New to Prescribing Contraception for Pharmacists UK Only                                                                                                            

Dovetail are pleased to be able to support the recent initiative by NHS England for the
provision of contraception by Pharmacists by offering the following training which also
includes an Emergency Contraception update.


Understanding of NHS Service Specification 

  • Familiarise with the key aspects of the NHS Pharmacy Contraception Service Version 2.0.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of community pharmacies under this


Compliance with Legal and Clinical Guidelines

  • Interpret and apply legal requirements and clinical guidelines specific to the provision of oral contraception in community pharmacies.
  • Recognise the importance of adhering to Patient Group Directions (PGDs) and NICE guidelines

Patient Eligibility Assessment

  • Accurately identify eligible individuals for oral contraception services, including age and
    health status considerations.
  • Understand and apply the exclusion criteria as per the NHS service specification.


Effective Consultation Skills

  • Develop strategies for efficient and confidential patient consultations.
  • Learn to obtain and document verbal consent, and understand the implications of
    information sharing with NHS entities and general practices.


Clinical Assessment and Decision Making 

  • Conduct appropriate clinical assessments for OC supply, including BMI and blood pressure
  • Make informed decisions about the type and duration of oral contraception supply.


Discussion of Contraceptive Options

  • Confidently discuss a range of contraceptive options, including LARC, and their suitability for
    different individuals.
  • Understand when and how to signpost patients to other healthcare providers for further
    contraceptive advice or services

Safeguarding and Ethical Considerations

  • Recognise and act upon safeguarding concerns.
  • Understand the ethical considerations in providing contraception advice and services,
    including respecting patient autonomy and confidentiality.

Practical Case Studies 



Date    Date to be relased


Time   09:00 - 16:00

 Cost  £135.00 per person 


Invoice to practice available on request from Practice Manager with the following information:


  • Full name of attendee
  • NHS Email address of attendee
  • Job Title of attendee
  • Full details of who to make the invoice out to and their contact details

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