STDs are common, and condoms should always be used in addition to other forms of contraception. You can have Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea without knowing it. You can have a test for these without seeing the Doctors or Nurses at the Surgery. Just ask the receptionist for the testing kit.
Further information is available at: www.nhs.uk
The practice offers a full range of contraceptive services. We don’t hold a special clinic, but you can discuss your needs with any of the doctors who can offer contraceptive advice and emergency contraception.
Our nurses are able to perform routine pill checks and Depo contraceptive injections and our Nurse Practitioners can initiate prescriptions for either of these if you aren’t already using these methods.
Dr Kate Jenkins is our contraceptive lead for the practice and is supported by Dr Helen Pauli and and our Nurse, Liz Holmes. All are able to fit implants and contraceptive coils including the Mirena system. If you are particularly interested in either of these methods, then please make an appointment to see one of the three to discuss (this can usually be done over the telephone). The clinician will then be able to advise on a fitment appointment.
The C-Card Scheme: offers young people free condoms, sexual health and relationships advice and information.
Further information is available at: c-card.areyougettingit.com
B&NES Sexual Health Improvement Service for Young People
We provide free confidential sexual health service for young people.
This service is for young people aged 13 – 24 years, and for professionals working with young people in the Bath and North East Somerset area.
Further information is available at: www.virgincare.co.uk