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