In recent times, a lot of women have found themselves struggling to access effective contraception due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
As a result of the ongoing pandemic, GP practices are unable to offer face-to-face appointments and their telephone consultations are booked up almost imminently. Hence, many women are left unable to obtain their repeat prescriptions for contraceptive medication, resulting in the risk of unplanned pregnancies.
More than 3 million people were prescribed the contraceptive pill in the year 2017-18, with these statistics remaining similar over the last 3 years. Currently, 45% of pregnancies and one third of births in England are unplanned. With GP practices under immense pressure due to the prevalence of Covid-19, doctors are having to filter through appointments based on urgency, which means a lot of women are unable to order their prescriptions for contraception on time. Here at The Chemist Live, we are able to provide these services without the need for a prescription.
We can provide a vast range of products including oral contraceptive medication such as Mercilon, Microgynon 30 ED, Yasmin, etc. Moreover, we are able to dispense medication for other conditions such as Thrush (e.g., Miconazole nitrate 2% w/w with hydrocortisone) or Vaginal Candidiasis (e.g., Clotrimazole 1%) without the requirement of having a prescription. We have found that due to the busy lifestyle majority of patients lead, they are unable to find the time to make appointments with their doctor for the medication they require, hence, delaying their treatment and causing unnecessary discomfort and stress. This is where The Chemist Live can help.
Many patients forget to order their prescriptions with their doctor's surgeries and are left without any medication. We are able to provide our services out of normal surgery practice hours including weekends, which is convenient for a lot of patients who may work late or are struggling to find the time.
If you would like more information about anything discussed, contact The Chemist Live on 08004480182 and speak to one of our registered Pharmacists