NHS Pharmacy Contraception Service: Ongoing Supply of Oral Contraception

Some community pharmacies are participating in a scheme enabling them to continue the supply of oral contraception. This is for people who have previously had a supply started at their GP or sexual health clinic. This is an NHS service and so the supply of oral contraception from the community pharmacy will be free-of-charge.

To access this service, you can self-refer to a participating pharmacy, or be signposted to one by your GP practice or iCaSH clinic. The pharmacist will conduct a confidential consultation with you and, if clinically appropriate to do so, will issue an ongoing supply of oral contraception. They will also offer to discuss alternative contraceptive methods and share information about how to change to a new method should you wish to.

Please note that, to be eligible for this service, you must still be taking your current supply of oral contraception. If you have had a gap of any duration, for example if you have already run out, the pharmacy will be unable to provide you with an ongoing supply and you will need to be followed up by your GP or iCaSH clinic instead.

The community pharmacies currently offering this service are listed below:


  • C&H Barton Ltd, 79 Bedford Road, Barton-Le-Clay, Bedford, MK45 4LL
  • Cheeseman’s Pharmacy, 3-5 Church Street, Ampthill, Bedford, MK45 2PJ
  • Wilstead Pharmacy, 1 Crossroads, Church Road, Wilstead, Bedfordshire, MK45 3HJ


  • Birdsfoot Lane Pharmacy, 255 Birdsfoot Lane, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 2HX
  • The Mall Pharmacy, Unit 3 Luton Mall, 46-48 George Street, Luton, LU1 2AZ


  • Cherry Hinton Pharmacy, 39a High Street, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 9HX
  • GFT Davies and Co Pharmacy, 50 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1LA
  • Kumar Pharmacy, 15 Rectory Terrace, High Street, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, CB1 9HU
  • Pari-Chem Ltd, 102 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7AJ
  • Petersfield Pharmacy, 56 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2AS


  • Walton Chemist, 178A Mountsteven Avenue, Walton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE4 6HN
  • Wansford Pharmacy, Old Hill Farm, Yarwell Road, Wansford, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6PL


  • Boots UK Limited, 5 Tavern Street Ipswich, IP1 3AA
  • Boots UK Limited, 28-34 Woodbridge Road East, Ipswich, IP4 5PB
  • Felixstowe Road Pharmacy, 159 Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8EB
  • Gainsborough Wellbeing Pharmacy, 13 Reynolds Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 0JL
  • Nacton Road Pharmacy, 350 Nacton Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9NA
  • Rushmere Pharmacy. 428 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, IP4 4EL
  • Wellbeing Pharmacy, 29 Chesterfield Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 6DW
  • Woodbridge Road Pharmacy, 102-104 Lacey Street, Ground floor, Ipswich IP4 2P


  • Clare Pharmacy, 31 High Street, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8NY
  • Long Melford Pharmacy, Richmond House, Hall Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, CO10 9JL