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Emergency Contraceptive (Morning After Pill)

 

We are able to supply emergency contraception to patients that require it as an NHS extended service which is free of charge.

All emergency contraception consultations are completely confidential.

 

If you require emergency contraception it is important that you come and see us as soon as possible after the unprotected intercourse as the earlier that emergency contraception is taken the more effective that it is.

We have to interview the person requiring the emergency contraception themselves, we cannot supply to a partner or friend, however, feel free to bring a partner or friend along with you.

WE have a confidential consultation area where our pharmacist will ask you a series of questions to ensure that emergency contraception is needed, that it is likely to be effective and that there are no reasons why you shouldn't take it.

During the consultation the pharmacist will ask you:

  • When the unprotected intercourse happened

  • When you had your last menstrual period

  • Whether you are taking any other medications at present

  • Whether you have certain illnesses that may prevent treatment working.

The Pharmacist will explain:

  • How to take the emergency contraception (morning after pill)

  • Side effects that you may experience

  • How effective the medication is likely to be

  • Extra contraceptive precautions required after taking the pill.

If it is not appropriate for us to supply you with emergency contraception we will contact your doctor or the family planning clinic and arrange an urgent appointment for you to see a doctor.