Please book an appointment with any of the doctors to discuss starting contraception. You might consider looking at the Family Planning Association web site for detailed information regarding the various methods available. Repeat pill checks and prescriptions are carried out by all doctors and practice nurses. How often you need to see a doctor or nurse will depend on which pill you take and your own general health.
Contains oestrogen and progesterone, the types of which vary from brand to brand. Can affect blood pressure which will need regular monitoring (usually 3-12 monthly).
Only contains progesterone and doesn’t affect blood pressure in the same way as the combined pill.
The morning-after pill (“emergency contraception”) needs to be taken as soon after unprotected sexual intercourse (UPSI) to reduce the risk of an unwanted pregnancy. There are 2 types which are licensed for use up to 3-5 days after UPSI. The copper coil can also be used in this scenario. The MAP can also be purchased over the counter after discussion with a pharmacist without the need for a prescription. Please discuss with a doctor if concerned about which option is best for you or if advised by a pharmacist.
The following doctors are trained to fit the IUD (copper coil), IUS (Mirena) and the contraceptive implant.
Dr Ashlesha Dhairyawan – coils (IUD and Mirena), implant insertion and removal
Dr Sylvia Bond – coils (IUD and Mirena)
Dr Yasmin Heerah – coils (IUD and Mirena), implant insertion and removal
Coil and implant procedures are carried out in the treatment room with the assistance of a nurse. Appointments can be requested via reception.
It is important to make sure that you are not pregnant before fitting a coil or implant. Please ensure one of the following is true at the time of having the coil inserted.
It is useful to take a simple painkiller, like paracetamol or ibuprofen, before you come for a coil insertion as crampy pain during the procedure is common.
Termination of Pregnancy
If you have an unplanned pregnancy and need advice, please feel free to speak to a doctor.
If you wish you can contact the Marie Stopes Clinic yourself without a GP referral. Residents of Havering can ring 0345 300 8090 (24 hours, 7 days a week).
Marie Stopes Clinic is private family planning organisation. In Havering the NHS has arranged for you to be able to get help from them for free. They offer confidential medical and surgical termination, contraceptive advice and provision, STI screening and treatment, as well as counselling.
Locally, there is a Marie Stopes UK Romford clinic at:-
Mawney Medical Centre,
7 St Edwards Way,
Romford, RM1 3DQ.
Tel 0345300 8090 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
We generally encourage people to go one of the local sexual health clinics as per the following link. If this is not practical, then you can request advice from one our doctors.
Several of the doctors and nurses are registered to performs smear tests. The results will be posted to you directly. The Cervical Screening Programme aims to notify women of their results within 14 days although this can sometimes be longer.