Complex LARC Referrals
At SWISH we accept referrals from Somerset GPs for:
- Removal of deep sub-dermal contraceptive implants. Bristol regional deep implant removal centre have requested all deep implant referrals from Somerset be sent to SWISH initially for assessment.
- Difficult or previously failed IUC fitting
- Difficult IUC removal and lost threads. For all absent threads an ultrasound scan report within the last 6 months to confirm that IUC is still in situ MUST be included in the referral.
Note: We are unable to accept referrals for IUS insertion for endometrial protection and heavy menstrual bleeding only unless contraception is required.