There are so many types of contraception we should be able to find one which suits your needs.
Any of our doctors or nurses would be happy to give you information about contraception. All information is treated confidentially.
We now offer implants and coils in the surgery- please contact us for more information
(we also offer Contraceptive Pills, patches and injections)
Please remember that condoms are the only form of contraception which will protect you against Sexually Transmitted Infections.
You can get information on all your options from the NHS Choices website
The Family Planning Association also has lots of useful information on its website about all the available options.
In particular this link will allow you to download their leaflet about all methods of contraception
and this link will tell you about Sexually Transmitted Infections
We have lots of leaflets available in the surgery if you would prefer to read a paper copy of this information.
If for some reason you would prefer not to come to the surgery you can discuss contraception at:
Brook for younger people (under25) 01582 748 580
Wigmore Lane (for any age) 01582 511 040
If you are already on the contraceptive pill then you can see a nurse or doctor for a repeat prescription.
If you are on the Depo provera injections then you need to request a prescription for the injection at least a week before it is due and then make an appointment to see the nurse at the time it is due, bringing the injection with you.
The 'Morning after' pill
This pill can be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse to reduce the risk of pregnancy, but becomes less effective the later it is taken. Please make an urgent appointment with a doctor or nurse. A coil can also be inserted within 5 days of unprotected sex. If you need this service you would be referred to another clinic.