Locally Commissioned Services

SEXUAL HEALTH

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Contact for Pharmacies

Helen Earp
Sexual Health Commissioner
Lifestyle and Prevention
Strategic Commissioning
Warwickshire county Council
Saltisford Office Park
Ansell Way
Warwick CV34 4UL

Email: helenearp@warwickshire.gov.uk

(for telephone number, please contact the LPC)


Documents & Downloads

EHC SLA

Chlamydia SLA

Levonorgestrel PGD

Ulipristal Acetate PGD

Doxycycline PGD

Azithromycin PGD

Confidentiality Statement

Decision-Making Algorithms

Useful Links

Respect Yourself Website

Respect Yourself Blog

Service Locations

Sexual Health Warwickshire

Chlamydia Testing

Case Study

User Guides

EHC Process Guide

EHC PharmOutcomes Guide

CSW JETS Guide

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Warwickshire


In 2015 pharmacies in England delivered over 17,300 chlamydia screenings.¹

Community Pharmacy sexual health services in Warwickshire are designed to improve access to key treatments including emergency hormonal contraception and treatment for chlamydia infection. Providers of sexual health services also encourage clients to access mainstream contraceptive services and provide education on available contraception and the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases.

All services are conducted face to face in the pharmacy and allow an opportunity for the pharmacist to advise the patient in a confidential, non-judgemental and easily accessible environment.


Additional support and commonly asked questions.

  • How do I become accredited to provide EHC services in Warwickshire?
  • Now that I am accredited, can I deliver the service in all pharmacies in Warwickshire?
  • If I am accredited to provide the scheme in Warwickshire can I provide it for other Local Authorities?
  • I am already accredited to provide the scheme in another Local Authority can I provide it in Warwickshire?
  • I have a safeguarding concern, what should I do?
  • How does the Coronavirus crisis impact this service?
  • Interim payments through Covid-19 discontinued
  • Delayed payments
How do I become accredited to provide EHC services in Warwickshire?

To provide these services in Warwickshire you must complete a declaration of competence on PharmOctcomes as per the SLA on page 3. You will need to complete the following learning:

1. Emergency contraception (CPPE 2012; e-learning) 2. Contraception (CPPE 2009; Open Learning) 3. Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults (CPPE 2012; e-learning) 4. Ensuring all accredited Pharmacists have enhanced level DBS status.

Optional training includes: Emergency hormonal contraception – public health (CPPE 2011; Workshop) Dealing with difficult discussions (CPPE 2006; Open Learning) Adolescent health (CPPE 2008; Open Learning)

To maintain competence it is recommended that you keep a record of your profession development and renew your assessments every 3 years.

Where the learning programme provides pharmacists with an assessment or record of completion this must be kept by the pharmacist and uploaded via the JETS Portal.

Multiples will need to contact their Head Office for this process.

You should read and sign the PGDs (downloadable from the JETS portal – sign and upload back to the portal.

There are versions downloadable from the LPC website in the download and documents section.

Now that I am accredited, can I deliver the service in all pharmacies in Warwickshire?

No. You can only deliver the service in pharmacies who have signed the SLA.  If you are in a pharmacy which has not signed the SLA you should signpost the young person to the nearest pharmacy providing the service

If I am accredited to provide the scheme in Warwickshire can I provide it for other Local Authorities?

No. You will need to check the requirements of the local scheme with the local authority in which you would like to offer the scheme. You should look at the relevant LPC website and contact the Local Authority. You will need to make yourself familiar with the local scheme, SLA and PGDs.

I am already accredited to provide the scheme in another Local Authority can I provide it in Warwickshire?

No, your pharmacy must be registered on the JETS portal – https://in-tendhost.co.uk/CSW-JETS/aspx/Home

Multiples will need to contact their Head Office for this process.

You must read and sign the Warwickshire PGDs and have completed all the CPPE learning for the relevant services you wish to provide. You should contact Etty Martin with your declaration of competence.

I have a safeguarding concern, what should I do?

If you have a safe guarding concern you must contact the safeguarding team. Information is supplied on the LPC website: Warwickshire Safeguarding You must not assume that someone else will report the incident. Safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults is everyone’s responsibility. Anyone under 13 cannot consent to sexual intercourse and safeguarding must be informed.

How does the Coronavirus crisis impact this service?

Please find below the information we received from the commissioner:

The main ISH contract has moved to a telephone triage and ‘click and collect’ model as of Monday 23rd March for both screening and contraception in line with the most up to date guidelines, accepting that these can and are changing all the time.

With regards to those pharmacies contracted by WCC to provide EHC and Chlamydia screening we are happy for them also to move to a telephone support/triage and ‘click and collect’ model, although where absolutely necessary we would hope that delivery of medication would also be provided.

The digital offer the main ISH contract use for Chlamydia screening is https://www.freetest.me/landing/warwickshire, people can be referred to this website to obtain a kit.

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We understand some pharmacies will experience staffing issues and may have to temporarily close or suspend services.

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT PHARMACIES COMMUNICATE ANY SERVICE PROVISION DIFFICULTIES TO PATIENTS AND COMMISSIONERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Please ensure patient signposting information is displayed OUTSIDE the building so that patients can access services when they need them.

Interim payments through Covid-19 discontinued

The interim payments through Covid-19 will be discontinued from 1 st October 2020.

Payments for Pharmacies through Covid return to routine payments

Delayed payments

15th September 2020: We’ve received reports from pharmacies that they have not received payments for this service.  We have been advised that some payments may be delayed but being rectified.  Please make sure you’ve returned your signed contract variations. Any problems, contact the commissioner (helenearp@warwickshire.gov.uk).


Reference
(1) Public Health England, Infection report, Volume 10 Number 22


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