If you need contraception, we are happy to discuss the options available and help you choose the best method for you. We provide a full range of contraceptive services from pills, injections, implants and coils.
To find out more about the different methods of contraception go to www.fpa.org.uk
The emergency contraceptive pill is available if you have had unprotected sex or your chosen method of contraception fails. You can take it up to 72 hours after having unprotected sex but it is most effective if you take it in the first 24 hours after having sex. Please ask the receptionist for an emergency appointment. We will always see you if we know it is for emergency contraception. Alternatively, you can ask to speak to a doctor or nurse by telephone as in many cases we can prescribe this without needing a face to face consultation.
At the weekends the emergency contraceptive pill is available from the NHS Walk in Centre, located at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, open 8am to 8pm. No appointment is needed. You can also phone the surgery telephone number which will put you through to the Sheffield GP Collaborative and a doctor will phone you back.
If more than 72 hours but less than 5 days have elapsed since the episode of unprotected sex then an emergency coil can be fitted. This service is only available at the Family Planning Clinic Tel 0114 271 6816.
Condom Distribution Scheme
We offer all patients a pack of 20 condoms every month free of charge. To register for the scheme and receive your first pack, please complete a form at Reception. No appointment is necessary unless you want to see the nurse for advice.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Our nurses and doctors are able to offer advice, confidential testing and treatment for all sexually transmitted diseases.
To find out more about these click on www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/27001148/
We offer free do-it-yourself test kits to all patients under 25. These kits are available at reception. No appointment is necessary unless you want to see the nurse for advice.
It is recommended that women between the ages of 24 and 49 have a cervical smear every 3 years and between the ages of 50 and 64 every 5 years. Sheffield Health Authority will send you a reminder when your smear is due. You can make an appointment for this with one of our nurses at any time, except Friday afternoons. Smear results may take four to six weeks and will come to you by post.