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THE WITTERINGS MEDICAL CENTRE

Opening Hours  Mon-Fri  08:00-18:30

Family Planning


Contraceptive pill

If you wish to have a repeat prescription for the contraceptive pill you do not need a doctors appointment for this.

You can book a treatment room appointment with our practice nurse up to 4-6 weeks in advance. It is important that people who are taking the pill have regular blood pressure checks.

If however you have never taken the contraceptive pill before, or wish to change your pill for whatever reason you will need a doctors appointment or an appointment with Nurse Practitioner Debbie.


Dr Michele Lacey & Debbie specialise in all  aspects of ‘family planning’.

If you wish to discuss starting a family, or different methods of contraception, such as the IUC (coil) or a contraceptive implant, it is recommended that you book an appointment with them.

You can discuss different contraception methods in a routine appointment with either of them; however any procedure that you may need especially the insertion of an IUC, will need to be booked into Dr Lacey’s family planning clinic on a Tuesday afternoon. Debbie can be a bit more flexible and can fit implants on most days, but she also has family planning sessions on a Thursday.


LARC  - Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

If you would like information on Long-Acting Reversible Contraception please Click here


Emergency Contraception

Often known as the ‘morning after pill’ can be prescribed to you by either our doctors or our nurse practitioners (Debbie or Norma)  Please be aware ‘the morning after pill’ is only effective up to 72 hours after intercourse has taken place, and the earlier you take it the less risks there is of pregnancy.

There are also other methods of emergency contraception so please seek advice.


Are you under 16 and needing contraceptive advice? Please remember all consultations are treated in the strictest of confidence no matter what age you are.More »