Pharmacy Contraception Service


The new Pharmacy Contraception Service was launched by NHS England on 24th April 2023.  This start date was not agreed by Community Pharmacy England.  The service aims to provide people greater choice and access when considering continuing their current form of contraception.


Whilst the expansion of the Pharmacy Contraception Service features in the ‘Delivery plan for recovering access to primary care’ alongside the announcement of an extra £645 million for community pharmacy funding, Community Pharmacy England’s original stance as set out above still stands until ongoing negotiations have concluded and an agreement has been reached.


Contractors interested in knowing more about the service should see the Community Pharmacy England website here and read the service specification and the associated patient group directions.



Last Updated: 25th May 2023