Self Refer to Services

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Maternity Self referral pathways

You can self refer yourself directly to the antenatal clinics at Chelsea and Westminster hospital and Imperial college without seeing a GP or nurse. When they receive your referral, they will arrange an appointment with a midwife to plan your maternity care including scans and screening tests as required. At this first ‘booking’ meeting, they will discuss all aspects of your pregnancy and childbirth and offer you a choice of the antenatal care and screening that suits you. Plans for your birth will be recorded in your notes and you can update this as you like throughout your pregnancy.

Bereavement Support

Call Helpline 0808 808 1677 cruse bereavement 

Our volunteers are trained in all types of bereavement and can help you make sense of how you’re feeling right now.

Opening hours

  • Monday: 9.30am-5pm
  • Tuesday: 9.30am-8pm
  • Wednesday: 9.30am-8pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am-8pm
  • Friday: 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday : 10am-2pm
  • Sunday: 10am-2pm

You can contact your local GP provider to refer you to the service for Cruse.

Cruse Bereavement support offers:

  • 6 weekly one to one support sessions lasting 50mintues with a trained bereavement volunteer with possibility of some further sessions. 
  • Support for children and adolescents to talk with a Volunteer following a close personal loss
  • Periodic support groups facilitated by trained volunteers.



Sexual Health

A range of sexual health services are offered at the surgery including:

Contraception and contraception advice

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

Where to get it

Contraceptive services are free and confidential, including to people under 16 as long as they are mature enough to understand the information and decisions involved. There are strict guidelines to for care professionals who work with people under 16.

You can get contraception free from:

  • most GP surgeries (talk to your GP or practice nurse),
  • community contraceptive clinics,
  • some genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics,
  • sexual health clinics (these offer contraceptive and STI testing services), and
  • some young people’s services (call 0800 567123).

Sexual Health Services

Many of these places also offer information, testing and treatment for STIs. If you’ve been exposed to the risk of pregnancy, you’re also at risk of catching an STI.

Before you make an appointment, make sure you’re as informed as possible about the contraceptive options available. People’s choice of contraception may vary over time, depending on their lifestyle and circumstances.

Contraception and Menopause

Women who have sex with men and don’t want to get pregnant need to keep on using contraception until they haven’t had a period for more than 12 months (menopause).

This is because periods can become irregular before they stop entirely, and pregnancy can still occur during this time. 

Visit the NHS website to find out more

The 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.

Visit the NHS website to find out more

To find your nearest contraception clinic you can use the NHS Service search. Enter your postcode, click ‘search’, then click ‘contraception’.

You can find out more about each type of contraception by contacting:

  • FPA: provider of information on individual methods of contraception, common sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy. 

In addition to your chosen method of contraception, you need to use condoms to prevent STIs. Always buy condoms that have the CE mark on the packet. This means that they’ve been tested to the high European safety standards. Condoms that don’t have the CE mark won’t meet these standards, so don’t use them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contraception is free on the NHS
Our doctors at the Grand Union Health Centre prescribe oral contraception and injections. They also prescribe the Nuvaring. The Nurses and Pharmacists at the practice can do pill reviews once you have been prescribed it previously. If you would like a coil or implant the doctors can point you in the right direction and refer you to appropriate services locally.

Emergency contraception and emergency contraception advice

If you’ve forgotten to take your pill, your condom split or you’ve had unprotected sex in the last 72 hours then you may need emergency contraception, and the sooner you take it the better.

Emergency contraception is available free from Contraception and Sexual Health Services, some GPs (family doctors) and most pharmacies (chemists), even if you’re under 16.

If you’ve had unprotected sex or your condom failed, it is also really important to consider your risk for sexually transmitted infections and to think about your long-term contraception needs. Please phone the surgery to book an emergency appointment.

If you miss the 72 hours it is still possible to have an emergency coil fitted up to 5 days after unprotected sex. You can have an emergency coil fitted for free at your local sexual health clinic.

Frequently asked questions

No – you can get the Morning after pill from your pharmacy without a prescription.

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