Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Service

Patients registered with practices within the Central Liverpool Primary Care Network can now access a dedicated service for coil and implant fitting.

Coils and implants are examples of Long Acting Reversible Contraception (‘LARCs’), which have many advantages over alternative contraception methods such as the pill.

Long-acting reversible contraception is contraception that doesn’t depend on you remembering to take or use it to be effective.

They are highly effective at preventing pregnancy.

You can read more about LARCs on the Sexwise website (click here).

If you would like to access this service please ask your doctor or nurse or, for anyone registered with a Liverpool GP, you can also refer yourself to the LARC service by filling out this LARC service self referral form.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THIS PRIVACY NOTICE before sending your self referral.  The document explains how your confidential information is collected and used. Any personal data sent to the CLPCN LARC service will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The data will be visible to trained NHS staff only.

The United Kingdom Medicines Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) has approved an extension to the Mirena licence from 5 years to 8 years for contraception. There has not been an extension to the licensed duration of use when being used for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding, or for endometrial protection as part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

If you have any questions please email CLPCN-Larc.Service@livgp.nhs.uk