Pharmacy Contraception Service (PCS)

Service updates to include initiation from 1st December 2023

Additional funding has been agreed to deliver the service. From the 1st December 2023 the Pharmacy Contraction Service (PCS) will be for both ongoing supply AND initiation.

What does this mean for you:

Current status



Pharmacy is NOT signed up to deliver PCS yet.

Complete all training required to deliver full service before registering on MYS.

From 1st December 2023

Pharmacy is signed up to deliver PCS (before 1st December).

Complete training required for initiation and register to provide on MYS.

Before 1st March 2024

Pharmacy is signed up to deliver PCS AND is doing the Tier 2 Initiation Pilot

Sign up to deliver full PCS on 1st December.


Training will be detailed in the service specification (yet to be published).

In the supporting documents section of the CPSC webpage you will find some useful leaflets to support patients make their choice of contraception:


Please refer to the local formulary for product choice:

Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC):

Progestogen-only contraceptive (POP):

CPSC would encourage anyone thinking of offering this service to also be signed up to provide their locally commissioned Emergency Contraception Service.

CPE Summary document:

Further information on the service changes will be discussed in the CPE Recovery Plan webinars on either 27th or 28th November 2023.

Register now at: