No Worries at Castle Practice
The Castle Practice is a No Worries practice.
This means that if you are aged 16 - 24 inclusive, you can come in and see us about any sexual health worries you might have. You do not need to be registered as one of our patients to have a free confidential appointment. Just come in and tell reception you want "No Worries" appointment.
That will be with one of our nurses or doctors. However, we also have a Thursday evening clinic held by the Department of Sexual Health from Salisbury District Hospital at the Tidworth branch. This is for contraception and screening for sexually acquired infections. There is a drop in from 4.30 - 5.10 or you can book an appointment from 5.30 - 6.30 and the telephone number for that is 01722 425120. That is the Department of Sexual Health - you can't book these appointments with the practice.
Department of Sexual Health Clinics
There are lots of walk-in and pre-bookable clinics for sexual health and contraception in Wiltshire. Please click on the link below for details
Venues & Opening Times
Child Sexual Exploitation
Whatever your age, young people can talk to one of our doctors or nurses if you feel someone is pressuring you into sexual acts against your will. You may find this link useful:
For more information on sexual health, please see the Family Health section of this website.
Screening Programmes Available to Transgender and Non Binary People in England
Public Health England recently released a leaflet explaining screening programmes available to transgender and non-binary people in England. These include breast, cervical and bowel. it can be found at:
It explains who is eligible for the screening programmes - transgender men and transgender women. The table below summarises who is eligible:
HPV - Human papilloma virus
This is a very common group of viruses. There are many types of HPV, some of which are called "High Risk" because they are linked to the development of cancers such as cervical cancer. Other types can cause conditions like warts or verrucas (which may even occur on skin away from the genital area and cause warts on the voice box). 99.7% of cervical cancers are caused infection with a high-risk type of HPV. These don't usually cause any symptoms and most people won't know they are infected. This is avoidable, with the Guardasil vaccine programme. Please read more by following this link:-
HPV Information: NHS Choices