nurse is just there to help you complete the
paperwork. Have a look at
http://www.morethanahug.com/home/ for details about what is
involved with this test.
(added 17 March 09)
Could under 6's who are due or overdue their vaccines please
book in for this with Nurse Pippa.
Could teenagers of 13 and over who haven't had their second MMR
please book in for this with nurse Jo or nurse Lynne or nurse Pippa.
HPV catch up vaccines are available for teenagers born between
01/09/1990 and 31/08/91- please book with any of the above nurses.
We offer a confidential service to all of our
patients, including those under 16. This means that (apart from
exceptional circumstances) anything you tell us, or advice we give
you, will not be discussed with anyone else without your permission.
The only reason we may have to consider passing on confidential
information would be to protect you or someone else from serious
harm. We would always try to discuss this with you first.
WHEN WE ARE CLOSED
If you need to see a doctor urgently and the surgery is closed ring
the surgery number (Hughenden Valley Surgery 01494 563275 or The
Chequers Surgery 01494 863899) and listen to the recorded message.
If you are not sure if you need to see a doctor, or would like some
health information ring the Practice Nurse when we are open or NHS
Direct on 0845 4647 24 hours a day.
You can discuss any health problem with any doctor. We are also
available to discuss:
Contact reception for an appointment.
HELP WITH HEALTH
Spots, weight, sex, bullying, alcohol, relationships, smoking,
drugs, periods, contraception, family, exercise, condoms… and
Our Doctors and Nurses are trained to help you with different types
All contraceptives are free.
You do not have to be over 16 to discuss contraception or emergency
contraception with a Doctor or Practice Nurse.
Free condoms are available from CHECK OUT at Brookside Clinic.
You can phone and ask for a same day emergency
appointment, or speak on the phone to a doctor as you may not need an
appointment, or speak to the pharmacist who may be able to sell it.
A coil can be inserted up to 5 days after unprotected sex. So, if
you didn’t use any contraception, or the condom burst, arrange to see a
doctor as soon as possible.
Ask the receptionist for an urgent appointment – you do not need to
Think you might be Pregnant?
See a Doctor or Practice Nurse as soon as possible. They will help
you to consider your options and offer help and advice whatever you
decide to do.
Free emergency contraception is available from
this practice. You can also get free emergency contraception from Family
Planning Clinics, Sexual health Clinics (GUM) and some Chemists.
Drinking too much can put a serious strain on your body. It takes your liver an
hour to process one unit of alcohol. So having two or three drinks an hour
overloads your system - which means your health could suffer. After a session of
heavy drinking take a break for 48 hours to let your body recover.
Follow this link for more information
Gardasil is the only vaccine that may help guard against diseases that are
caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) types 6,11,16 and 18, notably genital
warts and cervical abnormalities that can sometimes lead to cervical cancer. It
may not fully protect everyone, and does not prevent all types of cervical
cancer, so it is important to continue regular cervical cancer screenings.
Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of gardasil should not receive the
vaccine. Gardasil is not for women who are pregnant. Gardasil will not treat
these diseases and will not protect against diseases caused by other types of
HPV. Gardasil is given as 3 injections over 6 months and can cause pain,
itching, swelling and redness at the injection site, fever, nausea and
dizziness. The first dose is given at a date you and your doctor choose, the
second dose is 2 months after the first; and the third dose 6 months after the
Gardasil is for girls and women aged 9 to 26. Gardasil works when given before
you have any contact with HPV Types 6,11,16 and 18. The duration of protection
of gardasil is unknown at present. If you've already been infected with
HPV, you may still benefit from gardasil because it is unlikely that you've been
infected with all 4 types of the virus covered by the vaccine. Your doctor or
healthcare professional can help you to understand more.
The cost of the vaccine will be £140 per dose.
The Practice Doctors would prefer not to vaccinate girls under the age of 15
years at present.
SOMEONE TO TALK TO
Suffering from stress, exam problems, worried about your weight,
relationships or feeling depressed? The surgery may be a good place
for you to get some help and all the Doctors and Practice Nurses are
happy to see you with these sorts of problems.
Take a look at our section on depression
for more useful help and information.
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
Kestrel Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections
FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL SERVICES
Free condoms available at Brookside,
Aylesbury, and Family Planning Clinic, Wycombe General Hospital
CHECK-OUT at Brookside Brookside Clinic, Station Way, Aylesbury
Advice and information for young people aged up to 19 years on all
health issues including sexual health. Contraception, including
emergency contraception, pregnancy testing. Referral for termination
Monday 3.00pm – 5.00pm (drop-in, no appointment necessary)
Youth Enquiry Service (YES) Monday to Friday
11.00 - 5.00pm (other times by appointment) and Saturday 12 noon - 3.00pm at
Frogmoor, High Wycombe, Bucks HP13 5DG Tel: 01494 437373 (4 lines and
ansaphone) Fax: 01494 452853 Website: