– Contract – EHC & Chlamydia (Leicester City Public Health)


 

*nb – The following information applies to Pharmacies in the Leicester City CCG area ONLY.

The Community Pharmacy Local Contract for the provision of EHC & Chlamydia screening for Leicester City Council has been extended to 31st March 2015.

Duration of Contract: 1st April 2014 – 31st March 2015

Background

The Authority must exercise a number of health service functions set out in section 2B of the NHS Act 2006 and the Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) Regulations. In order to satisfy these obligations the Authority has issued an agreement between the participating Community Pharmacies and Leicester City Council for the provision of community based EHC and Chlamydia screening services in Leicester City for sexually active patients aged 15- 24 years.

Chlamydia Screening Service Description

  • Deliver opportunistic Chlamydia screening and treatment (Clamelle Tablets) service to 15-24 year old clients in line with the National Chlamydia Screening Programme and locally agreed protocols and care pathways
  • Offer a user-friendly, non-judgmental, client-centered and confidential service. The service offered will be in line with the ‘You’re Welcome’ criteria http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_073586
  • The Clamelle treatment will be made free of charge to the client at the Authority’s expense
  • Refer excluded clients as soon as possible to another local service that can assist them
  • Provide support and advice to clients accessing the service. This includes advising on the avoidance of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through safer sex and condom use, (including long acting reversible contraceptive methods intrauterine devices, contraceptive implants and injectables).
  • Provide onward signposting to services that provide long-term contraceptive methods, diagnosis and management of STIs
  • Provide the name(s) of the designated lead that the Chlamydia Screening Office will liaise with for the treatment of positive patients. The contractor will immediately notify the Chlamydia Screening Office of changes in the designated lead
  • Provide Clamelle treatment to clients under the product license and over the counter following the Clamelle national eligibility protocol
  • Ensure that all health care professionals are compliant with the local protocols for the clinical management of all patients in receipt of services covered by the Service Level Agreement
  • Have their own Standard Operating Procedure to support this SLA

The Chlamydia Screening Office will:

  • Provide postal kits, posters and reasonable support materials, within ten working days of request as required by the contractor
  • Provide the necessary paperwork to the pharmacy contractor
  • Oversee all data collection and to facilitate liaison between the contractor and the Chlamydia Screening Office
  • Monitor the activity of each contractor and provide agreed management information and KPI reports to the respective Local Authority
  • Offer support, information and advice to pharmacists and pharmacy teams as needed
  • Provide training to meet the needs of pharmacists and pharmacy teams in order to ensure the safe and efficient running of the chlamydia screening service
  • Contact all positive patients to arrange treatment and partner notification
  • The Chlamydia Screening Programme will only take responsibility for managing those positive patients for whom the correct documentation has been recorded and received at the Chlamydia Screening Office

 

EHC Service Description

The Community Pharmacy will provide Levonelle to women under 24 years of age who request this and where it is clinically appropriate and, when providing this service to provide clients with information relating to contraception, pregnancy testing sites and local sexual health services / pathways.

The aim of this service is to reduce unintended pregnancy and improve sexual healthService Specification for the provision of a Community Pharmacy Based Service for Emergency Hormonal Contraception to women under 24 by:

  • Providing free Emergency Hormonal Contraception to young women in Leicester in line with requirements of the locally agreed PGD
  • Providing sexual health support and advice to clients accessing the service including onward signposting to other sexual health services
  • Increasing the knowledge, especially among young people, of the availability of emergency contraception and contraception from pharmacies
  • Increasing the knowledge of risks associated with STIs
  • Strengthening the local network of contraceptive and sexual health services to help ensure easy and swift access to advice
  • Providing Levonelle to women under 25 years of age who request this and where it is clinically appropriate and, when providing this service to supply six condoms and specified information.

Training requirements

  • The contractor must satisfy the Local Authority that pharmacists providing this service have attended the organised training events The Community Pharmacy must satisfy the Local Authority that Pharmacists are appropriately trained to provide the community based service.
  • Each individual pharmacist offering this community based service, (for and on behalf of a pharmacy contractor), must be fully trained with accreditation recognised by the Local Authority.
  • In addition to the above training, individual accredited pharmacists must every three years attend a refresh session organised by the Local Authority and keep up to date with changes in clinical practice including the medications and regulations that may impact upon this service to ensure that they are able to provide the most up to date and effective service.
  • The Community Pharmacist delivering the service must have completed appropriate training to enable them to provide medication using a Patient Group Direction.
  • Up to date certificates of competency must be maintained and copies may be requested by the Local Authority.
  • COMMUNITY PHARMACY PROVIDERS MUST INFORM THE LOCAL AUTHORITY IMMEDIATELY SHOULD THE ACCREDITED PHARMACIST CEASE
  • WORKING AT THE PHARMACY
  • The pharmacy must have an accredited confidential and private consultation area (as per MUR requirements)
  • The contractor will ensure appropriate training for staff which may include the
  • attendance at training events organised by the Local Authority

Claiming payment

The Pharmacy claim form (available below)  must be received by Leicester City Council monthly by the 10th of each month. Forms submitted more than TWO months in arrears will NOT be processed

Forms should be return to: Contract and Assurance Officer(Public Health), Leicester City Council,  1st Floor, Bosworth House, 9-15 Princess Road West, Leicester, LE1 6TH

 

Document Downloads

EHC & Chlamydia Service Specification  SERVICE SPEC FINAL 16 05 2014 Pharmacy LES specification 14-15
EHC Summary Document  EHC Summary Doc 041013
EHC PGD  2012PGDLLRPGD045EHCforPharmacistsFINAL4313
Pharmacy Extension Letter  Pharamcy First letter to pharmacists 130614
EHC Claim Form  EHC Claim Form City Pharmacies May 2014

Further information

Liz Rodrigo Public Health Principal 0116 454 2029 Liz.Rodrigo@Leicester.gov.uk

Address: Leicester City Council – 115 Charles Street – Leicester – LE1 1FZ