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Sexual Health

Sexual Health Clinics

For all sexual health matters you can make an appointment to see your GP or you can find a clinic near you by visiting NHS UK Find Sexual health services.

Sexual Health Clinics offer advice, treatment and testing for all sexual health problems. They are open to all and you do NOT need to be referred there by your GP.

If you visit a Sexual Health Clinic your attendance at the clinic will be kept in the strictest confidence. No information will be shared with anyone outside the sexual health department without your consent – this includes your GP, your family, other NHS departments or any other organisation.

Find out more about the sexual health services we provide and those available locally using the links below;

Contraception & Emergency Contraception

For advice about different methods of contraception, please make an appointment to see your GP.  You could also visit a local Family Planning Clinic.

Coils

A regular clinic runs on Wednesday mornings where we fit the intrauterine device (IUD) known as the coil. Your GP will need to refer you for this. We also conduct coil checks and removals at this session.

Coil thread checks can be conducted by any of our practice nurses during her regular clinics. Please telephone your usual surgery to make an appointment.

You can also attend a clinic in Hemel Hempstead to have coil fitting / removal or implants.

This service is open to all Hertfordshire registered patients and you can self refer by calling 0345 300 8090.

Implants

We also offer a contraceptive implant (Nexplanon) fitting service. Your GP will need to refer you for this.

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception can be obtained free of charge from any Family Planning Clinic or Sexual Health Clinic, and from many NHS walk-in centres.

Girls and women aged 13 to 24 can obtain the emergency contraceptive pill free of charge from many local pharmacies, including Manor Pharmacy in Radlett and Crown Pharmacy in Shenley.

The emergency pill can also be purchased from most pharmacies by anyone aged 16 or over for about £25.

Further Information

You can find out more about all the contraceptive options available to you at the Contraceptive Match website.

Family Planning Clinics

Family Planning advice and contraception can also be obtained from Community Family Planning Clinics. You do not need a referral and all services are free and confidential.

You can attend a clinic in Hemel Hempstead to have coil fitting / removal or implants.

This service is open to all Hertfordshire registered patients and you can self refer by calling 0345 300 8090. Visit MSI Reproductive Choice UK for more information.

A list of local Family Planning Clinics together with contact details and opening times can be found at NHS UK find Family planning services.

Sexual Health Clinics

For all sexual health matters you can make an appointment to see your GP or you can find a clinic near you by visiting NHS UK Find Sexual health services.

Sexual Health Clinics offer advice, treatment and testing for all sexual health problems. They are open to all and you do NOT need to be referred there by your GP.

If you visit a Sexual Health Clinic your attendance at the clinic will be kept in the strictest confidence. No information will be shared with anyone outside the sexual health department without your consent – this includes your GP, your family, other NHS departments or any other organisation.

Cervical Screening

It is recommended that all women have a cervical screening test (cervical smear test) every three years from age 25 to 49 and every five years from age 50 to 64.  The risk of developing cervical cancer can be significantly reduced by having regular screening.

Cervical screening tests are performed by our practice nurses.  You will receive an invitation letter when you are due for your next test.  When you receive this letter you should telephone your usual surgery to book an appointment with one of our nurses.

For more information about the NHS Cervical Screening Programme and the benefits of cervical screening, visit the NHS Cervical Screening Programme website.  You can also download the NHS Cervical Screening Leaflet.

Chlamydia Testing

We offer a free chlamydia test to all young adults aged between 15-24 years.

  • It’s free
  • It’s quick
  • It’s confidential

You do NOT need to see a doctor or nurse to have the test – you can take the test yourself. Simply obtain a testing kit from surgery reception.

If you want to, download and print our Chlamydia Test Card.  Hand it to a member of reception staff and they will discretely supply you with a testing kit.

Facts about Chlamydia

  • Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection
  • People who are 24 and under and sexually active are more likely to get chlamydia
  • 1 in 14 people 24 and under who are tested, have chlamydia
  • It affects both men and women
  • Most people who have chlamydia don’t know they’ve got it

If you are 24 or under and have been sexually active, it is recommended that you take a chlamydia test every year, or every time you change a sexual partner.

For more information about chlamydia, visit NHS UK facts about Chlamydia