Welcome to Westside

We provide an open-access contraception and sexual health services accross many sites in inner West London. Our service include:

  • Information and advice about all methods of contraception
  • Free contraceptive supplies
  • Specialist clinics for implants and intrauterine devices
  • IUD Problem Clinic
  • Instruction in Natural Family Planning methods
  • Testing and treatments for sexually transmitted infections
  • Chlamydia screening as part of National Chlamydia Screening Programme
  • Cervical screening
  • Breast awareness support
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Pregnancy advisory and termination referral
  • Pre-abortion assessment (North Kensington & Chelsea and North Westminster)
  • Post abortion care
  • Preconception care
  • Healthy eating and dietary advice
  • Psychosexual counselling
  • Menopause clinic
  • Hospital referral (colposcopy, breast, emergency gynaecology, GUM)
  • Outreach work to schools and groups

Migrating deep implants

This question is only about device that are below the fascia.

Workshop for Ultrasound in CASH 7th June 2013 - Application


Friday 7th June 2012, 2-5pm

A workshop for those using ultrasound in clinical practice in contraception and sexual health services – an opportunity to share ideas and practices.

Chair: Paul O'Brien

Venue: Conference Room, Soho Centre for Health and Care, 1 Frith St. London


Trends in contraceptive prescribing in General Practice

I heard recently that prescriptions for many contraceptive had fallen so I have looked at the Prescription Cost Analysis from DoH for data on GP prescribing. Data are available for England from 1998 to 2010.

Most prescribing of contraceptive is done in general practice, although this applies more to the OCs and DMPA than to the other LARC methods, which require specialist training for insertion.


Westside Contraceptive Services’s Guide to the new DFSRH Course

Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare

In January 2010 the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare launched their new Diploma course. The course comprises of three stages:

  1. e-SRH - an e-learning course
  2. Course of 5 - a course of five seminars
  3. Clinical experience - clinical sessions at the Contraception & Sexual Health Clinic

Chlamydia Screening Programme partners with GPs

We are pleased to welcome all the GPs who joined the Chlamydia Screening Programme over the past year. This began with GPs in Kensington & Chelsea last autumn, followed by GPs in Westminster, then Hammersmith & Fulham GPs earlier this year.

General Practice has an important part to play in the delivery of the Screening Programme. Between 60% and 83% of young people visit their GPs every year and this is an ideal opportunity to offer Chlamydia screening.

Indeed, the majority of Programmes which achieved their target last year obtained over half of those screens from core services: general practice, community pharmacists and contraceptive services. This year we will be focussing on General Practice by offering support and regular training to help practices take every opportunity to offer screening to their patients.

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