Update regarding deep implant referrals – October 2021

We understand there has been some confusion over where to refer for implant removals where the implant is deep or impalpable. Unfortunately our local providers are not currently able to provide this service in county and we are in consultation with North and West Northamptonshire County Councils as well as the CCG to facilitate a resumption of this service.

In the meantime please refer all deep implants to sexual health services and we will assess and make a plan as appropriate. To summarise we would like to see:

  • All impalpable implants
  • Partially palpable implants that the GP practices feel unable to remove
  • Failed removals

If you have any queries please contact us on 07715 053689 (Claire Bailey – Service Manager)

Many thanks


Northamptonshire Integrated Sexual Health and HIV (NISHH) team, NHFT

Claire Bailey
Service Manager, Specialist Ambulatory
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Ashwood Centre
St Mary's Hospital
London Road
NN15 7PW

Mobile: 07715053689


Email: claire.bailey@nhft.nhs.uk