Sexual Health

Difficulty accessing services in inner city areas

Some people we interviewed who moved to an inner city area had trouble trying to register with a GP and access family planning services. NHS Choices can be useful in getting information about available local services, but GP lists may be full and walk-in family planning clinics can be over-stretched. One woman described how she 'almost' managed to register with a GP.

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One woman said the walk-in system was not as efficient as it should be, and the doctors she saw seemed very young and inexperienced. Some walk-in family planning clinics were only open once a week at lunchtime so people had to be there at least half an hour earlier to guarantee being seen.

Another thought that the doctors were very good but said that it's very time consuming and pointed out that 'it is very difficult to be responsible without any help'

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Last reviewed January 2016.

Last updated January 2016.

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