Services Database Supply of Emergency Hormonal Contraception under PGD (Eastern & Coastal Kent Area)

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The service allows a supply of emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) as levonorgestrel to be made under a Patient Group Direction (PGD) where clinically appropriate by a community pharmacist.

Supply can be made to a client under 20 (in exceptional circumstances women over 20 if they are unable to access another service) presenting within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse.

The service will be offered at no cost to the client.

A condom pack should also be offered to each client.

Location of service

Kent LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Emergency hormonal contraception

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The pharmacist:

  • should attend initial training run by the Kent Teenage Pregnancy Partnership (KTPP) to work to the PGD and to follow the Kent Safeguarding Sexually Active Tool and attend refresher training at least every two years;
  • has completed the CPPE (Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education) EHC course; and
  • should ensure that they are familiar with Kent Child Protection Committee procedures for referring children and young people who are thought to be at risk.


This service is available in the Eastern & Coastal Kent area only.