Services Database Emergency Hormonal Contraception (Ashton, Leigh and Wigan Area)

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Accredited pharmacists will supply Levonorgestrel Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) in line with the requirements of the locally agreed Patient Group Direction (PGD) to females at risk of unwanted pregnancy. If there is a risk that the patient is already pregnant, the pharmacy can offer a pregnancy test which will be reimbursed.

Location of service

Greater Manchester LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Emergency hormonal contraception

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Pharmacists can be accredited to provide the service by attending training provided by Wigan Borough CCG and completing the CPPE training package – Emergency Contraception, and submitting certification to prove this. Only pharmacists who complete both aspects of training will be accredited. Pharmacists may only commence service provision upon receipt of an Wigan Borough CCG Accreditation Certificate.


This service is available in the Ashton, Leigh and Wigan area only.