Plans to open sexual health clinic in town

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Plans are afoot to open a sexual health clinic in Pocklington.

The City Health Care Partnership, who run the sexual and reproductive healthcare service ‘Conifer’ in the East Riding, have announced plans for new clinics and improvements to existing services across the region.

The new clinic in Pocklinton will give local residents much easier access to sexual health treatment and support. Currently, residents in the Pocklington area can go to clinics in Driffield and Beverley.

The City Health Care Partnership, an independent and co-owned Community Interest Company, has confirmed that the new doctors’ surgery in Pocklington, ‘The Beckside Centre’, could be a possible venue for the new clinic.

Lucy Flower, engagement and communications team leader for the company, said: “As yet we are still securing a venue in the Pocklington area although we have considered The Beckside Centre and are currently in discussion with the landlords of this premises. As soon as we have established a suitable location that meets the needs of the population then we will send out further updates.”

The City Health Care Partnership plans to create a main service ‘hub’ in Beverley, which will provide a full range of services from contraception, including fitting coils and implants, and cervical smears to diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and help for sexual dysfunction.

Clinics in Driffield, Goole, Bridlington and Hessle will continue but in time they will be joined by new venues in Pocklington, Withernsea and Hornsea. To check for up-to-date services, clinic details and locations, go to www.conifersexhealth.co.uk or ring 01482 247111. You can also download the free Conifer app; just look for ‘conifer sex health’.