Sexual Health

Who to See: All Nurses

A range of sexual health services are offered at the surgery including:

  • contraception and contraception advice
  • emergency contraception and emergency contraception advice
  • testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea and genital warts
  • testing for HIV - €“ this is offered to all new patients as part of the Registration process and new Patient Health Check.  It is not compulsory but we recommend patients have the test carried out.

We are also part of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme and offer a free Chlamydia check for anyone under the age of 25 on an annual basis, or have a new sexual partner. This is a simple urine test and we have kits available from reception so that you do not need to see a doctor or nurse if you do not wish to.

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If you need advice and support with a sexual health matter or you think you have a problem you would like to discuss, please call the surgery to make an appointment.

Sexual health services are confidential and freely available for everyone.


Insertion of contraceptive Nexplanon implant and intrauterine devices (coils) and intrauterine systems Mirena. This service is available to patients at both practices and is carried out by Dr Shimona Gayle at Sir John Kirk Close surgery. Please book a routine appointment with Dr Gayle for counselling and concerting for the procedure.

For coil removals please talk to Nurse Sandra Barry who will be happy to arrange for you to be seen for this service.

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites:


Family Planning Association: Sexual Health Advice

British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual Health Topics - NHS Choices

Videos from NHS Choices

You can't tell if someone's got an STI just by looking at them. See real people talk about using condoms. Find out more about STIs.


If you've had unprotected sex you might have a sexually transmitted infection (STI). See how to find out if you have, how it can be treated, and how it can affect your health.