This resource will help pharmacy professionals acquire the knowledge, develop the skills and demonstrate the attitudes necessary to offer an emergency contraception service.
On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
- understand the aims of an emergency contraception service and its place in contraception and sexual health services overall
- understand confidentiality issues and be aware of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
- understand and apply the medico-legal aspects of patient group directions, especially as applied to young people under 16 (Fraser guidelines)
- undertake the administration of the patient group directions, including all necessary record-keeping and associated paperwork
- apply the clinical content of the patient group direction(s)
- be aware of the details of when to carry out a pregnancy test and the actions to be taken following the result
- understand how and when to refer clients (signpost) and when to ask for support and advice from the local contraception and sexual health services
- advise clients appropriately and sensitively, and refer for further contraceptive care
- know what sources of support are available to the pharmacists involved in the provision of this service.
How to use this programme
You can download the materials you will need to run your event including a facilitator’s guide and any relevant presentations
Learning intended for
- Pharmacy technicians
- Pre-registration trainees