Services Database Emergency Hormonal Contraception Service

Service ID

28309

Description

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

Commissioner

Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Emergency hormonal contraception

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

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.

Comments

This service is available in the Northamptonshire area only.