39 High Street, West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire. SN10 4JB
Telephone Numbers
Surgery 8am - 6.30pm
Tel 01380 813300
Fax 01380 818669
Out of Hours
Tel 111
Women's Health
Contraceptive and Sexual Health
All doctors provide advice on family planning, and are able to offer most forms of contraception. Dr Osborn and Nurse Amanda both fit intra-uterine contraceptive devices (coils) and implanon. If you are considering an intra-uterine contraceptive device please make an appointment to see Dr Osborn to discuss this further.
Emergency contraception needs to be used as soon as possible after unprotected sex.The emergency pill Levonelle, must be used within three days (72 hours) of unprotected sex, but the emergency pill ellaOne must be used within five days (120 hours) of unprotected sex.The IUD can be used up to five days after unprotected sex, at any time in the menstrual cycle, as long as this is the only unprotected sex that has occurred since your last period. If you have had unprotected sex more than once since your last period, it can be fitted up to five days after the earliest time you could have released an egg (ovulation). The IUD can be removed at your next period.
If you require emergency contraception, please ring the surgery urgently for advice or if the surgery is shut contact the out of hours on 111.
If you think you might need a reliable form of contraception please see one of the doctors to discuss this.
Cervical Screening
This is now done every 3 years between the ages of 25 and 50 and every 5 years between 50 and 65 years. A recall system notifies eligible women when they are due their smear, this is administered by Wiltshire Primary Care Trust. Smears are normally done by the practice nurse.
Breast Screening
This is arranged by Wiltshire Primary Care Trust and is available to all women between 50 and 65 years of age. Screening is done every 3 years. If you would like to remain in the screening programme after the age of 65 years, please contact the Wiltshire Breast Screening Programme, 01793 604036 (information available at reception). ‘Breast Awareness’ is encouraged in all women. A leaflet is available from the surgery.
Screening of sexually transmitted infections and Chlamydia
If there's a possibility you may have an STI, it's important to get tested. Don't wait for obvious symptoms to appear. Chlamydia, for example, has few recognisable symptoms, especially in women. You can be infected and not know.
You can reduce the risk of infection by always using a condom, but not all STIs are just passed on by penetrative vaginal or anal intercourse. Some can be picked up through oral sex too, while genital herpes, HPV and even sometimes infections such as gonorrhoea can be transferred by intimate contact.
Useful links:
Genital Herpes
Care during your pregnancy
Antenatal care is the care you receive from healthcare professionals during your pregnancy. You’ll be offered a series of appointments with a midwife, or sometimes an obstetrician (a doctor who specialises in pregnancy and birth). They’ll check that you and your baby are well, give you useful information about being pregnant, give you information about local antenatal classes, and answer any questions you may have
Antenatal Care
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