The NHS provides free access to contraception for all patients.

NHS Community Pharmacy Contraceptive Service

Many local community pharmacies now provide contraceptive services, including both initiation and maintenance of existing contraceptive methods. Some pharmacies offer walk-in services as well as appointments, providing additional capacity for these needs. Before contacting our surgery for contraception requests, we recommend considering one of these local pharmacies.

PharmacyMonitoring and continuation of existing contraceptionInitiation of new contraception
Boots Market Place  
0191 384 2213
Yes – Walk in and booked appointmentsYes – Walk in and booked appointments
Tesco Extra Dragonville  
0345 677 9201
Yes – Booked Appointments OnlyNo
Sherburn Village Pharmacy
0191 372 0767
Yes – Booked Appointments OnlyNo


Alternatively, you can contact the surgery or the local Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic (CASH).

Telephone the CASH Clinic for Contraception


Contact the Surgery for Contraception

Last modified: October 11, 2023