The Caversham Group Practice

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Telephone: 0207 428 5700

Contraception Services

We provide a wide range of contraceptive options.

If you would like to discuss, start or continue contraception then please book an appointment.

The Family Planning Association has a useful website where you can read about different options

If you would like to request a repeat prescription of the contraceptive pill you are currently taking and you are due a review of this medicine you can now do this online here

Contraceptive Implant Fitting

If you would like to have a Contraceptive Implant fitted or removed please book a double appointment with Dr Blackmore or Dr McNabb (and ask reception to make a note on the booking that it is for an implant).

If you would like to watch a video about the contraceptive implant, please see here.

Intrauterine Contraception Fitting

If you are interested in Intrauterine Contraception (Copper Intrauterine Device (IUD)/Coil or Intrauterine System (IUS) Mirena) you have two options:

  1. Book a telephone or face to face appointment with Dr Blackmore or Dr McNabb, this will give you the opportunity to discuss your options further;
  2. Watch this video and then contact reception to arrange for our Health Care Assistant to book you directly into a fitting appointment.

Fitting appointments are on Tuesday afternoon or Thursday mornings.

Before fitting IUC it is important to be sure you are not pregnant. Please click here for more information about this.

On the day of your appointment we recommend that you eat and take your own pain relief at home prior to your appointment. If you need to bring your child/children then you must bring someone else to look after them. Please bring some sanitary protection as you may experience some bleeding after the fitting.

Intrauterine Contraception Removal

Removal of IUD or IUS can be done in a normal 10 minute consultation with a GP. It is important, in order to avoid risk of pregnancy after removal of your device that you abstain from intercourse for 7 days prior to your appointment.

For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit If you think you may have Covid-19, please do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the NHS 111 online service at to find out what to do next. Only call 111 if you can’t get help online. For further information on Coronavirus, please see here.