Nurses and GPs at Gloucester Road Medical Centre are very happy to see young people, including those under 16, in confidence, on their own, to discuss any issues around contraception, relationships and sexual health. See the section on our website for more information: http://www.grmc.nhs.uk/info_form.aspx?p=2
Please see also the 4YP website: http://www.4ypbristol.co.uk/
Please click here for a comprehensive summary of contraception options.
We are a C-card registration and pick-up point. If you are under 24 and would like free condoms, please ask for an appointment with a nurse. Condoms are available to purchase from reception at cost price - £1.00 for 6 if you are 25 or over. For more information click here.
Dr Anne Mitchell, Dr Nicolette Dixon, Dr Michelle Jones and Dr Rhian Hiles are all qualified to fit and check both copper coils (IUD) and Mirena coils (IUS). Please ask for an appointment with any of them if you would like any information.
All of our GPs are able to advise you as to which contraceptive pill (combined pill or 'mini' pill) would best suit your needs. The Practice Nurses are then able to carry out your annual review.
Dr Kirsten Smith, Dr Michelle Jones, Dr Rhian Hiles and Sister Alison Wilkinson can all fit and remove contraceptive implants. If you are considering this option, please make an appointment with one of them to discuss it.
Gloucester Road Medical Centre offers contraceptive injections. Once you've seen a GP and they have prescribed an injection, please make an apointment with a Practice Nurse who can administer it for you.
Information on other methods of contraception
Male and Female sterilisation; Natural family planning
Contraceptive choices after a baby
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Gloucester Road Medical Centre operates a same-day appointment system for all doctors. All doctors working here are able to offer emergency contraceptive advice and a prescription. More information on emergency contraception can be found here.
Our practice nurses have emergency slots available on the same day, where patients requesting emergency contraception can be counselled and given the medication on-site.
Alternatively, you can speak to your local pharmacist for advice or you can contact the Sexual Health Clinic on 0117 342 6900.
Out of Hours
Patients may obtain advice by telephoning NHS 111 or by attending one of the NHS walk-in centres.
Emergency oral contraception is available to purchase over the counter from all pharmacies. Some pharmacists are able to dispense the 'morning after pill' free to patients under the age of 20.
A comprehensive list of these chemists is available from NHS 111, but our two local chemists, Soods (next door) and Ashgrove on Ashley Down Road are both able to offer this.
Packs are available at reception for both male and female chlamydia screening for anyone under 25. The results of these tests are sent to you confidentially, NOT to the practice. This is part of the national screening programme for all under 24 year olds.