Coronavirus (COVID-19) essential information

Treatment is available at all gestations up to 24 weeks

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We offer abortion treatment pills-by-post for pregnancies up to 10 weeks gestation. This is only for women who live in England, Scotland, Wales and for some women in Northern Ireland.  Following a telphone consultation and all necessary checks - you can take abortion pill medications safely at home without visiting a clinic.  Even if your medication is delayed in the post by a couple of days, you should take the tablets as directed and they will still be effective, even if your pregnancy is slightly above 10 weeks' gestation.

Early medical abortion (the abortion pill) is the routine treatment option for all pregnancies up to 10 weeks' gestation providing it is suitable and safe. Don't worry if your gestation is over 10 weeks or that the abortion pill is not suitable or safe for you, we can still arrange treatment. Please don't delay contacting us about your treatment as we coninue to offer medical and surgical abortion care at up to 24 weeks' gestation. Most NHS contracts allow you to make your own appointment without first contacting your GP - we can tell you if you are eligible when you call.

Your consultation and full medical assessment takes place with a nurse or midwife over the telephone.  The nurse will discuss your options and the reasons for your decision, your medical history and your treatment options. Following this discussion we will either send your abortion pills by post or make an appointment for your treatment at one of our clinics.

We have reduced the number of times you need to visit the clinic, and the length of time you spend at clinic.

You are now allowed to bring someone with you to your appointment, but both you and your escort need to wear a mask at all times in the clinic.  If you do not have a mask then we will provide you with one.

The use of telemedicine and sending abortion pills by post was only made possible since the government agreed to change the rules in response to the COIVD-19 situation.  Previously women were always required to take the first part of their abortion pill treatment in the clinic.

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We are closely monitoring the advice from the World Health Organisation, NHS, Foreign Office and Government guidelines regarding the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

For safety, please do not attend your appointment at the clinic if: 

  • You have a NEW continuous cough
  • and or a high temperature (more than 37.8 degrees)

You will not be treated if you have these symptoms and you will be rebooked.

If your appointment with us is within your 7 day isolation period, please call us to rebook.

Visit NHS 111 online for more information and advice.

Like all other service organisations, we are providing a service with a daily reducing team. Please be assured we are doing everything possible to ensure you receive the care you need. Wait times might be longer than you expect.

Update 28/05/2020

Quarantine Exemption - Anyone arriving in the UK to attend for pre-arranged abortion treatment is exempt from quarantine. This exemption also applies to those accompanying the individual, for example, a carer. Please note that unless the client attending for treatment is aged under 18, or needs a carer, their support person is not allowed inside the clinic. See www.gov.uk for more information.

Update 22/03/2020