Women's Health and Family Planning

Cervical smears

All women and people aged 25 to 64 with a cervix should receive a routine screening invite letter every three to five years.  Visit the NHS website here>> for more information about cervical screening and why it's important. 

If you missed your last cervical screening, you do not need to wait for a letter to book an appointment. Please contact us to make an appointment with a member of our Nursing or Health Care team.

Breast screening

All women who have reached the age of 50 are offered a breast screening service every three years until the age of 65.  You will have a simple screening x-ray called a mammogram.  Leaflets on breast examination are available at the surgery.  Please make an immediate appointment to see your GP is you discover any breast lump.

a woman getting a mammogram

Family Planning

Contraception services are free and confidential, including to people under 16 as long as they are mature enought to understand the information and decisions involved.  For advice on contraception, including emergency contraception, please contact us and ask to speak to nurse or doctor. 

Sexual Health Dorset also provides free services from its Bridport clinic.

Alternatively, emergency contraception is normally available at the following local pharmacies:

Boots Pharmacy
45 Broad St
Lyme Regis
Telephone: 01297442026

Lloyds Pharmacy
Uplyme Rd
Lyme Regis
Telephone: 01297 442981

You can get impartial help and advice from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. If you have decided to terminate your pregnancy, you can refer yourself by calling 0300 456 2217 to book an appointment.