Sexual Health Service


The sexual health service provided by community pharmacy is commissioned by Hertfordshire County Council. The 2017-2020 service specification for sexual health can be accessed here.

The PGD for the supply of Azithromycin (September 2017 to 30/09/2019) can be accessed here

The PGD for the supply of Levonorgestrel (September 2017 to 30/10/2019) can be accessed here

The PGD for the supply of Ulipristal (September 2017 to 01/10/2019) can be accessed here

The sexual health pgd masterclass presentation can be accessed here

Public Health will be regularly publishing a quarterly sexual health update included below that outlines some key reminders for pharmacies along with outlining activity for the last quarter and celebrating those pharmacies providing the most support:

Chlamydia Screening and Treatment

The Chlamydia Service User Treatment Form can be accessed here.

The Chlamydia Service User Supply Form can be accessed here. Please note you must complete the treatment form before completing the supply form. 

If you choose to use the paper forms available above then the data from the forms need to be entered onto PharmOutcomes as soon as possible and should be no later than 10 days after the consultation date, in order to secure payment. Payment will only be paid on the basis of information entered into PharmOutcomes.

EHC

The Emergency Contraception (Levonelle-1500) Assessment and Supply form can be accessed here.

If you choose to use the paper form available above then the data from the form needs to be entered onto PharmOutcomes as soon as possible and should be no later than 10 days after the consultation date, in order to secure payment. Payment will only be paid on the basis of information entered into PharmOutcomes.

A promotional poster for the EHC service provided by HCC can be found here.

Translation Services

If telephone translations are required the use of Language Line (http://www.languageline.co.uk/) can be purchased by individual community pharmacies.

Signposting 

Information on the Sexual Health Service can be found here. It contains information of clinic opening times and locations for signposting along with lots of other useful resources.

HCC in partnership with Sexual Health Hertfordshire have produced a short film on what happens when a patient attends their local sexual health service. To view the film and for more information around STI’s click here

People visiting the pharmacy, who require further support on sexual health advice or treatment which cannot be provided by the pharmacy can be signposted accordingly to the relevant health and social care providers.  The following information will help you provide information and support to patients and the public visiting the pharmacy:

  • ChannelMOGO is a portal that brings together lots of services and useful websites for young people in Hertfordshire. Further information about ChannelMOGO is available here. 
  • Sexual Health Hertfordshire commission all sexual health services in Hertfordshire. Further information is available here. 
  • Hertfordshire County Council

Sexual health social media toolkit

Hertfordshire community pharmacies providing sexual health services

Public Health England – sexual health campaign

C-Card Hertfordshire

Video – what’s it like to have an STI?

Brook has been commissioned to deliver the Sexualised Behaviour Traffic Light Tool across Hertfordshire. The tool supports professionals working with children and young people by helping them to identify and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours. It is particularly useful when providing sexual health interventions e.g. condom distribution, emergency contraception, STI testing.  Details here of the free training. Dates, venues and how to sign up