Services Database Emergency Hormonal Contraception

Service ID



Pharmacists are able to supply, if deemed appropriate, Levonorgestrel 1.5mg tablets or Ulipristal Acetate 30mg under Patient Group Direction (PGD).

This service is available to women aged 22 or younger. Under exceptional circumstances women aged 23 years and older can be supplied Levonelle 1500 via the PGD if they are unable to purchase OTC Levonelle and unable to access a supply from another NHS source before the 72 hour limit, assuming that they fulfil all other criteria in the PGD.

Location of service

West Sussex 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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Every pharmacist wishing to be accredited must attend a CPPE/WSCC approved training course

Every pharmacist wishing to be accredited must complete the CPPE Emergency Contraception, Contraception and Safeguarding distance learning packs and provide WSCC with evidence they have successfully completed the multiple choice questions within 6 months of attending CPPE Training course.