Emergency Hormonal Contraception
Published on: 19th July 2013 | Updated on: 15th March 2022
Examples of this service that have been commissioned locally are available on the Community Pharmacy England online services database.
Tools and publications which may be useful to support the commissioning of this service can be found on the Service development tools and publications hub.
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EN11 Emergency Hormonal Contraception template service specification (Microsoft Word)
Above is a nationally negotiated template service specification (developed and agreed by Community Pharmacy England, the Department of Health and NHS Employers) and associated resources on the service. LPCs and contractors are able to negotiate to provide services in accordance with this specification where a local need for the service is determined. Alternatively LPCs, contractors or the service commissioner are free to develop their own local services in response to identified needs.
Community Pharmacy England Briefing 029/13: Sexual Health Services (March 2013)
This Community Pharmacy England Briefing summarises two documents published in early 2013: A Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England; and Commissioning Sexual Health services and interventions.
The Community Pharmacy England resource Community Pharmacy – at the Heart of Public Health describes the main public health services that are provided by community pharmacies and the evidence base for these services.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – The value of community pharmacy: full report and summary report.
This report contains a chapter which provides PwC’s assessment of the value associated with community pharmacy’s current role in providing emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) services in England.
The Professional Standards for Public Health Practice for Pharmacy (2014) provide a framework to help pharmacy teams, commissioners and those contracting services to design, implement, deliver and monitor high quality public health practice through pharmacy.