Services Database Emergency Hormonal Contraception in Pharmacies (Worcestershire Area)

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This service is available to all females aged 13 years or over in Worcestershire.

The service allows the free supply of emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) as levonorgestrel under Patient Group Direction (PGD). Pharmacists will also provide support and advice to service users, ensuring that discussions about sexually transmitted infections takes place giving special considerations to signposting to chlamydia screening services.

Location of service

Herefordshire & Worcestershire 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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All pharmacists involved in the provision of the service must have relevant knowledge and have completed the following training:

  • The CPPE package on either Contraception or Emergency Hormonal Contraception;
  • The CPPE package Safeguarding Children or have an understanding of child protection guidance; and
  • Have relevant knowledge on the theory of PGDs - available at


This service is available in the Worcestershire area only.