Abortion and Unplanned Pregnancy

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22 April 2020: service update

The Abortion and Unplanned Pregnancy service is operating during the Covid-19 outbreak. The service has adapted to offer, where appropriate, telephone consultations and home use mifepristone and misoprostol for patients at up to 10 weeks gestation. If home-use mifepristone and misoprostol is not appropriate or patients require surgical treatment, clinics remain open with services adhering to national guidelines to ensure safe treatment. 

Contact the NCL Central Booking Service, delivered by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service
t: 0333 999 9951

Please note: during the Covid-19 outbreak, the service has slightly altered opening hours of  Mon-Fri 8am-6pm.

Outside these hours, patients can request a call back. Staff are working at weekends to respond to call backs only, usually within 24 hours.


7 May 2020: The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists  has issued guidance for women seeking contraception and abortions during Covid-19


All services support a woman's choice, whether she decides to continue with her pregnancy or to have an abortion. Pre- and post-abortion counselling is offered, along with sexual health advice and contraception service.

Women will be given a choice to be treated at clinics run by three providers:

Referral forms are no longer needed, referrals/self-referrals can be made by calling the North Central London Central Booking Service.

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 8am-9pm
Saturday 8.30am-9pm
Sunday 9.30am-2.30pm
Bank holidays 9.30am-2pm 
Closed: Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Eligibility criteria


  • Islington residents


  • Women with a severe medical problem (if unsure, call the Central Booking Service for information about specialist/NHS services)

How to refer


Self-refer via the Central Booking Service

t: 0333 999 9951