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Women’s Health

Long acting reversible contraception

We currently are unable to insert or remove contraceptive implants (Nexplanon), or insert coils (mirena etc), if you require this please book this at   

We are able to remove coils. To arrange a coil removal please request an appointment online.

Period Delay Medication

Under new prescribing guidelines, we are unable to give medication to delay periods for religious reasons or travel under prescription (this includes travel for pilgrimages). We can also no longer provide a private prescription for this. If you would like to postpone your period, you can visit a pharmacy website such as Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy or Superdrug, have an online counselling session with a pharmacist and order the medication privately from them.


Congratulations if you have recently found out that you are pregnant. It is important to receive ante-natal care throughout your pregnancy. You can self refer for this by downloading the form and sending to the email below.

For more information about pregnancy and how to stay well click here:


Infertility is when a couple cannot get pregnant (conceive) despite having regular unprotected sex.

Around 1 in 7 couples may have difficulty conceiving.About 84% of couples will conceive naturally within a year if they have regular unprotected sex (every 2 or 3 days).For couples who have been trying to conceive for more than 3 years without success, the likelihood of getting pregnant naturally within the next year is 1 in 4, or less.

Getting help

Some people get pregnant quickly, but for others it can take longer. It's a good idea to see a GP if you have not conceived after a year of trying if you are under 35 years or 6 months for patients over the age 35.

In April 2023, NEL ICB have updated the criteria for assisted conception treatment.

They advise that:

Age: upper age limit 43 years

3 cycles for females <40. 1 cycle for Patients >=40 and <43

For same sex couples – 6 unsuccessful (self-funded cycles) of IUI, before being considered to be at risk of having an underlying problem.

BMI >=19 and <30

Both partners non smokers

Couples where one partner does not have a child or a single person who does not have a child.
Exclusions - Fertility treatment is not available following sterilisation or vasectomy

Paying the Health Surcharge does not entitle a patient to assisted conception treatment.

Please note access criteria may be different for self funding patients depending on the provider.

Cervical Screening

How to book

To book a cervical screening test please submit an online consultation, phone reception and speak to a patient navigator or use the NHS app. Please note that directly bookable smear appointments are only for cervical screenings, no other medical problems will be discussed.

  • Cervical screening (a smear test) checks the health of your cervix. The cervix is the opening to your womb from your vagina.
  • It's not a test for cancer, it's a test to help prevent cancer.
  • All women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 should be invited by letter.

How it's done

Cervical Screening

When to book

You can book an appointment as soon as you get a letter.

When you're invited
Under 25
Up to 6 months before you turn 25
25 to 49
Every 3 years
50 to 64
Every 5 years
65 or older
Only if 1 of your last 3 tests was abnormal

If you missed your last cervical screening, you do not need to wait for a letter to book an appointment.