Patient Resources

In this page you will find, helpful questions for your appointment.  Having as many questions answered, will give you a good insight in your condition.  This will help you in your decision making and assist us to individualise the care plan, and tailor it to you. 

Furthermore,  you will find information on various conditions and procedures. We have used the most up-to-date information from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG), the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the International Urogynaecological Association (IUGA) .

Questions to ask during your appointment

About Your Symptoms or Diagnosis

 

  • What is the disease or condition?

  • How serious is it and how will it affect my home and work life?

  • What is the short-term and long-term prognosis?

  • What caused the disease or condition?

  • What symptoms should I watch for?

  • What tests will be involved in diagnosing my disease or condition?

  • How safe and accurate are the tests?

  • When will I know the tests' results?

  • Do I need a follow-up visit and if so, when?

  • Do I need to take precautions to protect others?

  • How is the disease or condition treated?

About Your Treatment

 

  • What are my treatment options?

  • How long will the treatment take?

  • What side effects can I expect?

  • What risks and benefits are associated with the treatment?

  • What would happen if I did not have any treatment?

  • What would happen if I delay my treatment?

  • Is there anything I should avoid during treatment

  • What should I do if I have side effects?

  • How will I know if the medication is working?

  • What would I do if I miss a dose of medication?

If You Need Surgery

 

  • Why do I need surgery?

  • What surgical procedure are you recommending?

  • Is there more than one way of performing this surgery?

  • Are there alternatives to surgery?

  • What are the risks of having surgery?

  • What if I don’t have this surgery?

  • What kind of anaesthesia will I need?

  • How long will it take me to recover?

  • How much experience do you have performing this surgery?

  • How long will I be in the hospital?

Health & Safety Tips

 

Participating in your own care has many advantages and we welcome your involvement. Below, find tips for you and your family to help us ensure your health and safety:

 

  1. Be involved in your healthcare.

 

To be involved in your healthcare:

  • Take part in all decisions about your treatment

  • Share any special care needs that you have

  • Ask a trusted family member or friend to accompany you when you visit your doctor if you are too ill or stressed to participate yourself

  • Remember you are the center of the healthcare team.

 

  2. Please ask if you have any questions or concerns.

You have a right to question anyone who is involved with your care. To be sure you have all the information you need, it can help to write down questions to ask for the next time you visit the doctor.

 

  3. Ask the healthcare workers to tell you what they plan to do before you consent to any procedure.

Healthcare workers should tell you what they plan to do before any procedure. Also, you can remind healthcare workers who have direct contact to wash their hands. Handwashing is an important way to prevent the spread of infection.

 

  4. Bring your doctor a list of your medications and mention any allergies you have.

 

This list should include all over-the-counter medications, home remedies, and herbal medications including tea, vitamins and weight gain or loss products such as shakes, pills or bars. Sometimes they can be dangerous when you take them with other medications.

 

Know what medications you are taking, why you are taking them, and potential side effects. Let the doctor and nurse know of any allergies and type of reaction or side effects you have. Also be sure to ask questions about the medications you are prescribed during your appointment.

Hampshire Women's Health

The Candover Clinic

Aldermaston Rd

Basingstoke

RG24 9NA

07864 628038

The Hampshire Clinic

Basing Rd, Old Basing

Basingstoke

RG24 7AL