Sexual Health & Cervical Screening
Contraception & Sexual Health
We do not currently offer a coil or implant service at Bramcote Surgery but you can register as a temporary patient at our 'Buddy Practice' at The Oaks in Beeston. They will be happy to remove and fit these contraception devices. Please call The Oaks on 0115 925 4566 to arrange an appointment.
NHS & Private Appointments for Vasectomy Service
Patients living in Nottinghamshire registered with a GP can have their surgery funded on the NHS. Anyone else wishing to have a vasectomy performed by our doctors will be required to fund their operation themselves.
- You can be referred by your general practitioner.
- You can self refer directly by phoning 01623 624137.
Dr Andrew Hopwood provides this service for patients referred to the service here at Bramcote Surgery every Tuesday.
Family Planning Options
If you’re in a relationship and need to consider your family planning options, this helpful page from the NHS gives information about all the different options available to you - www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/.
The Family Planning Association offers impartial advice about your contraceptive choices in the UK. See www.sexwise.org.uk/contraception.
If you’re under 20 and find out you’re pregnant, this NHS page is full of helpful advice - www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/support/teenage-pregnancy/.
‘Straight Talking’ support and educate on teen pregnancy and parenting. Their support page has a number of helplines run by experts in supporting young people - www.straighttalking.org/looking-for-support.
Cervical screening is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating early changes which, if left untreated, could lead to cancer of the cervix. The screening test is offered to all women aged 25-64 and is carried out by our practice nurse. You will receive a letter when your test is due. Women are invited every 3 years until the age of 50 then every 5 years until 64.
Cervical Screening Awareness
Around a quarter of cervical cancers are diagnosed through cervical screening. If you’ve not had a cervical screening in the last three years and you’re eligible, why not book yours today?
Cervical cancer survival rates are higher the earlier cancer is diagnosed. If you’re suffering from symptoms like unusual bleeding, pain/discomfort during sex or in your pelvis or lower back, or unpleasant discharge, please book an appointment to see your GP. Find out more about cervical cancer symptoms here - www.nhs.uk/