We offer advice on all types of contraception Urgent appointments are always available for emergency contraception. The “morning after” pill can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected intercourse, but is much more effective in the first 24 hours. We can refer you to other teams who can fit coils, implants or carry out vasectomies.
Invitations will be sent to women due a smear. We leave it to you to make an appointment at any time when you are not on your period. The new liquid based cytology technique does not require mid-cycle timing. All smear results are sent by post as soon as they are available.
Our simple questionnaire will enable you to obtain useful advice and protection. Please complete this and arrange a nurse appointment 6 weeks before travelling. Please refer to the travel vaccinations tab above.
Many conditions get better on their own and can be treated successfully at home. The pharmacist may be able to help you with these and advise about medicines you can buy over the counter. We also have a very useful booklet on minor illnesses which is available on request.