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.
  • If you are over 18 and have an Oxfordshire postcode you can order a free chlamydia home testing kit

    https://www.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk/chlamydia-screening/

  • If you are under 18 or don’t live in Oxfordshire please visit you local GUM/sexual health clinic or school/college nurse.

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.