Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust will be expanding sexual health services for people living and working in the City of London with the opening of the new 80 Leadenhall centre this April.
The new centre, in Leadenhall Street in the heart of the City, will bring together services previously provided at Bart’s Hospital and other sites.
Deputy Joyce Nash OBE, chairman of the City of London’s Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “I welcome this new centre which will improve access to vital sexual health services to meet the needs of the people who live and work in the City of London.”
The centre will provide a range of sexual health services including testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) and administering post-exposure prophylaxis preventing HIV infection (PEP). The full range of contraception choices will be provided including long-acting reversible methods such as the implant, IUD and IUS. Same day results will be available for test samples taken before 3.00pm.
The centre will also offer an innovative e-service enabling clients to self-test via the internet.
Dr Sarah Creighton, Consultant in Sexual Health/HIV at Homerton, said: “This is an exciting expansion of the sexual health services network serving people living and working in The City and the London Borough of Hackney.
“80 Leadenhall will have its own discreet direct access and provide a range of services in a light, airy and stylish setting.
“The centre will be open Mondays to Saturdays and there will be early morning sessions to fit in with the particular requirements of City workers. Along with the range of face to face advice and treatments, we will also offer an e-diagnosis service and self-testing facilities.”
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