Services Database Emergency Hormonal Contraception

Service ID



The aim of this service is to increase the availability of Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC), free of charge to the patient, through community pharmacies in Barnsley.
As well as offering EHC, if deemed appropriate, the pharmacist will also:

  • discuss ongoing contraception, in particular long acting reversible contraception (LARC);
  • discuss sexually transmitted infections (STIs)and offer a chlamydia test. Postal chlamydia test kits will be provided by (SWYPFT) which can be taken away and used by the patient; and
  • discuss the C Card + scheme and provide sign up and a supply of condoms as required; and
  • link into local sexual health and community contraceptive services, as appropriate, so that there is a robust and rapid referral pathway for people who need onward signposting to services that provide on-going contraception, for example, LARC and diagnosis and management of STIs.

Location of service

Barnsley LPC


Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Emergency hormonal contraception

Other organisations involved

Barnsley Contraception and Sexual Health Service (CASH)


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Prior to provision of the service, all pharmacists providing the service are required to;

  • have the appropriate skills, training and checks to deliver this service to young people aged 16 and over;
  • have completed the current CPPE Emergency Hormonal Contraception open learning programme (2012) and corresponding assessment (or previous editions with updates); and
  • have completed the current CPPE Safeguarding Children open learning programme (2102) and corresponding assessment (or equivalent).