Dr Emily Lord


MBChB (Hons), BSc (Hons), MRCP, DIP GUM (Distinction), DIP HIV

GMC number: 6158755

Practising since: 2007


Sexual Health

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  • Thursday: 09.00 – 16:00
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Dr Lord is a leading consultant in sexual and reproductive health (also known as genitourinary medicine -GUM). She has been an NHS consultant at Oxfordshire Sexual Health Services for over five years and is the current clinical lead.

She has professional qualifications and expertise in sexual health, HIV prevention and treatment, and contraception; and a specialist interest in male/female chronic genital conditions, including genital skin conditions, genital pain or chronic vaginal/penile discharge. Services offered include:

STI care:

Dr Lord will diagnose and manage any Sexually Transmitted Disease 

If infections are identified, she will not only manage you, but also discreetly inform all sexual partners who may also need tests or treatment.

Men's Health Services:

  • Diagnosis and management of penile/genital pain
  • Management of urethral/penile discharge
  • Treatment of penile skin/foreskin issues
Women's Health Services: 
  • Contraception counselling – finding the right method for you. 
  • Intrauterine device (contraceptive coil) insertions, removal, and exchanges, (range of pain relief options).
  • Management of chronic vaginal discharge, including recurrent candida and bacterial vaginosis (BV).
  • Treatment of vulval skin problems.
  • Management Vulval pain syndrome (VPS) – vulvodynia and vaginismus. 
HIV treatment & prevention:
  • Dr Lord provides full Pre-Exposure for HIV (PrEP) services – which help reduce the risk of HIV infection. She can ensure you to obtain PrEP easily and efficiently while still having all the relevant tests and vaccinations.
  • Dr Lord can provide expert medical care for those diagnosed with HIV.


  • Dr Lord specialises in digital medicine and she is a digital ambassador for the NHS. She recognises that confidentiality is one of the founding principles of sexual health care in England. 
  • Your private care will be documented in a confidential electronic record, separate from all other hospital/GP systems. Tests are done using a unique identifier, not your name.

Special interests

  • Diagnosis and treatment for all STIs (male and female)
  • Discrete partner notification for any diagnosed STI (And testing/treatment if required)
  • Diagnosis and management of vulval/vaginal problems, including:
  • Women’s Health 
  • Chronic thrush (Candida)
  • Recurrent Bacterial vaginosis (BV)
  • Vulval skin problems: lichen sclerosis, lichen simplex
  • Vulval pain management – vulvodynia and vaginismus
  • Men’s Health 
  • Investigation and treatment of male genital pain
  • Investigation and treatment of chronic urethral discharge
  • Diagnosis and management of male genital skin conditions, e.g. lichen sclerosis, Zoon’s Balanitis)
  • Diagnosis and management of Balanitis/Balanoposthitis  (all causes)
  • HIV prevention: Pre Exposure Prophylaxis: PrEP
  • HIV diagnosis and ongoing treatment
  • Contraception assessment and counselling – with subsequent provision
  • Contraceptive coil insertion (non-gynaecological) – hormonal (IUS) and non-hormonal. 

Languages spoken


Locations Dr Emily Lord works with


    Beech Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7RP

    01865 307777
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Related experience


  • Lord, E (2023). ‘Vaginal discharge and urethritis in men’, in Davey P, Pitcher A. (ed.) Medicine at a Glance (5th Edition). Wiley, Blackwell, pp 104-105.
  • Taghinejadi N, Andersson MI, Lord E. Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis with Candida glabrata – a management conundrum. International Journal of STD & AIDS 2022;33(10):939-942
  • Taghinejadi N, Lord E, Edwards E. Vulval pain: vulvodynia. Medicine 2022; 50 (5), 290-293
  • Jordans C et al. National medical specialty guidelines of HIV indicator conditions in Europe lack adequate HIV testing recommendations: a systematic guideline review. Eurosurveillance 2022;27(48) 
  • Eyre D, Sanderson ND, Lord E et al. Gonorrhoea Treatment Failure Caused By A Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Strain With Combined Ceftriaxone And High-Level Azithromycin Resistance, England, 2018. Euro Surveill. 2018;23(27):Pii=1800323 


  • MDU – Medical Defence Union
  • BASHH – British Association of Sexual Health and HIV

Insurers Dr Emily Lord works with

Dr Emily Lord works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Alliance Healthcare
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)