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Blood tests now available
Monday & Thursdays 08:15 to 10:45. Book your appointment at reception

Budgets
Patients are quite rightly getting more and more frustrated at not getting what they want, when they want it! Please be assured that we are your advocates and we act in your best interests. But we do have to prescribe cost-effectively, and refer for medical reasons when we can't manage your problem, not simply for your peace of mind. You will not find a GP practice these days which will oblige your every wish without discussion!

Photo ID you may be asked for a photo for our records. This reduces problems where patients are mistaken for each other when they consult another GP within the practice. 

 

FAMILY PLANNING contraception

pregnant Contraceptive Advice  is available from all the doctors.  There are a number of methods  of family planning to suit all women.  We would be especially sensitive to the needs of young people, particularly confidentiality.   Emergency contraception “morning after pill” is best taken as soon as possible after having unprotected sex, In this practice, everybody can be seen the same morning, but if you are at work and cannot get here, please call to speak to a doctor on the telephone, or for 13-25y olds try certain chemists 

THE PILL HAS HAS TOO HIGH A FAILURE RATE  TO BE A SENSIBLE CHOICE FOR WOMEN NOT PLANNING ANOTHER CHILD IN THEN NEXT YEAR.

If you are taking the oral contraceptive pill, please remember to ensure you have your blood pressure checked by nurse every six months or ask a participating chemist to check it and let us know the result on your request slip. 
If you work, do visit one of the local Family Planning Clinics   They will also be able to fit coils which we cannot currently do for you, and run a HRT and Well Woman service.  Menstrual Reminders!

Unwanted Pregnancies
All the doctors find it very hard to deal with the situation where a woman falls pregnant, despite sensible contraception. We find it even harder when the woman has not taken up the offer of Long Acting Contraception, such as coils, implants, depo. 
We are a Christian practice and Abortion is against our principles.
We will however support the difficult decision of the individual woman who bears the responsibility of her choice, because an unwanted pregnancy may mean an unwanted child. 
Any women in such trouble should come and see their own GP as soon as possible (Dr Cockbain's patients should see another GP here) for a balanced discussion on what their options are.
A useful site is MarieStopes to get information on Early Medical Abortion, . BPAS.
Private companies will be advertising for your abortion. Advertising works! Look at what you're wearing. You have a choice, but that choice starts with using sensible effective contraception.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE   

If you are experiencing, or know someone that is a victim of domestic abuse, call 0808 2000 247 or visit www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk

 

SEXUAL HEALTH

The Genitourology (GU) clinic at St Helier Hospital can be contacted on 02082962543/2505

Their opening hours are as follows:

Monday (walk in) 9am-11:15am (appointment only) 2pm-4pm

Tuesday (walk in) 9am-11:15am (appointment only) 4pm-6pm

Wednesday (walk in) 9am-11:15am (under 19's walk in) 3pm-5:30pm

Thursday (walk in) 9am-11:15am (appointment only) 2pm-4pm

Friday (walk in) 9am-11:15am

Sexual health clinics at Green Wrythe Lane and the Jubillee Health Centre can be contacted on the following number:

Green Wrythe Lane - 02085442016

Monday-Thursday (walk in)  1pm-7:30pm

Friday (walk in) 9am-4:30pm

Jubilee Health Centre - 02034585161

Tuesday (appointment only) 9:30am-4:30pm

Chlamydia Screening our nurses offer this free service. We are a screening centre. Make an appointment and you'll simply be asked to produce a sample of urine, which we post off for you. FAQs  more...

 

THE MENOPAUSE

An increasing number of ladies in their 40's are suffering in silence with urinary incontinence, especially after child birth and weight increase. Please come and see GP for examination. Exercises with Aquaflex cones can prevent as well as treat the common condition.

For more information about coping with the menopause, click here

SMEARS
These should be done every 3yrs from age 25y.
if sexual activity started early, do discuss with doctor if you wish to have a smear before 25yrs age. For more information, click here

Please book appointment with nurse. If you prefer, you can book with family planning clinics, see above.
If all smears have been normal, there is no need to have further smears beyond age 60yrs age.

FERTILITY how do I know if I have a problem?

Take this fertility test, that will give you advice on what to do next

 


 
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