Services Database Supply of Emergency Hormonal Contraception under Patient Group Direction (East Sussex County Council Area)

Service ID



A service that allows patients to receive emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) as levonorgestrel or ulipristal under a Patient Group Direction (PGD).

Location of service

East 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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Emergency contraception may only be supplied by a pharmacist accredited under the accompanying PGD. Medicine counter staff must be trained to refer each request for EHC.

The pharmacist must have completed the training detailed below:

  • CPPE Emergency Contraception Open Learning Programme (3 hours);
  • CPPE Contraception Open Learning Programme (12 hours);
  • CPPE Child Protection Open Learning Programme (1.5 hours); and
  • Attended a workshop on EHC each year organised or designated by the local authority to complete the local competency assessment.


This service is available in the East Sussex County Council area only. All claims to be made via PharmOutcomes.