Pharmacy Training

We offer a training programme and certification for pharmacies in the provision of emergency hormonal contraception, chlamydia screening and related safeguarding.

The training includes;

  • Chlamydia screening and the role of the pharmacist
  • Consultations with young people
  • The role of the chlamydia screening team
  • Emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) PGD & Protocol

Pharmacists in Devon, Torbay and Plymouth wishing to deliver EHC under the new PGD’s for 2021 are required to attend a training session via MS Teams.  Here is the link to the Eventbrite booking page —

Eventbrite Pharmacy EHC booking page

Devon Sexual Health & SHiP pharmacy presentation

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Accessing our service during the COVID pandemic

We have implemented a telephone triage system for all of our clinics. This system will be in place for the duration of the pandemic. Our central telephone number is 0300 303 3989.

We have updated information on the provision of routine contraception during this pandemic here.

Self-requested STI testing by post is available for those aged under 25- more info

We are now running an under 18’s sit and wait clinic at Exeter, Torquay, and Barnstaple for more information click here

Despite any changes made to COVID risk measures outside of NHS premises our staff, patients and visitors will be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting our clinics, including wearing a face covering. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been requested to self-isolate please do not attend the clinic.

If you are struggling to access sexual health services, alternatives may be available:

  • Emergency Contraception - from a local pharmacy - more info
  • Contraceptive pills and LARC procedures - obtained from your GP
  • HIV PEPSE - available via A+E departments - more info
  • Condoms by post (for gay and bisexual men only) - more info