Services Database Provision of Emergency Hormonal Contraception Through Community Pharmacy (Gateshead Area)

Service ID



The Service is to provide an Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) Service, the dispensing of Levonorgestrel 1500 mcg tablet and Ulipristal 30mg tablet (ellaOne) includes signposting/referral of Service Users onto other local sexual health services and or General Practice. Provision of free dual screen (chlamydia and gonorrhoea) kits for under 25 year olds and signposting / offer of free condoms is also part of this service.

Location of service

Gateshead & South Tyneside LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Emergency hormonal contraception

Other organisations involved


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For pharmacists currently accredited and delivering the service, their training requirements remain valid up to February 1st 2017. New pharmacists wanting to deliver this service will be required to adhere to the new Accreditation requirements below:

Accreditation of pharmacists is conditional on successful completion of assessment (every 3 years) of the following Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) e-learning and assessment packages:

• Emergency Contraception
• Contraception
• Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults.
• Completion of a CPPE self-assessment and signed and dated Declaration of Competence (DoC) for community pharmacy emergency contraception services (hosted on This should indicate dates of successful completion of assessment of the above CPPE packages and a copy sent to the Council annually.


This service is available in the Gateshead area only.