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New Stafford Sexual Health Clinic For All

Wed 31 Aug 2016

Stafford’s new dedicated Genitourinary Medicine service will be open from Monday 5 September following relocation from the town’s County Hospital.

The new dedicated service, which will be delivered by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the county council . The Clinic will open to all at 2pm at its new home at the Civic Centre following just three months of building works to offer a more modern and fit for purpose centre.

The new central location will now provide access to emergency contraception, Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening and treatment and advice and referrals from an on-site health specialist alongside Contraception and Sexual Health (CASH) support that was already available at the Civic Centre. 

Existing medical services including podiatry and dentistry will also continue to be available at the centre.

The move is part of the county council’s approach to reshaping services to improve the county’s sexual health by making sexual health services more accessible and speeding up how quickly people get the help they need.  The new dedicated service, which will continue to be delivered by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) who have recently received a ‘Good’ rating following a CQC inspection and is the only organisation in the West Midlands to achieve ‘Good’ in all 5 themes: Safe, Effective, Caring, Well-led, Responsive.

The GUM Service was also judged overall as good with the Inspectors reporting that “staff had a very inclusive approach to services. They displayed a caring and supportive attitude when dealing with patients and their carer’s. Patients could not speak highly enough of the staff that they had encountered”.

Although the last day of service at County Hospital is on 31 August, people will be able to access the sexual health service as follows:-

  • Wednesday 31 August – Stafford (Closed) – Cannock 14.00-19.00
  • Thursday 1 September – Cannock 09.00-13.30 – Stafford (Closed)
  • Friday 2 September – Cannock 09.00-13.30 – Stafford (Closed)
  • Monday 5 September – Cannock 09.00 – 12.00 - Stafford 14.00 - 19.00

People can also access emergency contraception and advice at the following pharmacies in Stafford. Please contact the pharmacy prior to attendance to ensure a qualified member of staff is available.

Asda Pharmacy

Asda Superstore, Queensway, Stafford, ST16 3TA

01785 782000

Birchill & Watson

16 High Street, Stone, ST15 8AW

01785 812597

Birchill & Watson

46 Eccleshall Road, Walton, Stone, ST15 0HN

01785 812059

Boots

10-14 Market Square, Stafford, ST16 2BD

01785 251208

Boots

Queens Retail Park, Silkmore Lane, Stafford, ST17 4SU

01785 245736

Boots

18-22 High Street, Stone, ST15 8AW

01785 813277

Cornwell's Beaconside

Beaconside Health Centre, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0BF

01785 247361

Cornwell's Holmcroft

Holmcroft Road, Stafford, ST16 1JG

01785 250151

Cornwell's Weeping Cross

51-53 Bodmin Avenue, Weeping Cross, ST17 0EF

01785 661765

Eccleshall Pharmacy

8 High Street, Eccleshall, ST21 6BZ

01785 850057

Gnosall Pharmacy

Brookhouse Road, Gnosall, ST20 0GP

01785 822228

Haywood Pharmacy

3 Trent Close, Great Haywood, ST18 0SS

01889 881180

Lloyds Pharmacy

9-10 Burton Square, Rising Brook, ST17 9LT

01785 257820

Lloyds Pharmacy

Mill Bank, Stafford ST16 2AG

01785 225851

Sainsbury's Pharmacy

Chell Road, Stafford, ST16 2TF

01785 225711

Stafford Health & Wellbeing Pharmacy

Whitgreave Court, Stafford, ST16 3EB

01785 252541

Superdrug Pharmacy

18 Greengate Street, Stafford, ST16 2HS

01785 259101

The Co-Operative Pharmacy

Castlefields Pharmacy, Newport Road, Stafford, ST16 1BS

01785 225434

The Co-Operative Pharmacy

128 West Way, Highfields, ST17 9YF

01785 258924

The Co-Operative Pharmacy

Burton Square, Rising Brook, ST17 9LT

01785 242689

Weston Road Pharmacy

65 Weston Road, Stafford, , ST16 3RL

01785 248888

Wildwood Pharmacy

Co-operative Centre, Cannock Rd, Wildwood, ST17 4RA

01785 661668