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Kay

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Lancs/Manc/Liverpool sex worker friendly GUM
« on: 06 June 2018, 12:41:39 pm »
Apologies if there's a similar thread already; I couldn't find one.

I've just relocated to the NW and am looking for a clinic where I can register with a pseudonym, not give my GP details, be open about being a sex worker etc. It also needs to be fairly easy to get to by public transport.

I don't need any sort of sex work project help, just a standard STI screen, but I'd prefer to go to a clinic that's friendly and offers all services. I can't really afford to go private, and I got the impression MASH was aimed at street workers?

I can go pretty much anywhere in the NW except Preston (I'll register officially as a civvy with the clinic here for a check up once a year).

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Lancs/Manc/Liverpool sex worker friendly GUM
« Reply #1 on: 06 June 2018, 01:14:31 pm »
I use MASH, they also go to massage parlours.  They help all sex workers who contact them.


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« Reply #2 on: 06 June 2018, 03:18:50 pm »
I use MASH, they also go to massage parlours.  They help all sex workers who contact them.

Do MASH have a 'proper' medical clinic for the STI tests?
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« Reply #3 on: 06 June 2018, 03:42:55 pm »
I use the clinic at North Manchester General hospital, I gave my working name and was totally open about what I do, They were great and text my results the next day whereas my friend who didnt disclose her job had to wait nearly 2 weeks for her results. If you dont mind hospitals I would try there. x
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« Reply #4 on: 06 June 2018, 03:44:39 pm »
They have a nurse onsite who does swabs, bloods etc, but you have to book in.   I have had all mySTD checks there, they also gave me con selling (arranged through the police) for a work related incident. 

I find them very nice, non judgemental and only asked my work name, nothing else.


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« Reply #5 on: 06 June 2018, 03:52:50 pm »
Sexual health clinic in Oldham is good (although sometimes walkin is too busy). I use a pseudonym and tell them everything. They treat me great.

Once I got pink eye. I knew that a gp wouldn't do anything unless it persisted for a month. When I went to the clinic I was able to explain that I touch a lot of penises, I am likely forgetful and rub my eyes, there's a chance its an sti, so please swab me. They not only swabbed me, they treated me for either gonorrhea or chlamydia (I forget which) immediately on the spot.


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« Reply #6 on: 06 June 2018, 03:53:41 pm »
I preferred having my checks at Mash rather than that hospital as no waiting around in Mash, you are straight into your appointment. NMGH give you a form to complete when you arrive, then sit in a waiting room with a few other people, who are all nervously looking round at each other.

I had waited 45 minutes there, not discreet enough for me.

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« Reply #7 on: 07 June 2018, 11:46:43 pm »
I've never had a problem at north Manchester hospital and have never had to wait long but maybe ive just been lucky.  No one in the waiting room knows your a working girl and TBH from what I've heard about MASH it's quite clicky if your not a street girl you are made to feel like an outsider and some of the independent escorts find them quite intimidating. Give me a room full of nervous people any day lol
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« Reply #8 on: 20 July 2018, 11:27:55 pm »
We have a sex worker only clinic for screening, contraception and cervical smears at red umbrella and cover all sectors and all of Merseyside  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: 21 July 2018, 02:56:41 am »
We have a sex worker only clinic for screening, contraception and cervical smears at red umbrella and cover all sectors and all of Merseyside  ;D

Thanks, Shelly - do you do all the standard screens at the clinic? What is your appointment system like?
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« Reply #10 on: 21 July 2018, 09:50:12 pm »
Hi Kay,

yes we do, appointments not necessary as we are just in our infancy

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« Reply #11 on: 30 July 2018, 10:50:23 pm »
Clinics is on tommorow, pm me for details

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Re: Lancs/Manc/Liverpool sex worker friendly GUM
« Reply #12 on: 22 August 2019, 04:46:12 pm »
Can vouch for Axcess GUM clinic at the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

I was fast tracked by Shelley from Red Umbrella and the clinic was expecting me.


Everything happened quickly, warmly greeted, invited to give feedback as they’re on a drive to reach out to the sex work community, and there were no voyeuristic questions of no clinical relevance (unlike my appalling experience at NMGH - who also mixed me up with another patient!)

I have found my clinic!

The address is: The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot St, Liverpool L7 8XP
 Phone: 0151 706 2620

They tried to bury us... they didn't know we were seeds.

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« Reply #13 on: 23 August 2019, 01:30:14 pm »
Hi Kay

We are in Liverpool City centre and our clinics are based there. There is no particular day or time, just a fast track system when you need them. Please contact me if you would like to go-there is no obligation to engage with us a service
Best wishes
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« Reply #14 on: 23 August 2019, 01:42:31 pm »
Thanks so much for your lovely feedback! Have a great weekend
Shelly

Can vouch for Axcess GUM clinic at the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

I was fast tracked by Shelley from Red Umbrella and the clinic was expecting me.


Everything happened quickly, warmly greeted, invited to give feedback as they’re on a drive to reach out to the sex work community, and there were no voyeuristic questions of no clinical relevance (unlike my appalling experience at NMGH - who also mixed me up with another patient!)

I have found my clinic!

The address is: The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot St, Liverpool L7 8XP
 Phone: 0151 706 2620