Services Database Provision of Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) in Community Pharmacy

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The aim of this service is to enable the provision of emergency hormonal contraception (EHC), free of charge to the patient, under a NHS Doncaster Patient Group Direction (PGD). Pharmacy contractors providing this service will be required to provide the service to appropriate patients who either “walk in” or are signposted from another organisation.

Location of service

Doncaster LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Emergency hormonal contraception

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In order to offer the service, pharmacists must have:

  • completed the CPPE Emergency Hormonal Contraception open learning program (2005); and
  • attended the Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) organised EHC initial training session. If the pharmacist has attended a non-DMBC organised training session, a DMBC agreed declaration of competence must be completed and submitted.

 To continue providing the service, all pharmacists providing the service are required to attend an EHC refresher training session every two years (evidence of refresher training will be required if training was not organised by DMBC).