The PGD for emergency contraception has been updated. The training requirements to provide this service have also been updated with a few changes. The information below highlights some of these changes.

Under the section, Professional and other qualification required, the PGD states that each pharmacist would attend one face to face CPPE Emergency contraception workshop every 3 years. This will give the pharmacists an opportunity to refresh their knowledge, discuss any new guidance and meet with peers to share best practice and local issues and solutions. At the workshop as well as our expertly trained CPPE tutor there will be local sexual health clinician/experts and a representative from Brook to support with any questions.

Under the section, requirement of education/training, the PGD has also states that providers of the emergency contraception service will complete a Declaration of competence (DoC) for emergency contraception and review and update it every 3 years.

As a pharmacy professional you are responsible for keeping your knowledge and skills up to date. Completing the CPPE learning and assessments suggested in the DoC framework for this service, carrying out the pre-workshop reading and tasks and attending the workshop will support you in meeting specific competencies within the DoC self-assessment framework for this service.

As part of the DoC and PGD you will be asked to complete the e-assessment on emergency contraception and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults . The e-learning programmes for these will help you prepare for the assessment, emergency

contraception:, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults:

Please ensure you have fully read the October 2017 PGD and understand the changes made.

To help support you with these changes CPPE will be providing 2 fully funded workshops per year in Milton Keynes (dates tbc). This will provide an opportunity to not only attend a workshop, but the CPPE tutor and local clinician/experts will be there to support any questions you have regarding the service or training requirements.

PGD October 2017

Extension letter to April 2018

Your contact is:

Sue Burridge

Senior Officer for Public Health – Sexual Health

For Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and Milton Keynes Council

Direct dial : 01234 276824 (44824)