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Emergency contraception

  • Released: 12/2012
  • Reviewed: 04/2017
  • Study time: 3h:0m
  • Standard price: £10.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

Our e-learning programme on emergency contraception (EC) will help pharmacy teams to identify who may need advice and support, how they can give that support and what is the best course of action. It includes information on emergency hormonal contraception (EHC), the copper-bearing and the intrauterine device (IUD).

The programme has been developed to support pharmacists to set up an emergency contraception service as an enhanced community service.

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this learning progamme you should be able to:

  • describe the development of EC supply in community pharmacy
  • explain the options available for EC
  • conduct a high-quality EC consultation, resulting in supply or signposting
  • include messages in your consultation about the coil, condoms, contraception and chlamydia.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can access this e-learning programme through your web browser on your computer. You will need to be connected to the internet while you work through it.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees
  • CPPE registrants