We offer a number of contraception services at the practice. You can find our more about which sort of contraception is right for you here: https://www.sexwise.org.uk/contraception
At Beckett House we run special clinics to provide Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) which offers 3 years or more of effective contraception that doesn't depend on you remembering to take or use them. These are:
A contraceptive implant (Nexplanon) is a small, flexible rod that’s placed just under the skin of your upper arm. It works for 3 years.
Please call reception to book an appointment if you would like to book for an implant, or have your implant replaced. We will book you in a special clinic and issue you a prescription for the implant. You need to collect the implant from the pharmacy and bring it with you to your appointment.
If this is the first time you are having the implant, the doctor will telephone you on an agreed day before your fitting to check it is the best option for you.
Coils / IUD / IUS
IUDs (Intrauterine devices someties called coils or copper coils) or IUSs (Interuterine systems such as Mirena) are small devices that’s put into your uterus (womb). There are different types which last from 3 to 10 years.
Please call reception to book an appointment if you would like to book for a coil fitting or replacement. We will book you in a special clinic and the doctor will call you on an agreed day before your fitting to agree which type of coil is best for you.
We need to be sure that you are not pregnant before we can fit an IUD or IUS, so you must be using a reliable method of contraception in the month before your appointment.
Contraceptive Pill / Patches
If you are starting the pill or changing pill, please book a routine GP appointment. If the pill is right for you, we will begin with a 3 month supply and then a review. After that review, if everything is going well you will recieve a 12 month supply.
If you need a repeat prescription for the pill, please book a nurse appointment for your annual review.
We offer both the combined pill and the progesterone only pill.
Contraceptive Injection / Depo-Provera Injection
The contraceptive injection can be administered by the practice nurse every 3 months.
Click HERE to take you to our Emergency Contraception information