As a practice we recognize that the needs of teenagers and young adults may differ from older patients. We are always approachable and you can be sure that anything you discuss with us is absolutely confidential and will not be discussed with anyone else without your permission whatever your age. Even the fact that you have made an appointment will not be revealed by anyone.
"Morning After" Pill
If you have had unprotected intercourse then please see the doctor or nurse early, the morning after pill can be taken up to 72 hours after sex and is very effective in preventing pregnancy. Please don't leave it to chance! We will always be able to see you if we know it's for the morning after pill, so please let us know if your need is urgent. In suitable patients a coil can be fitted up to day 19 of the cycle after unprotected sex.
You can also obtain free emergency contraception from:-
"The Space" on the Spot, Monday to Thursday, 12pm-5pm. Friday, 11am-4pm. Saturday, 11am-2pm. Tel 364445.
Walkin Centre (Back of Derbyshire Royal Infirmary), 8am-7.30pm 7 days a week. Tel 224700 or 224710.
You can also obtain the morning after pill without prescription from the following pharmacies, but phone first to check a pharmacist is present who is trained to dispense.
"Allestree" in Allestree, Tel 557330
"Boots" St Marks Rd, Tel 674187
"Boots" in Westfield, Tel 345886
"Boots" near Debenhams, Tel 347295
"Derwent" on North Street, Tel 346949
"lloyds" on Burton Rd, Tel 342597
"Manor" St Peter's St Derby, Tel 347926
"Markeaton" Kedleston Rd, Tel 344049
"Rowland & Co" Friargate, Tel 738445
"Superdrug" The Corn Market, Tel 207376
"Wilsons" in Borrowash, Tel 674140
"Wilsons" in Oakwood, Tel 666719
"Wilsons" on North St, Tel 346949
"Valley" in Spondon, Tel 663046
You can learn more about the morning after pill click here
You can discuss any sexual problem with either a nurse or doctor, we are happy to give guidance about safe-sex, diet, exercise, drugs, alcohol and can arrange for referral onto other health professionals if necessary. The nurses can offer slightly longer appointments than the doctor so you may have more time to discuss your concerns. You will be invited up to the surgery aged 15-16 for your school leaving booster, by all means mention any concerns you have and the nurse can arrange to see you for a full discussion.
We are able to help you choose the most appropriate method of contraception and there are leaflets that can be picked up from our leaflet racks that discuss various methods. Teenagers and young adults are usually at their most fertile time in their lives and should always use contraception to prevent pregnancy. Condoms are usually available free of charge in all 3 of our surgeries.If you want to bring along a friend or parent to give you confidence this is OK. You can make an appointment with a doctor or nurse, whoever you prefer.
Many of our patients may be troubled by acne, this can range from 1 or 2 zits to severe and scarring disease. Acne is recognized to interfere with relationships, lead to depression and reduce your success rate at interviews. There are many potent treatments available and the condition can almost always be helped. If you have tried simple over the counter treatments and are still troubled then make an appointment to see a doctor. Don't leave it too late until after scarring has occurred!
Sexually Transmitted Disease
If you think you have a problem then either make an appointment. We are able at present to offer full screening for students at Derby University. Alternatively attend the Department of Genito-Urinary Medicine at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary Tel 01332 254681. If possible they prefer you to telephone for an appointment to reduce waiting time. They are open office hours Monday to Friday except Tuesday and Friday afternoons.
Need Help With Drugs Leaflet
WOULD YOU LIKE HELP TO STOP SMOKING?
Please contact the Surgery
0844 477 3495
If you stop smoking you will:
• reduce your risk of illness, disability or death caused by cancer, heart disease and lung diseases.
• Protect the health of the people you care about by not making them breathe your secondhand smoke.
• Reduce the chances of your children suffering from asthma or glue ear.
• Improve your fertility and your chance of a healthy pregnancy and baby.
• Improve your breathing and general fitness. Enjoy the taste of food more.
Getting drunk is common at University. All of us like some fun but you may come across someone who faces life-threatening alcohol poisoning. Listed below are notes to indicate how to recognize the signs and what action to take.
Watch for these signs
- Excessive consumption; often with vomiting
- Taking other medication
- Semi-conscious or unconscious & unable to waken them
- Cold, clammy or blue skin
- Rate of breathing less than 12 times per minute, or 10 second pauses between breathes
- Vomiting whilst sleeping or passed out and not waking after vomiting
What action to take
- Never leave the person alone. It is NOT OK to let someone "sleep it off".
- If you have been drinking get a sober person to help.
- Remain calm but be ready to get immediate medical help if needed.
- Place the person on their side, check pulse and breathing periodically.
- If they breath less than 12 times in a minute or stop breathing for 10 seconds or more, call 999.
- Try to wake them if they appear to be asleep. If you cannot waken them call 999.
- Look at their skin, if cold, pale, bluish in colour or sweaty, call 999.
- If vomiting, stay with them, try to keep them sitting up, if they insist on lying down, lay them on their side with their head turned to the side. If they choke call 999.
- Do NOT give food, it may cause choking.
- If you cannot keep the person awake, position them on their side in a fetal position. Place a pillow in the small of their back to prevent them from rolling out of this position. This is important to help prevent aspiration if the person should vomit. STAY WITH THE PERSON and wake them up frequently. Just because the person is sleeping doesn’t mean that the alcohol cannot get to the brain. Alcohol levels continue to rise, causing the person to become unconscious rather than asleep. If at any time you cannot wake the person up, CALL 999.
Any person that has altered consciousness, slowed respirations, or cool, pale skin is experiencing acute alcohol intoxication (alcohol poisoning). This is a medical emergency and you MUST get help.
DO NOT …..
- Laugh, make fun of, or provoke the person
- Exercise the person
- Allow the person to drive a car or ride a bicycle
- Give the person food, liquid, or drugs to sober them up
- Give the person a cold shower; the shock of the cold could cause unconsciousness
REMEMBER: THE ONLY THING THAT CAN SOBER A DRUNK IS TIME !!!
IF IN DOUBT "BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY" – CALL 999
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