A new contract for sexual health and abortion care is now in place across Sussex.

Following a robust procurement process, MSI Reproductive Choices has been awarded the contract for abortion care services across Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex.

From the 1 July 2021, MSI Reproductive Choices will provide sexual health and abortion care across Sussex.

The new contract is designed to improve the quality of services provided to patients, to increase accessibility, and to make access more equitable for people living in all parts of Sussex.

MSI Reproductive Choices, will be opening three new clinics in Crawley, Hastings and Bognor Regis, as well as a new medical and surgical clinic in the heart of Brighton.

The four clinics commissioned by NHS Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will offer face to face appointments, while MSI’s award-winning telemedicine service will enable eligible patients to receive consultations over the phone or video call and be supported to have care at home.

MSI’s 24/7 helpline One Call (0345 300 8090) provides advice and consultations, with same day appointments available., An online chat service allows patients to consult quickly, confidentially and safely without the need to ring.

Unlimited counselling with independent counsellors registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy is also available.

People will also be able to access a full range of contraception methods through the services, as well as STI screening for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and HIV.

Richard Bentley, MSI Reproductive Choices’ UK managing director said:

“Choice is fundamental to everything we do, and our new clinics and telemedicine service mean that people in Sussex will be able to access timely, compassionate abortion care and advice, without the added stress and difficulties of organising travel further afield, reducing waiting times and expanding choice.  Anyone who prefers or needs surgical abortion will also have access to MSI’s state of the art centre in Brighton.”

Dr Elizabeth Gill, Chief Medical Officer for Sussex Commissioners said:

“We are really pleased to announce this new contract and our work with MSI Reproductive Choices to provide this specialised care for people in Sussex.

“Patient care is at the heart of all we do, and MSI Reproductive Choices are committed to providing care closer to home for people with their clinics across Sussex and to providing phone and online access for those who need it. This will offer people the choice of how they wish to access this vital care, so it can suit their individual needs.”

You can find out more about MSI Reproductive Choices at: https://www.msichoices.org.uk/

New clinics in Sussex

MSI UK Brighton District Treatment Centre (offering early medical abortion and surgical abortion)
175 Preston Road

MSI UK Crawley Community Treatment Centre (offering early medical abortion)
Gossops Green Medical Centre,
Hurst Close
RH11 8TY

MSI UK Hastings Community Treatment Centre (offering early medical abortion)
Station Plaza Health Centre
Station Approach

MSI UK Bognor Regis Community Treatment Centre (offering early medical abortion)
Room 8 – Ground Floor
Bognor Health Centre
West Street, Bognor Regis,
PO21 1UT