Services Database Emergency Hormonal Contraception for Women 13 to 24 years of Age (Wakefield Area)

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Emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) can be offered free of charge to clients aged 13-24 years of age. Levonorgestrel can be supplied under Patient Group Direction (PGD). 

A free pregnancy test should be offered to the patient if their period is overdue.

Location of service

West Yorkshire LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Emergency hormonal contraception

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The pharmacist must complete the CPPE distance learning packs in:

  • Emergency Contraception Open Learning Programme;
  • Safeguarding Children Open Learning Programme; and
  • Attend an EHC training event organised by the Commissioner/CPPE.

The pharmacist will be expected to attend at least one ongoing training event each year if required to do so to maintain accreditation for NHS Wakefield District.


This service is available in the Wakefield area only.