Sexual health services in Cheadle and Kidsgrove transferring to nearby clinics

Sexual health services in Cheadle and Kidsgrove transferring to nearby clinics
07 December 2016

Sexual health services provided by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust in Cheadle and Kidsgrove will be moving to other nearby clinics from January 2017.

The two sexual health clinics currently available at Cheadle Health Centre and Kidsgrove Health Centre will be moving locations as a result of a service review, which identified that moving the services to centralised locations, would improve service user experience at the clinics.

People will be unable to access Contraception and Sexual Health (CASH) services at Cheadle Health Centre after Friday 30 December 2016. CASH services previously held at the Cheadle clinic will be transferred to Meir Primary Care Centre, which operates sexual health services on a Friday morning (appointments) and a walk-in for under 25s on a Friday afternoon. Sexual health services are also available at Leek Health Centre, with an appointment-based service and a walk-in service for under 25s on Thursdays.

From Thursday 29 December 2016 the CASH services previously held at Kidsgrove Health Centre on a Thursday will be transferring to Cobridge Community Health Centre, where both appointments and a walk-in service are available.

Julia Barraclough Operational Service Manager for Sexual Health in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent said: “Improving the sexual health services available to people across North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is a priority within the Trust. The sexual health services held in Meir, Leek and Cobridge will provide more comprehensive services at centralised locations, which will improve our sexual health services for service users.”

People aged 16–24 years old can order a free, at-home chlamydia testing kit from www.b-clear.org.uk.

For more information on sexual health services in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, call 0300 123 0970 or visit www.staffordshireandstokeontrent.nhs.uk for up to date information about clinic opening times.