Introduction

Everyone has a right to expect individualised, holistic sexual and reproductive healthcare. Patients can discuss their SRH needs with our GPs and advised where to obtain the service that is most suitable for them

Patients must be able to access timely appointments for SRH Care:

Any patient requesting the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) by telephone or in person should be offered a same-day emergency appointment with a GP. If there is no appointment available then a message should be relayed to the patient’s GP (or Duty GP) so that action can be taken.

An appointment for a consultation with a GP for advice about termination of pregnancy should be made available within a few days or self referral to The British Pregnancy Advisory Services (BPAS) on 0345 730 4030.

Routine requests for contraceptive appointments should consider expiry dates of devices and whether the patient has adequate supplies of pills to ensure continuity of contraception. Emergency requests for contraception prescriptions should be accepted.

Repeat prescriptions for the pill are provided every 3 months, and a patient should attend once a year for a Blood Pressure check.

Even though this practice does not provide all methods of contraception, we will provide appropriate information so that patients can make an informed choice and guidance as to where to access these methods eg. The Junction, 235 Holdenhurst Road, 03003031948 or Sexual Health Dorset

Various methods of contraception and how to access them:

To contact the Sexual Health Clinic please call 0300 303 1948. They have walk-in clinics and appointment only clinics to book.

Contraception Initiated Ongoing Treatment
Combined Pill GP or Sexual Health Clinic Prescribed 3 monthly by GP
Diaphragm GP or Sexual Health Clinic
Injections e.g. Depo-Provera GP or Sexual Health Clinic 13 weekly injections with Nurses
Implants Sexual Health Clinic Sexual Health Clinic
Patch Sexual Health Clinic Sexual Health Clinic
Progestogen only Pill GP or Sexual Health Clinic GP or Sexual Health Clinic
Emergency Contraception GP or Sexual Health Clinic GP or Sexual Health Clinic
IUD Sexual Health Clinic Sexual Health Clinic
Ring Sexual Health Clinic Sexual Health Clinic
Male Condoms Over The Counter (OTC) free for some groups at Family Planning Clinics