The sexual health clinic at Slough's Upton Hospital is changing to an appointment-only system.

The change at the Garden Clinic comes into effect in August. It is also happening at similar clinics in Skimped Hill, Bracknell and St Mark's Hospital in Maidenhead.

It is being introduced following complaints that the waits were too long when the clinics operated 'walk-in' systems.

Some services will continue to be available on a 'drop-in' basis but the majority will become 'appointment only' from August.

You will be able to book these appointments online through the website.

Cllr Natasa Pantelic, Slough Borough Council cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “This change to an appointment only system will make the services available at the Garden Clinic more accessible and reduce waiting times, which will benefit our residents’ health.”

*If you want testing for an STI but do not have any symptoms, you can order a home testing kit via the website.

Routine tests and contraceptive procedures such as options for Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) can be discussed with your GP.

Pharmacists can also provide appropriate medication or treatment for conditions including thrush or Bacterial Vaginosis and supply the emergency contraceptive pill.