Sexual Health Service
The sexual health service provided by community pharmacy is commissioned by Hertfordshire County Council.
A full list of sexual health services available in Hertfordshire can be found on the Sexual Health Hertfordshire Website.
To support you in the delivery of remote sexual health services and consultation guidance, there are a variety of online training programmes which have been developed. These programmes will help to satisfy the required knowledge, skills and service-specific competencies.
Please see the following training document provided by the Health Improvement Team for further guidance on sexual health.
Contraception resources for healthcare professionals
Public Health Hertfordshire’s survey last year asked over 2000 service users in Hertfordshire about their contraception experience. Suggested improvements were to increase overall contraception knowledge and contraceptive counselling skills in a primary care setting, as well as increasing contraception knowledge in service users. This document lists free online training available for professionals delivering contraception services, to increase their knowledge and skills and provide the right support.
Hertfordshire Public Health contract PGD update for community pharmacies.
The PGD for the supply of Azithromycin effective from 17 March 2022 – 30 September 2024.
The PGD for the supply of Doxycycline effective from 17 March 2022 – 30 September 2024.
The PGD for the supply of Levonorgestrel effective from 1 October 2020 – 28 February 2023.
The PGD for the supply of Ulipristal effective from 1 October 2020 – 28 February 2023.
A new Sexual and Reproductive Health Guidance from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health has been released. The guidance outlines essential services that must be available to women during and beyond the pandemic as well as recommendations on delivering services and prioritising patients.
Due to a rise in diagnosed Gonorrhoea cases across England, including Hertfordshire, a review of local STI epidemiology data was undertaken. In response, the following changes to the current Chlamydia Screening Programme came into effect from 1 October 2020.
- Sexual Health Hertfordshire (SHH) will have copies of the new forms for services who have old kits but want to offer dual testing. These can also be printed but you must add your site code to the form. For more information contact SHH on 020 8102 4894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you choose to use the paper form 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.
Information on the Sexual Health Service can be found on Sexual Health Hertfordshire. It contains information of clinic opening times and locations for signposting along with lots of other useful resources.
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.