Services Database Sexual Health HIV Testing (Wandsworth Council Area)

Service ID



Aims of the service

The scheme aims to encourage pharmacists to actively offer clients (in line with inclusion criteria and clinical guidelines) a HIV test.

Inclusion criteria
Wandsworth residents aged 18-59 meeting the following criteria:

  • Clients attending for EHC or chlamydia screening
  • Clients who are attending needle exchange
  • Requesting a HIV test (either proactively or following prompting through counter card.

Exclusion criteria

  • Those who (as far as known) have symptoms of sero-conversion illness OR are known to be HIV positive
  • Clients who lack capacity to give informed consent to test

Location of service

Sutton, Merton & Wandsworth LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Blood-borne virus screening

Other organisations involved


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Any staff (counter, technician, pharmacist) must attend and complete (to the Council’s satisfaction) the locally defined Public Health training & accreditation programme comprised of the following elements:

  • Attendance at local workshop
  • Complete the following CPPE packs
    o CPPE Sexual Health: testing and treating
    o CPPE Dealing with difficult discussions
  •  Completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check with no adverse outcome
  • Registration with the Public Health Directorate (Council) as a provider
  • Evidence of the completed training and accreditation must be provided to the Council (Public Health) before you can commence offering the scheme.
  • Records of completion of these packs must.


This service is available in the Wandsworth Council area only.