“The Pill” is the most widely used form of contraception. It is a pill that contains both oestrogen and progesterone hormones which work in a number of ways to prevent pregnancy.
If you are taking or thinking about taking the Pill it is really important to know the ins and outs.
For a more general look at contraception options click here
After you have started and settled on the pill we will usually be able to set you up with a 6 month supply and can supply a further six months without seeing you. In order to safely prescribe beyond this we need to do an annual Pill Check. This involves asking a few questions and measuring your weight and blood pressure. The easiest way is to book in with the nurses for this.
The national screening programme for breast cancer has made a huge difference and saved many lives. About 1 in 8 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. If it’s detected early, treatment is more successful and there’s a good chance of recovery.
Our nearest screening unit is in Maidstone and can be contacted by calling 01622 710185.