We provide a wide range of contraceptive options.
If you would like to discuss, start or continue contraception then please book a telephone appointment.
The Family Planning Association has a useful website where you can read about different options https://sexwise.fpa.org.uk/contraception.
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 contact reception, you will be booked into a double appointment with Dr Blackmore or Dr McNabb.
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:
- Book a telephone appointment with Dr Blackmore or Dr McNabb, this will give you the opportunity to discuss your options further;
- 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 usually on Wednesday afternoon or Friday 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. 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 10 minute consultation with a GP. Please arrange a telephone appointment initially and a time for you to come in can then be arranged.
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.