Locally Commissioned Services

SEXUAL HEALTH

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Integrated Sexual Health Services

CLINICAL QUERIES



Contact Joanne Hatfield, C Card Co-ordinator

C-CARD


02476 788 555

joanne.hatfield@coventry.gov.uk

Documents & Downloads


EHC Contract

Chlamydia & C-Card Contract

Commonly asked questions

Confidentiality Statement

BACS Payment Form

ASC Pharmacy Locations

HIV Testing Pharmacies

Additional support

SAFEGUARDING

02476 788 555



In 2015 pharmacies in England delivered over 17,300 chlamydia screenings.¹

The sexual health services in Coventry are, Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC), chlamydia screening and c-card service (condom distribution).The aims of these services are to reduce sexually transmitted infections, increase screening of chlamydia, deliver safer sex advice and reduce the burden on secondary care by providing screening and treatment in the community.

All services are conducted face to face in the pharmacy and allow an opportunity for the pharmacist to advise the patient in a confidential, non-judgemental and easily accessible environment.


Additional support and commonly asked questions.

  • How do I become accredited to provide ‘asc’ services in Coventry?
  • Now that I am accredited, can I deliver the service in all pharmacies in Coventry?
  • If I am accredited to provide the scheme in Coventry can I provide it for other Local Authorities?
  • I am already accredited to provide the scheme in another Local Authority can I provide it in Coventry?
  • Where do I get leaflets?
  • How does the Pharmacy get paid for providing the ehc/pregnancy testing service?
  • How does the Pharmacy get paid for Chlamydia tests?
  • The pharmacy has run out of Chlamydia testing kits, who do I contact?
  • The pharmacy has run out of condoms for the c-card scheme, who do I contact?
  • I have a safeguarding concern, what should I do?
  • What other information do I need?
How do I become accredited to provide ‘asc’ services in Coventry?

To provide ‘asc’ services in Coventry you must be accredited either by HAG or by completing a declaration of competence (from 2014). You will need to complete the following learning: CPPE open learning: Dealing with Difficult Discussions CPPE open learning: Sexual Health in the Pharmacy CPPE e-learning: Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults CPPE e-learning: Emergency Contraception CPPE open learning: Contraception You may also choose to attend CPPE workshops to support your learning in this area. To maintain competence it is recommended that you keep a record of your profession development and renew your assessments every 3 years. Once you have completed the above components you should enable ‘my cppe viewer’ on the cppe website and email Samantha.Hewitt@coventry.gov.uk with your GPhC. You should read and sign the PGDs (downloadable from the LPC website) and Samantha will let you know when you can start to provide the scheme.

Now that I am accredited, can I deliver the service in all pharmacies in Coventry?

No. You can only deliver the service in pharmacies who have signed the SLA. About 40 pharmacies in Coventry deliver the service and a list is available of providers on the LPC website. If you are in a pharmacy which has not signed the SLA you should signpost the young person to the nearest pharmacy providing the service.

If I am accredited to provide the scheme in Coventry can I provide it for other Local Authorities?

No. You will need to check the requirements of the local scheme with the local authority in which you would like to offer the scheme. You should look at the relevant LPC website and contact the Local Authority. You will need to make yourself familiar with the local scheme, SLA and PGDs.

I am already accredited to provide the scheme in another Local Authority can I provide it in Coventry?

If you read and sign the Coventry PGDs and have completed all the CPPE learning for the Coventry scheme you will be able to provide the scheme. You should contact Samantha Hewitt with your HAG certificate or declaration of competence.

Where do I get leaflets?

Coventry City Council has a limited supply of ‘Your Contraceptive Choices’ leaflets and booklets which you can obtain by emailing Samantha.Hewitt@coventry.gov.uk Other leaflets are available from the FPA http://www.fpa.org.uk/professionals/resources

How does the Pharmacy get paid for providing the ehc/pregnancy testing service?

Coventry uses a paperless claiming form, ‘pharmPerform’ to process payments for Public Health services. Each pharmacy has its own login and password. Consultations should ideally be recorded on the system ‘live’, though this may not be possible if there is not a computer in the consultation room. Payments are automatically generated on the 5 th of the month from the data input from the pharmacy and payments are made to the pharmacy by Coventry City Council. Queries about payment should be directed to: Samantha.Hewitt@coventry.gov.uk

How does the Pharmacy get paid for Chlamydia tests?

The pharmacy is paid £5 for every returned Chlamydia test which is fully completed in accordance with the SLA, (aged between 15-24, postcodes CV1-CV7). The payment is made to the pharmacy quarterly in July, October, January and April for tests completed in the previous 3 months.

The pharmacy has run out of Chlamydia testing kits, who do I contact?

You should contact the ‘Got-It?’ team on 0300 020 0001 or email: got.it@covwarkpt.nhs.uk You will need to allow 7 days for delivery. Be realistic about how many tests you need to order as they do go out of date.

The pharmacy has run out of condoms for the c-card scheme, who do I contact?

You should contact Jo Hatfield: joanne.Hatfield@coventry.gov.uk for all c-card queries and training.

I have a safeguarding concern, what should I do?

If you have a safe guarding concern you must contact the safeguarding team. Information is supplied on the LPC website. You must not assume that someone else will report the incident. Safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults is everyone’s responsibility. Anyone under 13 cannot consent to sexual intercourse and safeguarding must be informed. CRASC and the Blue Sky Centre are also available to support in rape and assault cases.

What other information do I need?

The following should be displayed to let young people know you operate the scheme: ‘asc’ door sticker/ ‘Got-it’ door sticker/ c-card door sticker. The following support information is also available to you on the LPC website: Confidentiality notice PGDs/SLA safeguarding support information and contacts list of ‘just asc’ providers list of contact numbers for supporting agencies


Reference
(1) Public Health England, Infection report, Volume 10 Number 22


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