Advice on staying healthy and falling pregnancy is available on the NHS website. It can take some time to fall pregnant; please ensure you are taking a folic acid and vitamin D supplement.
Planning a pregnancy?
Antenatal Care (for pregnant women)
Newly pregnant patients can refer themselves for midwife / maternity care:
In the winter months, we recommend a flu vaccine for pregnant women. More information on this here.
You will also be offered a pertussis vaccine from 16 weeks of pregnancy. Information on this here.
All pregnant women are recommended to take folic acid and vitamin D supplements.
POst natal checkup
You can book appointments for yourself and your baby for post natal checks and baby checks usually after 6-8 weeks of delivery. We have 3 female GP's who provide this service.
If you have had unprotected sex or are worried that you have had a contraception failure please arrange an appointment with a doctor or nurse practitioner and we will see you ASAP. Many pharmacies can also offer a service to stop you falling pregnant if you think there might be a delay; these can usually be used up to 5 days after sexual intercourse.
If you have found yourself pregnant and would like advice on a possible termination, please contact either Marie Stopes or BPAS who will offer you an appointment and advice on what options might be available.
The intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is an effective method of contraception which is also known as 'the coil'. You might have heard these being referred to as the Copper Coil, Copper T or Mirena coil.
Dr Sushila Notaney performs IUCD Fitting in the practice. Please book an appointment with her.
(IUD / IUS)
We are able to test symptomatic women for thrush, bacterial vaginosis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea at the Practice. Please book an appointment with a doctor or nurse for this.
For sexual health advice otherwise, please see the sexual health website for information of local clinics and opening hours.