Abortion Care Services
Marie Stopes International
Marie Stopes International is the leading provider of sexual and reproductive health services in the UK and has been commissioned to provide abortion care services across BANES, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) CCG area. They are CCG funded, which means patients can access their treatment free of charge.
Their confidential telephone line, One Call (0345 300 8090), is fully operational, day or night, 7 days a week.
Patients (and GPs) can call this number to talk through their options, book treatment or receive specialist clinical advice from our nursing team and counsellors.
Their clinics are open and running as normal, offering medical abortions up to 9 weeks and 6 days and surgical abortions up to the legal limit of 23 weeks and 6 days.
They are observing social distancing within their clinics, keeping patients and staff as safe as possible.
In addition, their tele-medicine service (at home abortion pills) is fully operational. This refers to the use of telemedicine to deliver early medical abortion with the home use of mifepristone. Eligibility for this abortion option means the woman meets the safety criteria to allow for a medical abortion without a scan and is assessed during their consultation process. These at home abortion pills are posted to the patients home address or can be collected from the clinic if that is the patient’s preference.
Patients who are not eligible for this service (i.e. those with safeguarding or more complex clinical needs) are still able to receive face-to-face care at a clinic of their choosing. This service is available free of charge.
They aim to provide initial consultations within 48 hours and have capacity to provide treatment in their clinics in Westbury and Bristol.
Their nearest clinic is in the White Horse Health Centre, Mane Way, Westbury, but they are able to offer patients a choice of clinic.
A full list of their clinic locations can be found at www.mariestopes.org.uk.