Requests for the contraceptive pill
This is the process for patients to make a REPEAT request for their contraceptive pill during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When you are starting your final packet from your previously issued prescription, please fully complete our pill form (you can download the form here - Contraceptive pill request form)
- you will need to enter your blood pressure which you can monitor yourself - you will need 2 readings at least 5 minutes apart
- a blood pressure reading will need to have been recorded within the last 12 months otherwise your prescription will not be issued
- whilst access to the surgery is restricted during the current pandemic, you should either use a home BP machine, or if you do not have access to one you can call the surgery to make an appointment to use our blood pressure monitor at the surgery, these appointments are limited
- if you do not complete every question on the form this will lead to delays as you may be called back to provide information that is missing from the form
You will be asked on the form to confirm how many pills you have left.
Once completed please email the pill request form back to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A doctor will review your request, if there are no concerns a prescription will be issued, either to dispensary if you are a dispensing patient or to your nominated community pharmacy, we will endeavour to issue the prescription within the timeframe of the number of pills you have left in your pack.
Please note we can not turnaround these requests within the 2 working days suggested for other items/prescriptions.
If the doctor has any concerns, (ie you are unable to provide your blood pressure readings) you will be asked to make a telephone appointment to discuss the issues identified, if you haven’t heard from us by the end of your current supply you can contact/visit dispensary/the chemist to see if your items are ready to collect.
It is advisable not to run out as we cannot provide a turnaround time quicker than described above in the current pandemic, however, if you have an urgent request, you should still complete the form and mark the form as urgent, but we cannot guarantee that it will be actioned within the timeframe you require.
You will still need to book a telephone appointment with a GP for:
- requesting the pill for the first time
- discussing changes to your pill, ie changing type/brands
- if you have had any problems with the pill since your last prescription
Thank you for your cooperation