Wales: greater access to EC and routine contraception through community pharmacies

January 2022. Last December, Welsh Health authorities announced changes on the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework. These will enable all pharmacies to provide emergency contraception (EC) and some forms of routine contraception. Other priority services that will be included are the common ailment, emergency medicine supply and seasonal influenza vaccination services.

The 713 community pharmacies registered in Wales already play an important role in making EC more accessible, having provided over 24.000 EC consultations in 2019-20.

For more details on the new contractual framework click here.