Contraceptive Pill Review Information

Are you currently being prescribed the contraceptive pill?

If you are well, on the contraceptive pill and you provide us with the information that we require, we are able to carry out a medication review without the need for you to have a pill check appointment.

(Please note that this process is only applicable to patients aged 18 and over, any patients aged under 18 being prescribed the contraceptive pill will still need to attend face to face review appointments.)

Ready to order your next prescription?

  • At Overton & Oakley Surgeries, you may check your blood pressure, height and weight using the machines in the waiting room. Alternatively, if you have a blood pressure machine and scales at home, please use these. Some pharmacies offer this facility.
  • Complete a contraceptive pill review; you can complete the review online here.
  • Submit your prescription request using your chosen method.

Please note that your prescription request will not be processed without the above actions being taken.

Contraceptive Pill Checklist

Please read the following information before completing the checklist:

Please note that this form is only for the use of women 18 years and over. In order to provide the contraceptive pill safely we need to ask you a number of questions. We would be grateful if you could complete this form when you submit your next repeat prescription request. If you are having any problems with your medication or would like to consider alternative contraception options, please speak to one of our GP’s or Women’s Health Nurse, who will be able to advise you.

Please read the following information before completing the checklist:

The contraceptive pill may not work if you have diarrhoea or vomiting.

Commonly used antibiotics don’t affect the pill.

Medicines such as some of those used to treat epilepsy, HIV and TB, and the complementary medicine St John’s Wort, may make it less effective.

For contraceptive advice and information on long acting reversible contraception please visit

If we have any problems with re-issuing your prescription we will contact you. If not, your prescription will be ready for you to collect within 2 working days.

Please remember to attend for your cervical smear testing (EVERY 3 years for women aged 25-50 and EVERY 5 years for women aged 50- 65)