Women's Health

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Across all women’s health services in Camden, from screening to pregnancy assessment units and perinatal mental health services, we’re focusing on improving uptake, standardising services and ensuring equity of access so that all women across the borough can benefit.

The new cervical screening register for smear-takers, due to launch shortly, aims to allow better monitoring of sample-takers and assist in identification when managing incidents. This is in order to improve the overall quality and safety of the cervical cytology service. We’re also working to standardise our early pregnancy assessment units to improve access and avoid women ending up in A&E. In contraception, we want to introduce cross-referral for IUCDs as many GPs don’t offer this service.

In recent months, new pathways have been mapped for seven gynaecological conditions (see below). And don't forget: Camden now has a new IVF policy in response to the new national one.  


Services

Abortion & Unplanned Pregnancy

Marie Stopes and BPAS abortion services

Antenatal

Contact details for Antenatal services

Breast Screening

Screening services for women aged 47-73

Camden Safety Net - Domestic Violence

Support, risk assessment and referrals for male and female survivors of domestic and sexual violence

Cervical Screening

Cervical screening services for women aged 25-64

Chlamydia Screening

Chlamydia testing for under-25s

Colposcopy

Hospital colposcopy clinics

Contraceptive Services

Free confidential contraceptive clinics

Early Pregnancy Units

Diagnostics and treatment for women experiencing gynaecological problems in early stages of pregnancy

Family Nurse Partnership

Support programme for first time young parents

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Adult and children FGM services at UCLH

Fertility Services

Infertility and semen analysis referrals

Gynaecology

Gynaecology: Urgent Referrals

Emergency care clinics

HIV Testing

HIV diagnostic tests and PEP treatment services

Hopscotch Asian Women's Centre

Support services for Asian women

Incontinence (Bladder and Bowel)

Bladder and bowel care services

IRIS - Domestic Violence

Primary care training, support and referral programme on domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Helpline for domestic violence issues

Parent Infant Project

Psychotherapy focusing on parent-infant relationships

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for pelvic health at RFH

Sexual Health Clinics

Open access: Camden residents can choose from services across London

Sexual Health Services for Young People

Advice and information on relationships and safer sex as well as contraception, free condoms and STI screening

Women + Health

Affordable treatments for local women

Women at the Well

Women-only centre supporting complex needs including prostitution, rough sleeping, trafficking, substance abuse