Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC)

Updated 28th Jan 2022

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 Linda Turnbull (Linda.Turnbull@lincolnshire.gov.uk), Senior Commercial and Procurement Officer at LCC.

Training

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

Claiming Payments

EC Claim Form 2020-21

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:

Primarycarepayments@lincolnshire.gov.uk

By 5pm on the following dates for each quarter:

Quarter Period Deadline for Quarterly Claim Submission
January to March 2022 1st April 2022
April to June 2022 1st July 2022
July to September 2022 2nd October 2022
October to December 2022 5th January 2023

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINES LISTED ABOVE WILL NOT BE PAID UNTIL THE FOLLOWING QUARTER.