Pharmacy Contraception Service

Written by AlisonFreemantle on Friday 7th June 2024

Best Practice

The provision of oral contraceptives via the Pharmacy Contraception Service continues to grow. Some hints and tips for delivering the service:

  • Any break in taking/ using contraception whether one month or five years means the pharmacy should provide the service as an initiation consultation.
  • Make sure to ask 'has there been any change to your medical history since you were last prescribed this’
  • If a patient has any history of getting migraines – always use a POP

Use the quick initiation guide to help select the right choice for the patient:

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