Sexual Health Service
- Sexual Health and Contraception Update: 23/07/2020
**IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE
Public Health Hertfordshire has issued an important update for community pharmacies currently commissioned to provide the sexual health service.
This update also includes important signposting information for all community pharmacies, regardless of whether you are contracted to provide the community pharmacy service, on sexual health services operating in the current period should you receive any queries.
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 (1 December 2018 to 30 November 2021) can be accessed here
The PGD for the supply of Doxycycline (14 January 2019 to 30 November 2021) can be accessed here
The PGD for the supply of Levonorgestrel (19 November 2019 to 18 November 2022) can be accessed here
The PGD for the supply of Ulipristal (19 November 2019 to 18 November 2022) 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:
- Quarter One 2019
- Quarter Three 2019/19
- Quarter One 2018/19
- Quarter One 2017
- Quarter Three 2017
- Quarter four 2017-18
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.
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.
If telephone translations are required the use of Language Line (http://www.languageline.co.uk/) can be purchased by individual community pharmacies.
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
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