Welcome

There is not a dedicated phone line for advice at this clinic. As clinics are running all the time staff cannot take phone calls for discussion of problems.If you have an issue you can print off the relevant information and take it to your GP or else make a formal appointment here using the appointment number 01244 363091 between the hours of 8.30 am – 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Young people

Check out the RU Sure web site for a whole range of questions on sexual issues.

Absolute confidentiality is fundamental to the running of this service.

A set of clinic notes would have been made for you with a unique clinic number. You can be very confident that any personal information given to us will be carefully protected. At the very least, we need a date of birth, which we will match up with your own personal clinic number. These notes remain within the clinic and there are no links to the general medical record system in the rest of the hospital.

There are occasions when full name and address are needed i.e. when patients are referred to services outside of this department, principally radiology (x-ray and ultrasound scanning).

We offer:

  • Free confidential advice and treatment on sexually transmitted infections.
  • A full screening service is offered to all attenders and results are usually available after 10 days
  • Attenders seen with or without a medical referral
  • Pre and post test counselling for HIV tests is offered to all attenders HIV testing for insurance / emigration purposes
  • Results of all tests are NOT given to any third party without your permission
  • Free contraception and advice given • Free condoms • Family planning

Infections

Over recent years, there has been a rise in the number of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) in the UK. The most common STI is Chlamydia followed by genital warts.

The majority of STI’s are caused by micro-organisms such as bacteria or viruses. These infections can be passed between people whilst engaging in intimate physical contact, such as non-penetrative genital contact, sharing sex toys, oral sex and sexual intercourse.