Services Database Emergency Oral Hormonal Contraception Service

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The purpose of this service is to ensure that women aged 13 years and over have equitable access to emergency oral hormonal contraceptive (EOHC) in a convenient location, the demand for which may be urgent and/or unpredictable.

The service will enable the pharmacist in a commissioned pharmacy to supply EOHC free at the point of access to patients aged 13 and over, presenting at the pharmacy, requesting emergency contraception, in line with the associated Patient Group Direction (PGD).  In addition, the pharmacist or their support staff will signpost the patient to specialist sexual health services for ongoing contraceptive advice. Free condoms will also be offered to women accessing the service.

The service will be available to all women aged 13 years and over requesting EOHC.

Location of service

County Durham & Darlington LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Sexual health

Other organisations involved


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Not known.


This service is available in the Darlington area only.