NHS Pharmacy Contraception Service

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Making contraception accessible to women is important and Chippenham Pharmacy and Health Clinic is able to offer the NHS Pharmacy Contraception Service where women will be able to access oral contraception for the first time along with being able to obtain their usual contraception.  This service is free of charge and provided from the pharmacy as part of our NHS services.

What is contraception?

Contraception is there to stop you getting pregnant, however it can only work if used correctly.  Some methods are more effective than others, however no method is 100% effective.  Each method listed below has a “perfect use” effectiveness that can be viewed on the NHS webpage.

A consultation with our pharmacist can support you in making an informed decision about the right type of contraception for you.  Further support around the best method of contraception for you can be found on the NHS website.

Types of contraception

There are a variety of different types of contraception, however this pharmacy service is available for only the oral contraception tablet.  Other forms of contraception available, but not included in this service are:

  • caps or diaphragms
  • condoms (male and female)
  • implants and injections
  • patches
  • intrauterine device or coil (IUD)
  • intrauterine system or hormone coil (IUS)
  • vaginal ring

More information can be found on the NHS webpage.



Pharmacy Consultation

During the consultation (either face to face or online) our pharmacist will run through with you your requirements along with taking some health measurements.  These are to ensure that the oral contraception tablet is the most appropriate for you to use.  They will also be able to provide information on the other types of contraception available from your GP or sexual health clinic.

You don’t need an appointment, however to avoid having to wait, we advise that you book using the service at the bottom of the page, or contact the pharmacy on  (01249 793600 or contactus@chippenhampharmacy.org.uk) to see how we can help.

Which forms of contraception can you supply?

This service allows the pharmacy to supply you with an oral tablet.  For other types of contraception, the pharmacist will be able to signpost you to your GP or sexual health clinic.

How much does the service cost?

The service is free of charge provided by the NHS.

How much can you supply?

The pharmacist will assess you and your past prescribed supplies to determine the most appropriate course supplied, however this can be up to one year.

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