Services Database Emergency Hormonal Contraception Service

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Pharmacists will provide young women under the age of 25 (including under 16’s) with Levonelle 1500, if deemed clinically appropriate, working under a Patient Group Direction (PGD).

The pharmacist should encourage all young women to be screened for Chlamydia before issuing Levonelle 1500 and the pharmacist should also signpost the client to local C-Card outlets.

In addition, pharmacists will refer all clients to the local Integrated Sexual Health Service for a full consultation regarding ongoing contraception unless the client opts out.

Location of service

Northamptonshire & Milton Keynes 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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All pharmacists must have:

  • completed the CPPE Emergency Contraception Open Learning Programme;
  • completed the CPPE Contraception Open Learning Programme (by 30th September 2014);
  • completed the Online Safeguarding Children e-Learning Training; and
  • attended the NCC authorised annual evening training session.


This service is available in the Northamptonshire area only.