Observatory Medical Practice

Jericho Health Centre, New Radcliffe House, Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6NW

Contraception

Our Practice Nurses and GPs are fully trained in providing contraception and family planning advice.
Please book an appointment to discuss the options available to you:

Oral Contraceptive Pill

  • See the GP for the first appointment and then see the Practice Nurse for repeats.
  • Make sure you allow enough time for your appointment and to collect your prescription.

Routine Contraceptive Pill Check

  • If you are attending for your routine contraceptive pill check, there’s no need to see the GP.
  • Please book in with one of our Practice Nurses, Angela or Caroline, for this check.

Contraceptive Injection

  • See the GP for the first injection
  • Given at three monthly intervals thereafter by the Practice Nurse.

Coil

  • See Dr Walker or Dr Luckhurst initially to discuss the coil and have some preliminary tests.
  • The second appointment should be a joint appointment with Dr Walker or Dr Luckhurst and the Health Care Assistant to have the coil fitted.

Emergency Contraception – the ‘Morning After’ Pill

  • An appointment is needed with the Practice Nurse or GP as soon as possible within 72 hours of risk.
  • It is best to let reception know if this is what you require so that they can fit you in urgently.

Implanon

  • Doctor Walker is trained to insert Implanons.
  • Implanon is a long-acting, reversible contraceptive.  It is a small rod inserted just under the skin of the upper arm that releases a small amount of progesterone daily.
  • It can be left in place and is effective contraception for up to three years.
  • For further information click here or contact the surgery for an initial consultation with Dr. Walker.

Chlamydia Screening

  • Chlamydia is an asymptomatic sexually transmitted disease effecting both men and women.
  • It can lead to infertility, inflammation and pain.
  • Self-testing kits are now available at the surgery for 17 to 24 year olds.
  • Please ask your GP, the Practice Nurse or at reception for a kit if you would like to test yourself for this.

Family Planning Association ( links to booklets and downloads )

There are other contraceptive options available other than those listed here and the GPs/Nurses will be happy to discuss them with you. Please make an appointment.