All the relevant documents to the EHC service are below

Update from Sexual Health Services
23rd June 2020

The following Clinic’s open poster – Sexual Health advertises Cumbria Sexual Health Services and their current situation with regards to appointments. Please can you brief your team and also display the poster.

If you need any Chlamydia postal kits for your pharmacy please email david.morris@ncic.nhs.uk and he will get some delivered to you ASAP


10th April 2020

EHC DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 

We have been discussing EHC supply during the pandemic with our local sexual health guru, Professor Matt Phillips, and the County Council, which commissions the service.
It has been agreed that there is still a valid need to continue with provision; lockdown might even increase this need! However, a detailed consultation is impossible if social distancing requirements are to be satisfied.
The decision has been made to allow supply of LEVONORGESTREL ONLY, which has a greater safety margin than Ulipristal, with a much simplified process. This involves simply ascertaining whether the supply is requested within the appropriate time interval after UPSI, then whether a supply of one or two LNG 1500mg tablets should be made, depending on client’s body weight, or whether the individual is taking enzyme-inducing drugs.
This mini-consultation can be carried out using the form attached at a safe social distance OR by prior arrangement following a telephone consultation.
Please retain the consultation form in the pharmacy, and simply submit the number of service provisions monthly using the claim form which will temporarily replace the usual EHC template on PHARMOUTCOMES.

As always, please contact Community Pharmacy Cumbria with any queries.
Community Pharmacy Cumbria

 


EHC service Specification Commences from 1st Oct 2018

Aug 19 – We are aware that product supplies are an issue at the moment so please can you either contact another local pharmacy on behalf of the patient if you are unable to deliver the service. Please enquiry if they are able to delivering the service and if so have products available. If they do not, please signpost to the local sexual health clinic. 

Chlamydia screening packs can now be ordered by using the following email chlamydiascreening@cumbria.nhs.uk. This address will be checked every week day by the sexual health team and they will endeavour to deliver packs as soon as possible. This email can also be used if you have a query. As a requirement for the EHC service chlamydia screening kits need to be offered.

Please ensure that your kits are in date by checking the expiry dates.

If your kits are out of date please email The Sexual Health Team email chlamydiascreening@cumbria.nhs.uk to order replacements.

Training, assessment, accreditation and competency
It is the responsibility of the pharmacy contractor to make sure that all staff providing this service are appropriately trained and competent to do so. The commissioner may request evidence that this is the case.
All pharmacists providing this service should have completed the CPPE Declaration of Competence in Emergency Hormonal Contraception. Pharmacists should be able to provide evidence of training and Continuous Personal Development undertaken, if requested.
The pharmacist should sign approved Patient Group Directions (PGDs) for the supply/administration of emergency hormonal contraception by a community pharmacist from a community pharmacy and agree to work in accordance with the
PGDs. Please ensure you refer to the service specification.

Community Pharmacy Cumbria runs regular face to face training and they will be advertised on Eventbrite and News Brief.

EHC presentation from Debbie Glover, Clinical Team Lead – Sexual Health South Cumbria