FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES
Advice is provided by both doctors. The practice nurses can perform ‘pill checks’. We will give you written information on long-acting reversible contraception in accordance with Government guidelines. Coils and implants can be fitted at the local family planning clinic in Salisbury.
There are two methods of emergency contraception available – oral emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) and emergency intra-uterine device (IUD).
There are two EHC’s available, EllaOne and Levonelle 1500. Levonelle 1500 is required to be taken within 72 hours of an act of unprotected sexual intercourse (UPSI). When taken within 24hours of UPSI, it is 95% effective. This reduces to 58% efficacy at 72 hours.
EllaOne should be taken within 120 hours.
Emergency IUD needs to be fitted by the 5th day following UPSI, or by Day 19 of a 28 day menstrual cycle.
IF YOU REQUIRE EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY and arrange an appointment to be seen by any of the doctors as soon as possible. IF IT IS OUTSIDE OF NORMAL SURGERY OPENING TIMES CONTACT 111 OR SALISBURY WALK-IN CENTRE ON 01722 331191.
ALTERNATIVELY CONTACT SALISBURY FAMILY PLANNING CLINIC ON 01722 425120.
For a guide to organisations who can help with all aspects of contraception and sexual health, please click here.
We provide antenatal and postnatal care in close collaboration with our community midwives. (Midwife Clinic every other Wednesday morning 09.30 to 12.00). The doctors do not provide care for home births. There is a practice leaflet giving details about antenatal care and information for new parents. This is included in a comprehensive maternity pack we will give you at your first visit when you are pregnant.
We recommend that all women who are pregnant during the winter months have a seasonal ‘flu vaccination, and after 28 weeks of pregnancy have a booster vaccination against whooping cough.
These are fitted and replaced by Dr Hayes. Click here for more details.
Services for Women