Services Database Oral Contraception Management Service PILOT (Wirral)

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The aim of the pilot is to create additional capacity in primary care and sexual health clinics for ongoing oral contraception access to be available through a community pharmacy to relieve the burden on wider primary care and sexual health clinics and provide improved access for patients.


  1. To test a model for community pharmacy teams to continue the provision of contraception supplies initiated in primary care or sexual health clinics using a Patient Group Direction to undertake the review and supply process.
  2. To test an integrated pathway between existing services and community pharmacies to allow people greater choice and access when considering continuing their current form of contraception.
  3. To identify a consistent agreed data set that should be shared with the community pharmacy independent via any specific IT system to support the referral process and feedback loop to the GP held patient record where appropriate.
  4. To evaluate the Tier 1 service model encompassing quantitative and qualitative measures including service user experience, the experience of pharmacy staff and primary care and sexual health professionals and the safety of the service within community pharmacy.
  5. To inform the scope and service model design for a Tier 2 service that would enable a community pharmacy initiated oral contraception service pilot.

Location of service

Cheshire & Wirral LPC


NHS England

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Service type

Sexual health

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