Notice to patients
We are experiencing a high demand on the service and we are sorry for your inconvenience. This is owing to staff shortages and a reduction in appointments available. The Receptionists will do their best to help you and get you seen as soon as possible. To help you (if you do not have any symptoms) you can also get a home testing kit from our website. We hope to address our staffing shortfall as soon as possible. Please look out for further information on our website.
If you have had unprotected sex, or your usual method of contraception has failed, there are now 3 methods of emergency contraception available. Visit one of our clinics to discuss your options.
There are 2 types of emergency contraception pills- one which can be taken up to 3 days after unprotected sex and the other which can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex. It is more effective the sooner you take it. For more information about emergency contraception or to find a clinic/pharmacy near you please visit the NHS choices on: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception-guide/pages/emergency-contraception.aspx
The copper coil –IUD can be fitted in a clinic up to 5 days after unprotected sex, or 5 days after ovulation
If you have had unprotected sex then you may have put yourself at risk of an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) so it’s a good idea to get tested for STI’s.