The morning after pill is prescribed and can be effective up to 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.
A coil can be fitted up to five days later and continues to provide contraception.
This is available from doctors and nurse practitioners.
Patients may contact the surgery first thing in the morning and after speaking to the nurse will be offered a prescription that morning.
If needed at weekends this prescription can be bought over the counter or obtained from the walk in centre.