Please read the guidance regarding action to take post-vasectomy during the Government lockdown
Who provides the service?
NHS vasectomy clinics are held at Ashfields Primary Care Centre on Tuesday mornings. The service is headed by Mr Simon Stubington, Consultant Urologist at Leighton Hospital. Two of our doctors, Dr Rosson and Dr Gowda, also provide this service.
Who can refer to the service?
Clinic referrals are accepted from all practices within the South Cheshire CCG and Vale Royal CCG areas, therefore you must be registered with one of these surgeries prior to your GP’s referral.
How can I arrange a referral?
The consultation you have with your own doctor at your practice is the counselling process. Your doctor will discuss the vasectomy procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you are happy to continue with your request for a vasectomy, your referral will be made to Ashfields for the procedure..
During your consultation your doctor will provide you with written information. This booklet provides more detail about the procedure, including post-vasectomy care and how to provide a sample. If you do not receive any information from your doctor you can download a copy of the Vasectomy Patient Booklet.
How do I arrange the appointment?
Patients are responsible for arranging their own vasectomy appointment. Details of how to make the appointment are in the booklet. Please note: if you are employed in a heavily manual capacity (especially lifting) we recommend refraining from returning to work for the rest of the week. If you work in an office or have light duties you should be able to return to work the following day.
What should I do on the day?
What happens afterwards?
Mr Waseem and Mr Fischer Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons operate an out-reach clinic from the Macclesfield Spire Regency Hospital. Although a private hospital this is a fully commissioned NHS service at no cost to the patient.
You are completely free to choose any provider of orthopaedic services including Leighton, Oswestry and North Staffs. The SandbachGPs host this service because we think it delivers a high quality service close to home and is right for some people.
Ashfields hosts a community non-obstetric ultrasound service (NOUS). This service is provided by an experienced team of sonographers from Diagnostic Health Care.
Patients are referred to the service via the e-Referral System, which allows them to select an appointment of their own choosing. Other benefits of the community-based clinic include:
There are conditions where patients will still be referred to the hospital for an ultrasound scan; these include: