Family Planning at Oak Tree Surgery
Oak Tree Surgery offers a full range of family planning and contraceptive services to all registered patients.
Patients aged 35 and under can drop into the Family planning Clinic that runs every Wednesday afternoon from 3.30 – 6pm. This is a drop in service – no appointment is needed. The Clinic is run by a GP and practice nurses. If it is difficult for you to attend on a Wednesday please make a routine appointment with a GP to discuss contraception. The practice nurses can also provide pill repeats and contraceptive injections, but they will not be able to deal with any new contraception or any problems you maybe experiencing.
Patients over 35 can book a routine appointment to discuss contraception with any of the GPs. Again the practice nurses can deal with long term contraception but will not be able to start any new contraception or deal with any problems.
This is provided in the form of tablets (‘morning after pills’) or by having an IUD (coil) fitted. It is important that you are seen as soon as possible after unprotected sex has occurred. This means that the treatment given is more likely to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
Please make drop in or make an appointment to see the practice nurses if you think need emergency contraception. They will then discuss the options with you. If you prefer some local pharmacies can provide emergency contraception free of charge, but please come and see us in the surgery when you can so we can arrange a more long term and reliable form of contraception.
Contraception is free for most people in the UK. With 15 methods to choose from, you'll find one that suits you.
Contraceptive methods allow you to choose when and if you want to have a baby, but they don’t protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Condoms help to protect against STIs and pregnancy, so whatever other method of contraception you're using to prevent pregnancy, use condoms as well to protect your and your partner’s health. Take a look at the following video for more information...
Methods of Contraception
There are lots of methods to choose from, so don't be put off if the first thing you use isn't quite right for you; you can try another.
You can read about each of the different methods of contraception by visiting these pages: