COVID regulations are changing, however physical distancing and face coverings are still required at health care settings across Scotland. This restricts the number of patients we can have in our clinics at any one time. In addition our staffing levels are being affected by COVID. As restrictions for the service ease and staffing levels return to normal we hope to increase the number of implant appointments available.
All of our implant appointments are available to book online this generally works well and suits most of our patients. We do acknowledge however that the number of appointments we have currently can outstrip the number of patients looking for an appointment.
This means that once we have added a clinic the appointments get booked up very quickly. Appointments are generally added on a weekly basis when we can see what our staffing levels are. This is to avoid patients booking appointments that then have to be cancelled as had been happening, which is very frustrating for patients and staff. We recommend checking as often as you are able to look for an available appointment.
What is the Contraceptive Implant?
The contraceptive implant is a thin rod that is inserted under the skin of your upper arm. It's inserted by a specially trained specialist. Once the implant is fitted, you do not have to think about it each day or each time you have sex.
The contraceptive implant is a very effective (5 in 10,000 failure rate) reversible method of contraception, which can last for 3 years.
The implant contains a hormone called progestogen, which is slowly realised into your body. This stops your ovary from releasing an egg (ovulating), thickens the cervical mucus and thins the womb lining. This makes it harder for sperm to move through your cervix, and less likely for your womb to accept a fertilised egg.
More information about the Implant, who can use it and how it works.
You can book appointments online with Sandyford for all contraceptive options including Implants.
Please try to book an appointment online in the first instance. If you are having any issues with our online booking system, please phone 0141 211 8130.
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