The service will involve community pharmacists providing ongoing management of routine oral contraception that was initiated in general practice or a sexual health clinic; this is the Tier 1 service.
The supplies will be authorised via a Patient Group Direction (PGD), with appropriate checks, such as the measurement of the patient’s blood pressure and body mass index, being undertaken, where necessary.
The Tier 2 service will enable community pharmacists to also initiate oral contraception, via a PGD, and provide ongoing clinical checks and annual reviews. There is currently a pilot running for the Tier 2 service. More information can be found here: Pharmacy Contraception Service – Tier 2 Pilot
For key information, please see the CPE website.
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