Emergency Hormonal Contraception
Pharmacies Offering EHC in Staffordshire:
This is the most up to date the LPC have of the list of pharmacies offering EHC services – please contact us if you believe you should either be added or removed from this list.
Structure for service management of EHC provision in Staffordshire:
NB: These service is for Staffordshire pharmacies. Stoke City Council will continue to be commission EHC directly from pharmacies via Stoke City Council Public Health Dept.
The SLA and PGDs have been agreed by Lloyds, NHSE and Staffordshire Public Health Sexual Health Team. If you have any questions about how the SLA, and PGDs operate you can contact the LPC and we will help where we can. Otherwise we will refer you to the Lloyds services team responsible for this service.
If you have any service payment queries these should be addressed to Lloyds as they pay pharmacies for this service.
If you are interested in offering EHC you should contact Lloyds service office to ask if they need more pharmacies to join the service.
Lloyds Service Office can be contacted via email at Staffs-ehc@Celesio.co.uk
Service Spec for EHC extended to March 2020 :
Please note that the original service spec has been extended to March 2020, a letter was sent to EHC pharmacies to notify them of this. If you do not have a copy of the letter please email Staffs-ehc@Celesio.co.uk and then you can add that to your services file to show that the contract is up to date.
PGDs updated for January 2020
Note from service commissioner: The PGDs are mostly the same as before – the major change really being that they now allow for provision of a double dose of Levonorgestrel to those women who have a higher BMI but who are otherwise excluded from Ulipristal Acetate.
Proforma: NB Caution: this pro-forma is mapped to the previous version of the PGDs, therefore advise record live on PharmOutcomes or if you must use a paper form do so with caution as there have been some changes to the PGDs EHC consultation proforma Nov 2017
Please see safeguarding information here
To deliver the PGD not only has the pharmacist to be accredited, the pharmacy must also have a contract with Staffordshire Public Health. If you wish to deliver EHC in a pharmacy please do not do so until you have confirmed that the pharmacy does have a contract in place.
The consultation process:
either live recording on PharmOutcomes or paper form and details added to PharmOutcomes afterwards – details of process and client signature requirement is given below:
Consultation with live connection to PharmOutcomes: Consultations can be conducted and information added straight on to PharmOutcomes if you have a live connection in your consultation room.
If you are completing the module live on PharmOutcomes in the consultation room with the patient in front of you, there is a question requiring you to confirm that you have checked that the patient has received and understood the advice and the commissioners will accept this in lieu of a signature on a paper form.
Consultation without live connection to PharmOutcomes: Please use the ProForma during the consultation . The ProForma is also available on the PharmOutcomes EHC module. The ProForma reflects the questions in the PharmOutcomes module and has been written to reflect the details in the PGDs. When no live link is available in the consultation room please print out a copy of the ProForma for use during the consultation process.
The PGD requires the client to sign to say they have given consent and have been counselled and understand the advice, there is space at the bottom of the ProForma for the pharmacist and the client to sign. If you are completing a paper form this must be signed by the client. The information MUST be transferred to PharmOutcomes as soon as possible after completing the consultation to record and claim for the provision.
Newsletters for Pharmacies offering EHC Service in Staffordshire
To help with service provision the Public Health Department have put these documents together for you to use.
You can find information on Sexual Health Clinics in Staffordshire via the links below; the updated list of pharmacies offering emergency contraception which can be found at the top of this webpage.
Openclinic – Sexual Health Services in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
Russell’s Hall Hospital, Dudley
Embrace -Wolverhampton Sexual Health Service
Umbrella – Sutton Coldfield
Wish -Walsall Integrated Sexual Health Service
Chlamydia: Pharmacies are no longer able to issue Chlamydia tests
Chlamydia Treatment: There is no locally commissioned pharmacy Chlamydia treatment services at this time.