Community Gynaecology

The Community Gynaecology clinic is open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9-5pm.
This department offers the following services:

Contraceptive Advice and Treatment

  • A range of different contraceptive methods can be provided, including the contraceptive pills, injection, implant, and intrauterine coils (IUD and IUS), as well as implant or coil removal. Emergency contraception, including the emergency pill and emergency coil can also be provided.
  • We also offer a specialist contraception service for deep implant removals or coil removals with lost threads under ultrasound-guidance.
  • Please see the attached leaflets with information on different contraceptive methods, as well as information on what to expect when having a contraceptive coil or implant fitted or removed.
  • The contraception clinic is held on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. You can be referred by a GP or other health professional or book an appointment directly by calling the clinic. Emergency contraception can be accessed as a walk-in service without an appointment, please attend between 1:30pm - 3:30pm.

Termination of Pregnancy/ Abortion Service

  • This service includes information about different options for an unwanted pregnancy, as well as access to trained women’s health counsellors if needed or desired. Both medical (pills) and surgical (procedure) abortion methods are available, and the team will discuss your options with you.
  • Please see the attached leaflets on the different types of abortion treatments such as medical abortion of early pregnancy at home, or surgical abortion under general or local anaesthetic.
  • You can be referred by a GP or other health professional or book an appointment directly by calling the clinic.

Cervical screening (smear tests)

  • These can be done on Monday or Tuesday afternoons.
  • You must be due a smear test (you will have usually received a letter inviting you for your smear test) for the team to be able to provide this for you.
  • You can book in for smear tests directly by calling the clinic.

Menopause, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and specialist Psychosexual clinic

  • This service is led by a British Menopause Society accredited specialist.
  • To access this service, you will need a referral from a GP or other health professional.


The Community Gynaecology Department is in the basement level of the Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street. It can be accessed directly from Pond Street, via the gate to the right of the Marks and Spencer’s food (opposite the Gails coffee shop). When you go through the gate, follow the signs for ‘Community Gynaecology.’

For further advice and appointments call 020 7830 2495 or 020 7794 0500 ext 37087/37089. The Department is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9-5pm. If staff are unable to answer your call please leave a voicemail, you can also email on