Contraception including IUD insertions

Please speak to the doctor or see the practice nurse by appointment, to discuss the best options for you.

Oral contraceptive Pill check section

If you would like to request a repeat prescription of the contraceptive pill you are currently taking and you are due a review of this medicine, then please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

When you are taking the oral contraceptive pill, you need to have a review (including blood pressure and weight) at least every 12 months. You may be due a review sooner if you have recently started or changed your contraceptive pill.

If you are interested in finding out about Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) please read the information available via this link. If you would like to discuss the option of LARC further with a clinician, please request a telephone call.

The information will be sent to the practice team and your request will be processed within 48 hours.

Non-urgent advice: Contraceptive Implant

Please watch this video about the contraceptive implant.

If you would like to have a Contraceptive Implant fitted or removed please fill in the online form at the bottom of this page.

Intrauterine Contraception (coil) Fitting

Preparing For the Insertion of an Intrauterine Device (Copper IUD) or an Intrauterine System (IUS)

We are keen to make your clinic visit as straightforward and streamlined as possible.  It is important that you have done the following:

Contraception before IUC fitting

The timing of your insertion depends on what contraception you are currently using.

Before fitting IUC it is important to be sure you are not pregnant.

  • If you are currently using a hormonal method(combined contraceptive pill, progesterone-only pill, patch, contraceptive injection or implant), or have used condoms carefully and correctly at all times since a normal menstrual period the IUD or IUS can be fitted at any convenient time as long as you are not bleeding heavily.
  • If you are currently having unprotected sex, using a diaphragm, natural methods or have a time expired IUD or IUS you have two alternatives:
  1. Between the first day of your period and the day of your fitting you use condoms carefully and correctly or abstain altogether from sexual intercourse. If your periods are irregular or you have a time expired IUS you will need to use condoms or abstain for 3 weeks prior to the day of fitting.
  2. You arrange to use a more reliable form of contraception for a short time. Suitable methods are the combined oral contraceptive pill, the progesterone only pill, the patch or the contraceptive injection. Please ask for a telephone consultation with a health care professional.
  • If you are having a non-expired IUD/IUS removed and a new one fitted, this can be done on any day except a day of heavy bleeding. We recommend that you use condoms or abstain from sexual intercourse for 7 days before the fitting. This is to ensure that you are not at risk of pregnancy if it is not possible to fit a new device after the original one is removed.

On the day of your appointment, we recommend that you eat and take your own pain relief at home at least one hour prior to your appointment. 

Please bring some sanitary protection as you may experience some bleeding after the fitting.

  • Completed the Contraceptive implant fitting form.

Non-urgent advice: Intrauterine Contraception Removal

Removal of IUD or IUS can be done in a 10 minute face to face consultation with a health care professional.

It is important, in order to avoid risk of pregnancy after removal of your device that you abstain from intercourse for 7 days prior to your appointment.