Services Database Provision of Emergency Hormonal Contraception under Patient Group Direction and Chlamydia Screening

Service ID



The service allows the supply of emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) as levonogestrel under Patient Group Direction (PGD) to females aged 15-24. A supply of six condoms can also be made to a client presenting for EHC, as well as a chlamydia screening kit. A pregnancy test  can be offered to a client if she is unsure if she is already pregnant.

Location of service

Walsall LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Sexual health

Other organisations involved

Walsall Condoms and Sexual Health services


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The Local Authority will provide training and information to promote service development and to keep pharmacy contractors and their staff updated on new developments, knowledge and evidence. Further support and updates may be on premises or at specifically arranged events.
The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) learning packs provide pharmacists with the necessary knowledge to underpin the provision of EHC as an enhanced service:

  • CPPE Emergency Hormonal Contraception Learning Pack
  • CPPE Child Protection Open Learning Programme (1.5 Hours

Two CPPE open learning programmes provide pharmacists with the necessary knowledge to underpin the provision of the chlamydia screening as an enhanced service,:

  •  CPPE Sexual Health: testing and treating Open Learning Programme (8 hrs)
  • CPPE Dealing with difficult discussions Open Learning Programme (8 hrs)