Family Planning

Who to See: All Nurses

There are many different methods of contraception. To find out your options, please book an appointment with one of our practice nurses who will discuss all of the available choices with you and help you find the type that will work best for you.

We are able to offer a full range of contraceptive services to all of our patients at both Manor Place and Sir John Kirk Close including the insertion of implants and intrauterine devices. These procedures require an appointment with one of our doctors who has the appropriate training - if this seems like the best option for you then the nurse or GP will be happy to arrange this for you.

Contraception is free for most people in the UK and allows you to choose when and if you want to have a baby. The only way to help protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is to use a condom every time you have sex. Other methods of contraception prevent pregnancy but don't protect against STIs.

Should you fall pregnant we are able to offer a full range of antenatal services (link) or, should you feel unable to continue with the pregnancy all doctors and nurses in the practice are able to talk to you about your options and, should you wish, refer you for discussion of a termination of pregnancy.

For more information on abortion services in Southwark go to :

Alternatively you can contact:

  • Family Planning Association - offers advice (all ages) - 0845 310 1334
  • Marie Stopes (all ages) - 0845 300 8090 - Excellent support and advice is available online or over the phone. However please book appointments through the Southwark central booking service and not Marie Stopes, unless you are planning to pay privately for treatment.
  • Playing Safely - sex, contraception and pregnancy advice (all ages) - 0800 567 123
  • Sexwise (under 18s) - 0800 28 29 30
  • The Brook Helpline - sexual health, testing and family planning advice (under 25s) - 0800 0185023

Any conversations you have will be in confidence and any staff you talk with will respect your decision, whatever it might be.

External Websites:

Contraception explained - NHS Choices

Videos from NHS Choices

Dr Tina Peers, consultant in contraception and sexual health, explains how teenage girls can find the right type of contraception.


Teenagers say what they think about contraception and pregnancy, and experts describe how becoming pregnant or catching an STI can affect your life and your body. (Video courtesy of Making Sense of Health.)