On a visit to one of our clinics, you might meet the following members of staff.
At the beginning of your consultation our clinical staff should always introduce themselves and explain what their role is.
Our consultants manage more complex patients and offer expertise and guidance for the other clinical staff to refer to.
Our doctors treat and manage patients with symptoms as well as carrying out complex contraceptive procedures.
Our nurses perform a number of different duties, depending on their skills and level of training.
Our nurses discuss and carry out tests, give test results, examine patients, and provide treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Some of our nurses can also prescribe contraception, including emergency hormonal contraception (also known as the morning-after pill), and carry out contraceptive procedures, such as inserting implants or coils.
Our Healthcare Assistants play an important role in helping to make sure our clinics run smoothly by supporting our consultants, doctors and nurses in preparing for your appointment, helping with tests and supporting you during your visit.
Some of our more Senior Healthcare Assistants can offer a Fast-Track clinic where they can offer screening to patients with no symptoms.
Our health advisors deal with test results and partner notification (where consent has been given). They can help patients with complex or stressful problems, or with delivering difficult news.
Our administration team includes our reception staff and our medical secretaries.
Our reception staff are responsible for welcoming and registering patients in our clinics. They also book appointments in clinic and over the phone.
The medical secretaries support the consultants, doctors and the managerial staff to ensure we provide a high quality and effective service.