Choosing NHS or bpas self funded treatment
Some women choose bpas because they prefer the idea of a specialist clinic with staff who have chosen to work in abortion care. These women may prefer not to involve their GP or NHS family planning service. You can contact bpas and make an appointment for private treatment without delay, with no need to visit your local GP first.
Can I have an NHS funded abortion, carried out by bpas?
Contacting the NHS
Your doctor will normally refer you for a consultation appointment at a local hospital or a specialist clinic to confirm the stage of your pregnancy, talk about the different treatment options and arrange an appointment for an abortion.
How much will I have to pay?
How long will I have to wait?
What if my doctor won't help?
The General Medical Council, the national body responsible for GPs, has made it clear that doctors are obliged to make sure that their 'personal beliefs' do not prejudice patient care. If you feel your doctor has not managed your abortion request appropriately, you should inform the local Primary Care Trust (PCT). For more details of NHS services, including PCTs, click here.