Services Database Chlamydia Screening Grab Bins (Plymouth Area)

Service ID

44904

Description

This scheme is for selected community pharmacies currently providing Plymouth’s Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) service to offer chlamydia testing through a grab bin.

The pharmacy will make available chlamydia screening kits to sexually active males and females aged between 16 and 24 years.

Kits will be available on open display for self-selection by members of the public from floor display units or counter display units.

The pharmacy will signpost suitable individuals to the availability of the chlamydia kits, for example when individuals are purchasing condoms, collecting oral contraceptive pills and requesting Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC), as agreed with the local Chlamydia Screening Programme (CSP).

Advice on how to utilise the kit, how to return it for testing and what will happen following completion of the test will be provided in line with the approach adopted by the local Chlamydia Screening Programme.

Location of service

Devon LPC

Commissioner

Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Chlamydia

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Pharmacists must have been delivering the EHC scheme in Plymouth and have completed all the necessary training related to this and be based within a pharmacy in a locality as agreed by the CSP.

Any new pharmacist involved in the provision of this service must have completed the relevant training which can include:

  • CPPE training on emergency contraception;
  • Safeguarding children;
  • Local levonorgestrel EHC PGD training; and
  • Azithromycin PGD training.

The pharmacist will also attend regular sexual health update training as deemed necessary.

Comments

This service is available in the Plymouth area only.