Log In
Tuesday 25th October 2016

Practices blocked from offering contraceptive services

11th June 2009

Less than half of GP practices in England are offering patients a full range of contraceptives.

The findings are based on responses from 86 primary care practices to GP newspaper, which used Freedom of Information legislation to obtain the data that revealed that many GPs are unable to offer long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) as PCTs look to restrict their use. This is despite the Department of Health looking to increase uptake of them to help cut high teenage pregnancy rates.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2016