Sexual Health & Contraception
Did you know that we offer a wide range of contraceptive services including coils, Mirena and Implanon as well as the contraceptive pill, patches and injection (Depot Provera). The long acting reversible methods, (coils, Mirena and Implanon), can be very convenient as they are extremely effective, lasting for three or more years but are quickly reversible. For more information, contact the surgery.
For more advice on Contraception go to: Contraceptive Match Where you can learn about all the different forms of contraceptive options and find out which might be the right match for you.
Patients are initially seen by the doctor. Subsequent care is shared between the midwife and the doctor. Antenatal Clinics are held by the Community midwife.
A cervical smear is recommended every 3 years for women ages 25-49, and every 5years for women ages 50-64 who have ever been sexually active. Please make an appointment with a practice nurse or, if you prefer, with one of the doctors.
For more information, click on the link below:
Jo's Trust - Cervical Smears Information
Information for people who find it difficult to attend cervical screening (a smear test).
This is now being offered to teenage girls between 12 and 18yrs. Click here for the 'NHS Immunisation Schedule' for further information and advice.
24 yrs & Under Sexual Health Screening
Sexual health screening is available to patients aged 14-24 yrs who have no signs of infection. Common sexually transmitted infections can be screened for without the need for an examination. For further information or to make an appointment, telephone the surgery.
Young People & Sexual Health
Staff have been fully trained in providing this sensitive service to young people and we were the first practice in Nottingham to be accredited the 'Young Person Friendly' status by Nottingham City Council. Teenagers are welcome at the surgery where we offer a friendly and strictly confidential service, including sexual health advice and sexual health screening. Common sexually transmitted infections can be screened for without the need for an examination.
All patients, including those under 16 maybe seen by a doctor or nurse either alone, with a friend or you may request a chaperone. Every consultation with be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
Why do I need to use condoms?
Condoms should be used for vaginal, anal and oral sex to protect against, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Genital Warts, Genital Herpes, and HIV amongst others, and to prevent unintended pregnancies. STIs are much more common than you may think and often there are no symptoms.
Where do I go if I think I have got an STI?
- The Nottingham City Hospital GUM Dept Clinic for full sexual health screening:
Appointments - 0115 962 7744
- This service is available to everyone at:
- Gate 2, Hucknall Road
Nottingham NG5 1PB
- Contraception and Sexual Health at Victoria Health Centre, for Chlamydia testing and advice, - Tel: 0115 950 9151
- The Health Shop, for advice and support, Tel: 0115 947 5414
- NHS Direct for your nearest sexual health clinic, Tel: 0845 46 47
- National AIDS Helpline Tel: 0800 567 123 ....For advice about services and clinics.
Where do I go for emergency contraception?
- Victoria Health Centre, for contraception and sexual health, Tel: 0115 950 9151
- Nottingham Walk-in Centre is open every day including weekends and bank holidays between 7am and 9pm. Seaton House, London Road, Nottingham NG2 4LA Tel: 0115 883 8500
- Your GP
When will I be invited for Breast Screening?
- Women are sent their initial breast screening invitations sometime between their 50th and before their 53rd birthday, and are then seen every 3 years.
FOR A FULL AND COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE ON: contraception, pregnancy, and STIs, please visit the FPA, Family Planning Association website.