Well Person and Family Planning

Both the Practice Nurse and the doctors are able to give you Family Planning advice.

Dr Singh is also able to fit coils (IUCDs) and holds a clinic once a week for this. Please make an appointment to see her if you would like to consider this method of contraception.

Women aged 25-49 years are recommended to have regular cervical smears at three-yearly intervals and women aged 50-64 years are recommended to have cervical smears at five-yearly intervals.

Invitations for cervical smears, reminders (if your smear is overdue) and smear test results are sent to you by the central cervical screening service. Please book an appointment with the nurse for your smear. 

A smear test is best done in the middle of your menstrual cycle (between periods), so you need to book your appointment accordingly; you are advised to only have a shower or light wash on the day of your appointment.

If you are on the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy you should attend for regular review and will be advised when to book your next appointment by the doctor or nurse.

When making an appointment for a Well-Person check, for a smear test or for family planning it would be helpful if you could inform the Receptionist so that a suitable appointment time may be allocated and the correct forms can be made ready for your appointment.

Visit the Bromley Healthcare Website for information and advice about Family Planning services in Bromley