Services Database Sexual Health Services for Under 25s (North Somerset Area)

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The aims of this service are to:

  • increase the knowledge, especially among young people, of the availability of emergency hormonal contraception and Chlamydia screening;
  • improve access to emergency hormonal contraception, treatment for Chlamydia, pregnancy testing and sexual health advice;
  • increase the use of emergency hormonal contraception by women who have had unprotected sex and help contribute to a reduction in the number of unplanned pregnancies in the client group;
  • increase opportunities for young people to talk in, a confidential environment, about their sexual health;
  • refer clients, especially those from hard to reach groups, into mainstream sexual health services;
  • promote free condoms in order to reduce unwanted pregnancy and transmission of STIs; and
  • increase the knowledge of risks associated with Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

 This service is available to patients aged under 25 years of age.

Location of service

Avon 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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Details should be reported to Pubic Health and certificates shown

Pharmacists who wish to provide the EHC service should :

  • attend a local or complete a CPPE “Safeguarding Children” child protection course (every three years);
  • complete the CPPE EHC course;
  • attend Levonelle PGD training in North Somerset (every two years or whenever PGD is substantially updated)

Pharmacists who wish to provide the chlamydia screening service should:

  • attend azithromycin PGD training in North Somerset (every two years or whenever the PGD is substantially updated)

Other training requirements are:

  • the majority of staff should attend the Basic Sexual Health training provided by North Somerset Public Health
  • all staff registering young people for a 17 -24 c-card should attend the condom registration training provided by North Somerset Public Health
  • all staff carrying out pregnancy testing consultations should have attended the training provided by the “No Worries!” service
  • all trained pharmacists and sexual health lead member of staff should attend annual Networking and Update session with N Somerset Public Health Team

 Other recommended courses include:

  • CPPE Sexual Health: testing and treating Open Learning Programme (8 hrs)
  • CPPE Dealing with difficult discussions Open Learning Programme (8 hrs)
  • CPPE Patient group direction (PGD) – developing and implementing them safely


This service is available in the North Somerset area only.