Oral Contraception Management Service (OCMS) Pilot – Hull & NEL
NHS Community Pharmacy Contraception Management Service Pilot
Tier 1: Access to Ongoing Oral Contraception via PGD
Hull and North East Lincolnshire have been successful in being chosen to be a pilot site for the Oral Contraception Management Service within Community Pharmacy for the ongoing management of oral contraception. This pilot is the first tier in the provision by Community Pharmacy of contraceptive services and is nationally funded through the pharmacy Integration fund.
The aim of the pilot is to create additional capacity in primary care and sexual health clinics and provide improved access for patients. The objectives are to test:
- A model for community pharmacy teams to continue the provision of contraception supplies initiated in primary care, or sexual health clinics, and undertake a review and supply process.
- An integrated pathway between existing services and community pharmacies to allow people greater choice and access when considering continuing their current form of contraception.
This pilot could pave the way for a national service; therefore following the expression of interest sought by November 21, the pilot is now live and local sites can be viewed here.