Oral contraception

Free

15 mins appointment

Trying to get an appointment with your GP can be difficult. The new pharmacy contraception service makes getting your new supply easier than ever.

What happens during your contraception appointment?

1

Book an consultation

Select a time and day that works for you.

2

Arrive at the pharmacy

When you arrive at the pharmacy let the pharmacy team know you have arrived for your appointment.

3

Complete your appointment

During the consultation the pharmacist will ask you the same sort of questions as your GP and may also check your BP, weight, and medical history.

4

Get your new supply

Following the consultation you will get your next supply of medication

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The easiest way to get your oral contraception

Discover why women are choosing their local pharmacy for their next contraception repeat:

1. Accessibility:

Easily book an in-store or virtual appointment online, at a time that works for you.

2. Expert Advice:

Trained to give the same expert advice as your GP, you’ll be able to discuss any concerns you have or any side effects you’ve noticed.

3. Time-Saving:

With the consultation and medication now in the same location, you only need to make one journey.

4. Convenience:

24/7 collection or delivery options mean you don’t need to worry about getting to us when we are open to collect your medication.

Got a question about our pharmacy service?

Who is Eligible for the Pharmacy Contraception Service?

Yes

  • For the Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC): Anyone aged 16 to 49 years of age,
  • For the Progestogen Only Pill (POP): Anyone aged16 to 54 years of age.

No

  • Anyone under 16 years of age.

Do I need a referral from my GP?

No, you can come straight to us if you are aged 16 or over and are looking for a new supply of the oral contraception you are already taking or you want to start taking oral contraception.


Do I need to be registered with a GP to access the service?

No, you don’t need to be registered with a GP to start a new oral contraception or to get a new supply of oral contraception.


What will be asked during the consultation with the Pharmacist?

If you have had an GP appointment for your oral contraception in the past, the consultation with the pharmacist will be very similar.

If you’ve never had oral contraception before, your pharmacist needs to make sure oral contraception is right for you and will likely ask about the following:

  • Your general health and any current medical conditions,
  • Previous experiences with oral contraceptives or other forms of birth control,
  • Any history of medical conditions that might contraindicate the use of oral contraceptives,
  • Lifestyle factors that might affect the choice or efficacy of contraception,
  • Preferences regarding contraception options.

Similar to an appointment at the doctors, the pharmacist may also check your blood pressure and weight.


Do I need to make an appointment for a consultation?

You don’t need to make an appointment for a consultation but we advise that you do so that you don’t have to wait for the Pharmacist to become free.

The easiest way to book an appointment that works for you, is to book online.


Have questions?
Our team is here to help and guide you.

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