We have two lead GPs in Family Planning, who are Dr Catherine Joslin and Dr Alison Corney.
All the nurses are available to provide confidential and comprehensive advice on all forms of contraception. Routine checks/repeat prescriptions are carried out by our Practice Nurses. Julie has a family planning clinic on a Monday afternoon and Michelle has a clinic on a Thursday afternoon.
IUD or IUS (Coil) fittings are by arrangement only by the triage nurse. Therefore please contact the surgery Monday-Friday between 8-11am
St Lawrence Surgery can accept referrals from other practices. These referrals can be via their own GP or by self-referral.
St Lawrence Surgery are currently offering this service to Cornerways Surgery patients, but can widen this to any practice within Worthing.
Contraception is free for most people in the UK. With 15 methods to choose from, you’ll find one that suits you.
Contraceptive methods allow you to choose when and if you want to have a baby, but they don’t protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Condoms help to protect against STIs and pregnancy, so whatever other method of contraception you’re using to prevent pregnancy, use condoms as well to protect your and your partner’s health.
The methods of contraception
There are lots of methods to choose from, so don’t be put off if the first thing you use isn’t quite right for you; you can try another. You can read about each of the different methods of contraception by visiting these pages:
Diaphragms and caps
Intrauterine device (IUD)
Intrauterine system (IUS)
Natural family planning