Services Database Sexual Health

Service ID

89955

Description

As part of a local network, pharmacies will provide rapid access to high quality contraceptive and sexual health services, namely:

  • opportunistic chlamydia screening of sexually active young people under 25 years old and testing of partners regardless of age;
  • provision, via a Patient Group Direction (PGD), of treatment for chlamydia infection to clients aged from 14 years and over;
  • provision, via a PGD, of emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) to clients aged from 13 years and over; and
  • provide sexual health promotion and advice and signposting to local sexual health services, GP Practices and other appropriate services.

Location of service

Suffolk LPC

Commissioner

Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Sexual health

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

Pharmacists must complete CPPE sexual health module and EHC module and child protection learning/safeguarding children and vulnerable adults training. Suffolk County Council provide safeguarding training and working together training.

Contractors must retain their original certificates within the pharmacy. Update training should be completed at least every two years after being fully trained.

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