Women’s Health & Contraception

Cervical Smear Tests

All ladies aged 25 years and over should attend for routine smear tests. This is a very important test to have as it may allow for the detection of problems within the cervix which do not cause any symptoms, but if left untreated could become cancerous.

The practice operates a call and recall service for women aged 25-65. They will be sent an invitation to have a smear every three years for ages 25-50 and every five years for ages 50-65. Please tell the receptionist if you are coming for a smear so that enough time can be given.


Sexual Health And Contraceptive Services

These services are tailored to all ages, genders and sexual preferences. We aim to provide a free, confidential and holistic approach to sexual health and contraceptive needs.

We offer:

Sexual health check including screening for sexually transmitted infections and HIV testing
Confidential contraceptive advice and supply
Health promotion, pregnancy testing and services including referral for termination of pregnancy
Confidential support and advice for the under 16s
Chlamydia screening for 15-25 year olds via the b-sure programme

Clinics are held on Mondays with pre booked GP appointments between 4.00 and 6.00pm and nurse “drop-in” from 4.00 to 6.00pm.

If you are requiring any of the above services , please mention this to the receptionist so that they can book you in with the Doctors or Nurses who have specific expertise in this area.

Pregnancy Counselling & Termination of Pregnancy Requests

As we are situated in Pendle , some of our patients chose to attend Airedale Hospital for particular services. Pregnancy Counselling services are available at both Airedale and East Lancs Hospitals.

The Marie Stopes UK Airedale clinic is located within the Airedale General Hospital. (click this link for more info )

Telephone: 0345 300 8090 (24 hrs)

Aftercare support: 0345 122 1441 (24 hrs)

Email: services@mariestopes.org.uk

Opening Hours

Wednesday 08:30 – 16:30

Friday 08:30 – 16:30

Please note treatment times may occasionally differ from opening times. Call us anytime if you need clarification – 0345 300 8090 (24 hrs).

NHS Abortion treatment in Airedale, West Yorkshire is free if you have an NHS number.

Patients  can call them  direct to arrange treatment on 0345 300 8090 (24 hrs) providing you are registered with an NHS GP.

They provide assessment, ultrasound scan and medical termination. For surgical Termination of Pregnancy  they refer on to Leeds Hospitals.

East Lancs Hospitals Trust also provide a good Pregnancy Counselling service – this is available via referral from your GP.