Emergency hormonal contraception commonly known as the “morning after pill” is available from Rohpharm Pharmacies either with or without a prescription.
The emergency contraceptive pill is most effective if it is taken as soon as possible after you have had unprotected intercourse, but can be taken up to 72hours afterwards. However, the sooner the better.
If you need emergency hormonal contraceptive advice you can speak with a Pharmacist, either in the Pharmacy, or informally by phone. After a more formal, but discreet and private consultation, within the Pharmacist, if it is considered appropriate and safe, we can provide you with this form of contraception.
We will never ask you about the circumstances which have led to you seeking contraception advice but we will need to ask you some general medical questions to make sure emergency hormonal contraception is suitable for you to take.
Emergency hormonal contraception is extremely safe with no serious side effects and if it was to fail, and you become pregnant, it has not been shown to affect the pregnancy or harm the developing baby in anyway.
Under the Redbridge emergency hormonal contraception [EHC] service , an accredited pharmacist can assess, advise and if protocol indicates, provide emergency hormonal contraception [EHC] to young women 13-25 years old, free of charge under a patient group direction [PGD]
In Newham the emergency hormonal contraception, an accredited pharmacist can assess, advise and if protocol indicates, provide emergency hormonal contraception [EHC] to young women 13-25 years old, free of charge under a patient group direction [PGD]