Sexual Health Services in South Staffordshire


Sexual Health Services in South Staffordshire

Sexual health services in Staffordshire are provided by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. See a basic overview of the services offered below, or find more information at openclinic.org.uk

Sexual Health Service Newsletter

 Sexual Health Service Update – Autumn 2020

Covid-19 and Sexual Health Clinic Update:

Sexual health clinics are running a limited appointment-only service by telephone until further notice. This is a precautionary measure due to Coronavirus.

Please call 0300 124 5022 if you have a sexual health query. Phone lines may be busier than usual due to high demand for our services.

Some key points about clinics during this time include:

  • Telephone consultations can be offered for contraception and STI enquiries
  • POP may be prescribed as a contraceptive for those who meet the criteria
  • LARC use (Implants/IUCs) may be extended, following FRSH guidance
  • In urgent cases (people with acute symptoms), service users may be seen in clinic, but will need to make contact via telephone in the first instance
  • STI testing kits can be ordered online via sh24.org.uk (aged 16+ only)

Service users should call 0300 124 5022 for information and advice.

 

 

Sexual Health Services – see the information from the sexual health team this is information from before the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Integrated Sexual Health Service provides a range of sexual health services for people living in South Staffordshire.

Services provided include:

C-Card

The C-Card is a card that gives people quick and easy access to free condoms and lube from venues across Staffordshire.

 

This service is available to anyone aged 13-24 and is confidential.

If you would like more information about the C-Card, or if you would like to sign up as a C-Card registration or distribution venue, contact the Sexual Health Prevention Team on 0300 124 5022 (option 4) or email mpftprevention@nhs.net

 

Contraception

Free contraception is available at clinics in Burton-on-Trent (Branston), Tamworth and Stafford. There is also an appointment-only contraception clinic in Cannock, which is available to people aged 21 and under.

Contraception options that the sexual health service offers are:

For contraceptive procedures (for the implant/coil), service users will need a consultation first. An appointment will then be booked for the procedure.

Visit openclinic.org.uk/clinics/ clinic opening times and locations.

 

GUM services

Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) is a confidential service which deals with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV.

A range of tests for STIs, treatment and care are available free of charge to anyone who feels they need these services. GUM services are available at clinics in Burton, Stafford, and Tamworth.

More information, including clinic opening times can be found on openclinic.org.uk

 

SH:24 Online Testing

We offer free at-home STI testing kits which can be ordered online via SH:24 at www.sh24.org.uk

After taking a short questionnaire, SH:24 will recommend tests for the service user based on their answers given. Tests for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV can be provided.

The kit comes with instructions on how to take the test(s), as well as information about results.

Please promote SH:24 testing kits at your venues. If you would like a poster or screensaver to promote these kits, email mpftprevention@nhs.net

 

Psychosexual service

Residents of South Staffordshire can all access Psychosexual Therapy/Medicine from sexual health services in two locations Stafford and Tamworth.

 

The Psychosexual Service provides treatment and therapy for individuals or couples who experience difficulty with sex or intimacy including complex cases.

 

Some common difficulties which Psychosexual Therapy/Medicine can help to resolve include:

  • Loss of interest or desire with intimacy or sex
  • Inability to reach an orgasm
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Inability to achieve or maintain an erection
  • Premature or delayed ejaculation
  • Lack of confidence

 

Referrals into this service should be via a GP or a Sexual Health Professional to refer you for psychosexual therapy.

 

Contact the sexual health team

Clinic line: 0300 124 5022

Email (C-Card and Prevention Team enquires): mpftprevention@nhs.net

Email (general enquiries): SexualHealthComms@mpft.nhs.uk

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Twitter: @OpenClinicNHS

Find out more about sexual health services in South Staffordshire, at openclinic.org.uk