This locally commissioned service (LCS) supports the provision, fitting, checking, monitoring and removal of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD/IUS) within primary care.
The service has the following objectives:
- Provide an accessible IUD/IUS insertion and removal service in general practice as part of a range of contraception choices for women.
- Raise awareness of the benefits of IUD/IUS by providing high quality advice, support and information on the full range of contraception methods to all women seeking contraception, and particularly to women aged under 25.
- Provide information on sexual health promotion to women of all ages and particularly to women aged under 25.
- Provide an accessible and timely post-coital fitting for emergency contraception.
- Provide accessible treatment for the management of menorrhagia.
- Ensure that all women aged 15-24 who receive this service also receive a chlamydia screen (referral where appropriate).
- Ensure that all women are assessed for risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV (referral where appropriate).