The Practice provides a comprehensive range of healthcare services to women of all ages. Detailed below are some of the preventative measures running within Guernsey to help to reduce the impact of breast and cervical cancer.
Breast cancer screening
Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women. Regular self-examination can help to detect cancers early. Between the ages of 50 to 75, women in Guernsey are invited to have a mammogram every 2 years.
Please click on the link below for information on breast cancer screening in Guernsey
Cervical cancer screening
Cervical cancer is linked to the human papilloma virus. In Guernsey, all women who are between the ages of 25 and 65 and have been sexually active are advised to have a cervical smear.
Please click on the links below for further information:
Long acting reversible contraception (LARC)
An increasingly popular form of contraception for women is the use of long acting reversible contraception (LARC). These fall into three main categories: coils or intrauterine contraceptive (IUC), the contraceptive implant (Nexplanon) and the contraceptive injection (Depoprovera and Sayana Press). There are two types of coils: the hormonal (Mirena) coil and the non-hormonal (copper) coil.
Please click on the links below for information about these and on the links to videos and websites that will help you understand what to expect from these methods of contraception.
Needless to say, all of the doctors listed below will be more than happy to discuss your options with you.
- Information about intrauterine contraceptive
- Advice before a contraceptive implant fitting
- Mirena coil information sheet and consent form
- Copper coil information sheet and consent form
- Contraceptive implant (Nexplanon) information sheet and consent form
- Depoprovera injection information sheet and consent form
- Coil fitting
- Implant fitting
- Family Planning Association leaflets
- Choices clinic
- Orchard centre
- NHS website
The following clinicians have a special interest in Women’s Health:
Dr Caroline Yates
MB BS BSc (Hons) MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH LoC IUT LoC SDI
Specialist interest: All aspects of women’s health, family planning, sexual health.
Dr Petra du Plessis
MB ChB DFSRH MRCGP LoC IUT LoC SDI
Special interest: All aspects of women’s health, family planning, sexual health and mental health and wellbeing.
Dr Ruth Swainston
MB ChB DCH DRCOG MRCGP
Special interest: Children and women’s health, as well as palliative care and Occupational Health.
Dr Marta Vila Mola
LM esp MFyC
Special interest: Women’s health and has experience in the management of complex conditions.