Services Database Provision of Oral Emergency Hormonal Contraception

Service ID



Please note this service is commissioned across Staffordshire. Therefore, the following LPCs have the same sexual health service in their areas:

  • North Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent LPC
  • South Staffordshire LPC

The service has only been added onto the Services Database under this entry to avoid duplication. This service is not available in Stoke-on-Trent. 

This service ensures easily access to emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) from community pharmacies. Where clinically indicated, a free supply of EHC is provided as specified within a Patient Group Direction for levonorgestrel or ulipristal acetate. 

Location of service

North Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Emergency hormonal contraception

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The practitioner delivering the service will:

  • be a pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council, based within registered premises;
  • have completed a CPPE DoC for EHC, updated every three years;
  • to provide ulipristal acetate, practitioners must have completed the EHC e-assessment which covers the supply of ulipristal acetatel and 
  • practitioners may wish to complete the CPPE e-kearning 'Dealing with Difficult Discussions' to aid them in delivering sexual health services.