Contraception and Sexual Health Services
The service is totally confidential, services include:
- Sexual health information
- Various contraception methods including long acting reversible contraception (hormone implants and IUDs). However if you require general information regarding the contraceptive pill or need a pill check please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse
- Chlamydia screening
- HIV testing and screening
- Treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Please telephone the surgery number 01234 351661 for Queens Park or 01234 213300 for Honeysuckle Way or ask at reception.
Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse if you require general information, or for your regular pill check.
If you need urgent advice regarding lack of contraceptive cover please telephone the surgery and speak to a member of the reception team.
Free condoms are available to patients aged 16-24. You will need to see a nurse or doctor for an appointment first. When you have done this you can just drop in, ask at reception and you will be provided with condoms.
Chlamydia screening is available from the surgery.
Simply ask at reception for a kit. It is a completely confidential service where you can send a urine sample in the envelope provided and receive the result via your mobile phone.
Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol
Evidence shows that you are more likely to stop smoking for good if you have support.
The surgery offers smoking cessation advice. All you need to do is to make an appointment with the Health Care Assistant at our Queens Park surgery or the Practice Nurse at our Honeysuckle Way surgery. They will offer you support and advice which will be followed up 2 weekly with a 15 minute appointment. This may include nicotine replacement treatment.
Advice is also available for Bedfordshire NHS Stop Smoking Service on:
0800 013 0553 (freephone)
Visit Bedfordshire Stop Smoking
Drugs and Alcohol
If you have drug issues, there will always be a GP or nurse available to talk to.
Please make an appointment, and they can then refer you for the appropriate help.
There are many organisations who offer help:
‘Talk to Frank’ is a drug support service who an be contacted on:
Telephone: 0800 77 66 00
Textphone (for the hard of hearing): 0800 917 8765
Or go to www.talktofrank.com
FRANK can also tell you what services are available in your area.
Other Teenage Issues
There are many other issues that are of particular concern to teenagers.
Please click on the relevant links for more detailed help and advice.
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The Carers Pack
Please download and view the document below including:
- A-Z of local carers services
- Young Carers
- NHS Bedfordshire support for carers
- Benefits and allowances
- Carers rights
- Taking a break from caring
- Health and wellbeing
- Helping you as a carer
- Getting around
- Planning for an emergency
- Planning for the future
- Having your say
- Top tips by carers for carers
Read the Carers Pack.
Has your health or well-being been affected by your caring role?
If so, you may be eligible to apply for a carers grant in order to access a break from your caring responsibilities.
The grant can be used for anything that you feel will improve your health or well-being.
Young Carers Breaks
For Children and Young People 4-18 years who are helping to care for a family member.
NHS Skills and Training Grant
If you are providing substantial care without payment you may be eligible for a skills and training grant.