Inverclyde Pharmacy First Clinical : I supplied a patient with EHC and two months of bridging contraception 3 months ago, and she has returned requesting EHC again. Can I porived this plus more bridging contraception?

·        Yes, it is known that some women use repeat courses of EHC. You should explore the reasons why she did not access ongoing contraceptive care after your last supply.

·        Unless you feel it is clinically inappropriate, you can make a further supply and you should encourage her to seek appropriate longer term contraception.

·        You may wish to ensure the SBAR notification includes details that this is a repeat request.

·        If you have any concerns about the patient’s behaviour please include in the SBAR.