Sexual health

Emergency (post-coital) contraception

All of our doctors are able to assess for and prescribe emergency contraception. The effectiveness of these treatments are directly linked with how soon they are used. If you think you might require emergency contraception please contact the practice and ask for an urgent advice call from the Duty Doctor as soon as possible. The most effective method is the fitting of a copper coil (IUD) for which you will probably be directed to Abacus, but if it is agreed that oral medication ("the morning-after pill") is the preferred option we will provide a (free) prescription for this.

Contraceptive & family planning advice

We offer a comprehensive sexual health service at the practice - several of our doctors have additional qualifications in sexual and reproductive healthcare. If you are looking for advice about contraception, or perhaps pre-conception advice before trying for a baby, then we will be able to help.

In addition to offering prescriptions for contraceptive pills, patches and rings, we offer the 3-monthly injection, the contraceptive implant and intra-uterine devices ("coils") in the practice. If you would like to have a coil fitted or replaced then you will need to request an initial consultation (in person or by telephone) with Dr Henry before you can be booked in. Please note that when Dr Henry is on leave we cannot offer coil fitting, please contact Abacus at these times.

We can also offer testing for sexually-transmitted infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea via a simple urine specimen, and where appropriate arrange for HIV testing. We can arrange onward referral to the genito-urinary medicine service at the Royal Liverpool for more complicated cases.