Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC)
Providing the Service
Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) have commissioned a service for the provision of free-to-patient emergency hormonal contraception to women aged 13-19 years. You must have an agreement in place with LCC as the commissioner, and have signed (and where appropriate returned) any required documentation, including the PGD before commencing provision.
If you are interested in signing up for the EHC service, you should contact Sam Crow (email@example.com), Senior Public Health Office at LCC.
Pharmacists providing the service must ensure that they have completed adequate training. Assessment of this is through a Declaration of Competence; you can find out more about the Declaration of Competence model at www.cppe.ac.uk/services/declaration-of-competence
Pharmacists must also ensure that they have up-to-date and appropriate safeguarding training in place.
Further details of the training and skills required can be found in the service documents and the PGD.
Service Documents – May 2023 Updated versions
- Decision Tree v1.2 (May 2023)
- LCC EllaOne Guideline v2.0 (May 2023)
- Levonorgestrel-National-PGD-template-V2.0 (March-2023) – updated March 2023 (please note that a PGD is not required for ulipristal as this is not a Prescription Only Medicine)
- Record Form v1.2 (May 2023)
Service Documents –
These are older documents which can still be used to support service delivery.
- Pharmacy EC letter
- EC Qtr recording pharmacy
- Serious Incident Report
- EC Pharmacy Annual Review template V4
- EC Pharmacy Guidance Annual Review document for Regional Offices
- ED Primary Doc v2
- Safeguarding useful information
Payments will be made quarterly in arrears, based on the completion and submission of this claim form to Lincolnshire County Council by email (we suggest using your NHS mail account) to:
By 5pm on the following dates for each quarter:
|Quarter Period||Deadline for Quarterly Claim Submission|
|April to June 2023||1st July 2023|
|July to September 2023||2nd October 2023|
|October to December 2023||5th January 2024|
|January to March 2024||1st April 2024|
PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINES LISTED ABOVE WILL NOT BE PAID UNTIL THE FOLLOWING QUARTER.