Services Database Sexual health – Oral Contraception (Lambeth Area)

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In this service, pharmacists are able to provide oral hormonal contraception women aged 16 years and over, in accordance with a Patient Group Direction (PGD).  

As well as supplying OC, the pharmacist also has a duty to provide the service user with appropriate contraceptive information, STI information and associated health promotion advice/literature. This will include information on other primary and secondary care providers as appropriate, to be provided by Lambeth Local Authority. Any woman aged 16 and over who fulfils criteria within the PGD may access free OC.

Location of service

Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham LPC


Local Authority (LA)

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Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Sexual health

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This service can only be provided by accredited pharmacists who have satisfactorily completed approved training by Guys and St Thomas’ (GSTT) Reproductive and Sexual health Service and undergone clinical placement and signed off as competent by Sexual Health Consultant at the GSTT Community Health Services Reproductive and Sexual Health Clinic.


This service is available in the Lambeth area only.