Contraception and Sexual Health advice can be given by our Practice Nurses at either Humshaugh or Wark Surgery.
Other local clinics available are:
Hexham Family Planning Service
Wednesday 2.30pm – 5.00pm
Tynedale Patient Centre
tel: 01670 543131 for an appointment
Other local Drop In locations
Monday: 12.30-2.00pm Queen Elizabeth High School
Wednesday: 12.30-2.00pm Prudhoe High School
4.00-5.00pm Haltwhistle YP Drop in
(also Haltwhistle FPC 2.00pm-4.00pm)
Thursday: 12.10-1.10pm Haydon Bridge High School
12.30-2.00pm Queen Elizabeth High School
Anyone who lives or works in Northumberland can get advice about contraception, STI screening, clinic times and availability of services via this centralised local rate number:
Free Emergency Contraception in Pharmacies
The following local Pharmacies can provide free emergency contraceptives for under 19s:
48 Front Street
tel: 01661 832210
Wellway Medical Group
tel: 01670 510005
Boots the Chemist
28-30 Station Road
tel: 01670 812142
If you are pregnant and need to talk to someone about your options the Options Service provides free confidential advice and support for women aged 19 and over. Contact Northumberland Care Trust’s sexual health “Options” service on 01670 543131 for an Options appointment.
Human papilloma virus
Government immunisation programme to include routine HPV vaccination of girls aged 12 – 13 years
(The vaccine will be given by School Nurses and is not available through your GP)
HPV vaccine will be introduced for girls aged 12-13 years (school year 8) from autumn 2008, and thereafter.
A catch-up programme will start in autumn 2009 and will run for two years:
Girls aged 16 to 18 years (school years 12 and 13) will be offered the vaccine from autumn 2009,
Girls aged 15-17 years (school years 11 and 12) will be offered the vaccine from autumn 2010
By the end of this catch-up campaign all girls under 18 years of age will have been offered the HPV vaccine.
It is acknowledged that the evidence that a catch-up programme for all women aged 18 – 25 years was unlikely to be cost effective but could benefit some individual women. The Department of Health will consider this further.
Gardasil is not licensed in women over the age of 26 years and therefore should not be prescribed.
Useful website links
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