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With over 25 years’ experience, Dr Elspeth Fotheringham is an understanding General Practitioner who has been part of the team at Tuggerah Medical Centre for 9 years.

Dr Fotheringham has a particular interest in Women's Health and has undertaken additional professional training in Implanon and Mirena IUD insertion.


Registered Nurse and Midwife, Gillian Jarrett has been a valued member of our team for over 12 years.   Gillian is passionate about ensuring women receive quality care in a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental environment.

Together they have developed a compassionate, caring Women’s Health Clinic to ensure that every woman gets individualised care, advice and support in a comfortable clinical setting. 

Services available:-

  •  Mirena IUD insertion

  • ​ Implanon insertion

  •  Cervical Screening (replaced the "pap smear")

  •  Menstrual issues (heavy or painful periods)

  •  Dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse)

  •  Breast Checks

  •  Prenatal care

For more information on contraception choices, click on the sub-headings below:-

Long active Reversible Contraceptives



Oral Contraceptive

Injectable Contraceptive

  •  Antenatal care

  •  Postnatal care

  •  Unplanned pregnancy

  •  Vulval issues / discomfort

  •  Menopause

  •  Incontinence / weak bladder issues

  •  STI concerns / checks