A NEW sexual health clinic has opened in Worcester to replace the two previous clinics which closed last year.

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, which provides a range of sexual health services across the county, has opened a new, purpose built clinic at Aconbury North on Newtown Road. The move brings together sexual health services previously delivered from the John Anthony site and Moor Street clinic.

Dr Melanie Mann, Worcestershire Integrated Sexual Health services said, “We recognise the importance of having a positive and accessible environment for people who need sexual health services and we are really proud that the new clinic at Aconbury North provides that.

it also enables us to bring together a range of treatments and sexual health care under the same roof, helping us provide a more integrated, effective and efficient service for the people of Worcester.”

Service users can now access a range of sexual health and contraception care, including a vasectomy clinic, delivered under one roof through a mix of walk-in and pre-booked appointments. The integrated service benefits from new consultation rooms, a clinical procedure suite and a private area for patients to recover following minor procedures.

The onsite lab also allows for efficient testing for STI screening, helping to deliver a quicker turnaround of results to help prevent the onward transmission of sexually transmitted infections and diseases. The clinic opened for patients last year but was officially opened this week by Sarah Dugan, chief executive, Chris Burdon, chairman, staff from the service, commissioners and Cllr John Smith, Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing Appointments are available at www.knowyourstuff.nhs.uk and by calling 0300 1231731.