Gilmore Medical Practice

0131 536 9800


All of our doctors and nurses will be able to discuss contraception with you.

Contraceptive Pill

If you wish to start a contraceptive pill please make an appointment with our Practice Nurse. You will need to review your contraceptive pill annually so please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse before you run out of medication.

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Combined Pill (COCP)                Progesterone Only Pill (POP)

Long Acting Reversible Contraception

The practice offers a service for the insertion of contraception coils with Dr Barker and Dr Cooper, and the insertion of contraceptive implants (Nexplanon) with Dr Cairns, Dr Barker, Dr Cooper and Dr Dosekun. Any patient wishing to make use of this service should make an appointment with either of these doctors to discuss their options before an appointment for insertion is arranged.

The contraceptive injection, Depo-Provera, can be given by our Practice Nurses. There is also a injection which can be self-administered at home called Sayana Press. Please arrange an appointment with our Practice Nurse to discuss this further.

For more information on long active reversible contraception, you can read our advice page on the subject, or check out the leaflets linked below.


Long Acting Reversible ContraceptionImplantCopper IUDHormonal IUS

There is also a useful video on the Lothian Sexual Health Website which explains more about the IUD and IUS. You can watch by clicking on this link.

Emergency Contraception

The practice is also able to provide emergency contraception (pills to help prevent pregnancy if you’ve had unprotected sex). We can give you the tablets for up to 5 days after sex, but the sooner they’re taken the better, so when you call or come in to make an appointment, please ask for one on the same day.

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Emergency Contraception


Condoms have the benefit of being a useful contraception (although not as effective as other methods) but also preventing transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Please click on this link to find out more about accessing free condoms by applying for a c:card.