Family Planning & Contraceptive Services
All the doctors provide confidential contraceptive and emergency contraceptive advice to patients in all age groups. We have trained doctors and nurses who can fit coils (IUCDs) and contraceptive implants. Gentlemen who wish a vasectomy can be referred to local services.
We have a family planning trained nurses who offer a comprehensive service and advice to both sexes. Nurses offer booked appointments during the day and in an evening.
The services they provide include:-
- Contraceptive Advice
- Cervical Smears
- Well Woman Checks
- Supply of Condoms
- Pregnancy Tests
- Menopause Advice
- Emergency Contraception
- Contraceptive Injections
- Contraceptive Pill
- Sexual Health Testing and Advice
Guidelines recommend all patients on the contraceptive pill attend an annual review to simplify this for patients we are setting up a new system for ordering contaceptive pill prescriptions.
If you are due for your annual review, wish to order your pill and fall into the following categories:
- Are aged 20 years or over
- You have been taking your pill for at least 9 months
- You are having no problems with your current contraception
You nolonger need to book an appointment with the nurse. Simply complete the form below (copies are available at reception if you do not have access to a printer). Either book an appointment with the HCA for your blood pressure check or use the pod in the waiting room.
Please note your contraceptive prescription will not be available until 48 hours after your BP check.
Contraceptive Pill Check List
If you are planning a pregnancy or have just tested positive, the nurses are available by appointment to provide you with advice about Folic Acid, smoking cessation, diet, exercise and alcohol during pregnancy.
After 20 weeks of pregnancy all ladies will be offered a Whooping Cough vaccination to help protect your baby from this infectious disease.
During September to March all pregnant ladies will be offered a vaccination against influenza.