PSNC Briefing 012/14: NICE public health guidance – Contraceptive services with a focus on young people up to the age of 25 (April 2014)

PSNC Briefing 012/14: NICE public health guidance – Contraceptive services with a focus on young people up to the age of 25 (April 2014)

NICE has issued new guidance on contraceptive services (PH51), with a focus on young people up to the age of 25, which aims to assist in improving contraceptive services which in turn will reduce inequalities, unwanted conceptions and teenage pregnancies.  This Briefing explains the twelve recommendations which range from needs assessment and commissioning to provision, confidentiality and tailored support to meet the needs of those who are socially disadvantaged. Many of the recommendations include actions required by service providers such as community pharmacies.

Local authorities have the mandatory responsibility for commissioning all community and pharmacy contraceptive services, and it is expected that they will look to this guidance when reviewing and commissioning services, as by following these recommendations local authorities would make the best and most efficient use of resources to improve the health of people in their area.

PSNC Briefing 012/14 NICE public health guidance – Contraceptive services with a focus on young people up to the age of 25 (April 2014)

If you have queries on this PSNC Briefing or you require more information please contact Alastair Buxton, Director of NHS Services.

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