Services Database Provision of Combined Oral Contraception and Progestogen-Only Contraception Pills (Southwark Area)

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In this service, pharmacists are able to provide oral hormonal contraception (combination and progestogen-only pills) women aged 16 years and over, in accordance with a Patient Group Direction (PGD).  

The pharmacist will provide general advice and support to those seeking advice on contraception and signposting to specific services where appropriate.

Location of service

Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham LPC


Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Service type

Sexual health

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The service can only be provided by accredited pharmacists who have satisfactorily completed training approved by Southwark CCG. Initially, this is a 2 day accreditation course with annual update. The accredited pharmacist must also agree to attend additional courses as deemed as necessary by Southwark CCG. This training schedule must be considered mandatory to provide the service.


This service is available in the Southwark area only.