All of the practice nurses or doctors can advise you about methods of contraception. You will usually need to be seen before we can prescribe contraception. The pill, mini pill and contraceptive injection are the most commonly prescribed methods.
If you would like to consider a coil fitting or contraceptive implant you will need to see Dr Salim. Not all methods are suitable for everyone, so you will need to make a first appointment to discuss your needs with her.
You can also attend the local family planning clinics. (List of places and times of local family planning clinics is at reception) where a wide range of contraceptive and well woman services are also available.
Our practice nurses can prescribe emergency contraception (the “morning-after pill”) following a telephone consultation with the patient. The morning after pill is now available at cost price at most pharmacies, in addition many local pharmacies are participating in a scheme where it is supplied free to under 19 year old’s.
The practice also participates in the local “free condom” programme and the chlamydia screening programme. Please watch out for notices about this if it would help you.