Virtual Pill Check

Repeat Contraception Pill Request Policy May 2018

Patients who are on any contraceptive pill can request their repeat prescription using the Contraceptive Pill Review.

Alternatively, there are printed versions in the waiting area and also patients can request one to be printed for them from reception.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Anyone under the age 16 or above 50 should have a face to face appointment to assess needs and eligibility/need for contraception
  • Patients who hasn’t had the pill for 3 consecutive months up to the point of request
  • If the form is incomplete eg. no Blood Pressure/height/weight entered, patients will be urged to complete the form which can be done over the phone or asked to fill a new form to send in.

The filled forms can be returned to the surgery via post, handing into the reception or by posting it via the prescription box in the entrance of the surgery.

Filled forms are scanned onto Docman and put into the daily post/task list via patient’s own GP.

Prescription is issued for 12 months unless there is a contraindication not to and sent via EPS.

This pill check is documented in the Pill Check Template in EMIS record of the patient.

If there are any concerns, patient is called to book a face to face appointment with a doctor.