Cervical smears are recommended at three-yearly intervals for women aged between 25 and 49 years and five-yearly intervals for women aged between 50 and 64. Results are sent out direct from the health authority.
A full range of contraceptive advice and treatment is available within the practice. Advice is given within normal surgery hours but special appointments will be made for the fitting of intra-uterine devices (coils), contraceptive implants or diaphragms. Patients not registered with the practice are able to register for family planning only, should they wish to do so. Anyone wishing to discuss contraceptive options is invited to book an appointment with their doctor.
For coil fittings/Nexplanon implants book a telephone call with either Dr Harland, Dr S Ravindra or Dr J Ravindra to discuss. You will then be put on a waiting list and the secretary will contact you when an appointment is available.
Patients requesting a six month repeat of the combined oral contraceptive pill are asked to make an appointment with our health care assistant for a pill check. Providing there are no problems they may collect their prescription when they attend the appointment.