Contraception

 
 

Emergency Contraception

“Morning After Pill” This is more effective the sooner it is taken after having unprotected sex.

Please contact Telephone Advice Line (weekdays from 8 to 10am). If calling after 10am, please tell the Receptionist that you need to speak to a doctor or nurse urgently that day.

Pharmacies and other clinics can also provide the emergency contraception pill. Further details can be found on: Where can I get emergency contraception?

Oral contraception/ contraception patch/ NuvaRing

Please contact Reception to book into the Contraception clinic which is run by one of our Practice nurses.

You can also book an appointment with one of our doctors or physician associate.

Contraceptive Injections

The first injection should be started by a clinician with family planning expertise. Please speak to Reception so that you can be booked an appointment with one of our clinicians who is trained in this form of contraception.

Repeat/follow-up injections that are within the time limit (12 weeks and 5 days) since the last injection can be given in any nurse appointment.

Diaphragms and Caps

Whilst we can discuss these options, unfortunately, we are not able to fit them.

You will need to attend a family planning clinic for these. Details of local clinics can be found in the local and national services.

Implants insertion or removal

Please ask Reception to arrange a consultation or a phone call with a clinician who has had implant training.

Further information on contraceptive implants.

Intra-uterine device (coils) insertions

This includes the Copper IUD and Mirena IUD.

Please ask Reception to arrange a consultation or a phone call with a clinician who has had coil training.

Further information on Intra-uterine devices.

Intra-uterine device removals

As long as your threads are present these can be removed during a routine appointment with a doctor trained in coils. If you do not want to conceive then we recommend you do not have unprotected intercourse in the week before.

Please ask Reception to arrange a consultation or a phone call with a clinician who has had training in this procedure.