Pharmacy Contraception Service

Taking charge of your reproductive health is essential for every woman.

The pharmacy contraception service is an NHS service provided by Day Lewis that offers patients the ability to collect their repeat contraception at the pharmacy without needing to go back to the GP.

This service is designed to provide easy and convenient access to repeat contraceptive medications for those who may find it difficult or inconvenient to visit a doctor or a sexual health clinic.

Who can use this service?

The pharmacy contraception service is an NHS service provided by Day Lewis that offers patients the ability to initiate taking oral contraceptives or collect their repeat contraception at the pharmacy without needing to go back to the GP.

This service is designed to provide easy and convenient access to contraceptive medications for those who may find it difficult or inconvenient to visit a doctor or a sexual health clinic.

You are eligible if:

You are an individual seeking to be initiated on an oral contraceptive, or seeking to obtain a further supply of their ongoing oral contraceptive:

  • Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC) – from 16 years old up to and including 49 years of age; or
  • Progestogen Only Pill (POP) – from 16 years old up to and including 54 years of age.

If anyone is not clinically suitable, our pharmacist will discuss this at your consultation.

What are the benefits of using the Pharmacy Contraception Service?

There are several benefits of using the pharmacy contraception service, some of which include:

  1. Convenience & time saving: The pharmacy contraception service is often more convenient than visiting a doctor or a sexual health clinic. You no longer need to book a GP appointment.
  2. Accessibility: The pharmacy contraception service is available to anyone over the age of 16, including those who may find it difficult to access other healthcare services due to factors such as distance, transportation, or work commitments.
  3. Expert advice: Our trained pharmacists can provide advice; answer any questions you may have and give guidance on how to safely take your oral contraception.
  4. Privacy: You are able to discuss your contraception needs with a pharmacist in a private consultation room.

What shall I do next?

When you next need your contraceptive pill, you no longer need to go to your GP. You can visit your local Day Lewis pharmacy and they will dispense your next supply. Simply come into see us when it’s convenient for you. If you would like to know more about oral contraception or start taking it, you can also visit your local Day Lewis pharmacist without needing to see your GP first.

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