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This indicator only applies to Females up to, and including, the age of 54.

The patient needs to qualify for ONE of the groups below, and not have been excluded from that group to be included.

Emergency hormonal contraception Codes (Latest in last 13 months and after 1/4/2009)

61F1. Prescribed post-coital OCP
61A1. Morning after pills given
ga2B. LEVONORGESTREL 1.5mg tablets
ga2C. LEVONELLE ONE STEP 1.5mg tablet
ga2D. LEVONELLE 1500micrograms tablets

Combined oral contraception Codes (Latest in last 12 months and after 1/4/2009)

6147. Combined oral contraceptive
g8..% COMBINED ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE - ETHINYLOESTRADIOL
g9..% COMBINED ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE - MESTRANOL
gk...% COMBINED ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE - ESTRADIOL VALERATE
gl... COMBINED ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE - ESTRADIOL
gl1.. NOMEGESTROL ACETATE (COMBINED ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE)
gl11. ZOELY 2.5mg/1.5mg tablets
gl12. NOMEGESTROL ACETATE+ESTRADIOL 2.5mg/1.5mg tablets

Progestogen only oral contraception (Latest in last 12 months and after 1/4/2009)

6148. Progestagen only oral contrac.
ga1..% ETYNODIOL DIACETATE [PROGESTOGEN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE]
ga22. NORGESTON tablets
ga23. LEVONORGESTREL 30micrograms tablets
ga2E. UPOSTELLE 1500micrograms tablets (v29)
ga5..% NORETHISTERONE [PROGESTOGEN ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE]
ga8..% DESOGESTREL [PROGESTOGEN ONLY CONTRACEPTIVE]
ga92. ESMYA 5mg tablets
ga9y. ULIPRISTAL ACETATE 5mg tablets

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Contraceptive patch Codes (Latest in last 12 months and after 1/4/2009)

fh1q. ETHINYLESTRADIOL+NORELGESTROMIN 600micrograms/6mg transdermal patches
fh1r. EVRA transdermal patches

Contraceptive diaphragm codes (Latest in last 12 months and after 1/4/2009)

6161. CAP fitted
pg4..% VAGINAL CAP CONTRACEPTIVE
pg5..% VAGINAL DIAPHRAGM CONTRACEPTIVE
pgC..% VAGINAL DIAPHRAGM CONTRACEPTIVE [2]

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IUD Codes (Latest in last 10 years after 1/4/2009)

6151. IUD fitted
7E090 Introduction of intrauterine contraceptive device
ZV251 [V]Intrauterine contraceptive device insertion
pg3..% INTRAUTERINE CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICE
61511 Insertion of T shaped 375 millimetres squared copper coated intrauterine contraceptive device
615P. Intrauterine contraceptive device fitted by other healthcare provider (v27)
615N. Intrauterine contraceptive device fitted by another GP practice (v27)

IUS Codes (Latest in last 5 years and after 1/4/2009)

7E094 Introduction of Mirena coil
ga26. LEVONORGESTREL 52mg intrauterine system
ga27. MIRENA 52mg intrauterine system
61R.. Intrauterine system contraception
7E096 Replacement of intrauterine system (v26)
615P0 Hormone releasing IUCD fitted by other healthcare provider (v27.1)
ga2F. JAYDESS 13.5mg intrauterine system (v30)
ga2G. LEVONORGESTREL 13.5mg intrauterine system (v30)

Excluding IUD/IUS Removal (Latest after date IUD/IUS fitted)

6152. IUD removed
615B. IUD expelled
615Q. Intrauterine contraceptive device removed by other healthcare provider
7E092 Removal of intrauterine contraceptive device NEC
7E093 Removal of displaced intrauterine contraceptive device
7E095 Removal of Mirena coil
SP03A Expulsion of intrauterine contraceptive device

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Contaceptive injectable codes ((Latest in last 12 months and after 1/4/2009) (v16)

ga35. MEDROXYPROGESTERONE 150mg/1mL prefilled syringe
ga36. DEPO-PROVERA 150mg/1mL prefilled syringe
ga61. NORISTERAT 200mg/1mL injection
ga6z. NORETHISTERONE 200mg/1mL injection
ga37. SAYANA 104mg/0.65mL susp for injection prefilled syringe
ga38. MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACET 104mg/0.65mL susp for injection pfs

Contraceptive implant codes (Latest in last 3 years and after 1/4/2009) (v16)

ga7% ETONOGESTREL
7G2AG Insertion of Implanon
61KC. Insertion of subcutaneous contraceptive implant by other healthcare provider
7G2AH Reinsertion of subcutaneous contraceptive
7G2AJ Insertion of etonogestrel radiopaque contraceptive implant
9kr.. Subdermal etonogestrel implant insertion enhanced services administration
61KA. Insertion of subcutaneous contraceptive (v27)

Excluding Removal of Contraceptive Implant (Latest after the date of contraceptive implant)

7G2HB Removal of etonogestrel radiopaque contraceptive implant
7G2H7 Removal of subcutaneous contraceptive
7G2HA Removal of Implanon
61KF. Removal of subcutaneous contraceptive implant by other healthcare provider
7G2HC Removal of subcutaneous contraceptive implant using ultrasound guidance (v26)

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Exception codes

9hK0. Excepted from sexual health quality indicators: patient unsuitable
9hK1. Excepted from sexual health quality indicators: informed dissent

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CON rationale for inclusion of indicator set

The vast majority of contractors are providing the additional service for contraception and many are also providing enhanced services including long acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods. All contractors providing any level of contraception need to be able to advise women about all methods to ensure they can make an informed choice. It is advised that clinical staff in practices are aware of local services and local referral pathways.

This indicator set seeks to increase the awareness of women seeking contraceptive advice in general practices of LARC methods and thus to increase the percentage of women using these methods

Sexual Health Strategy for Scotland: Respect & Responsibility www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/35596/0012575.pdf

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland Sexual Health Services Standards March 2008. www.nhshealthquality.org/nhsqis/files/SEXHEALTHSERV_STANF_MAR08.pdf

CON indicator 001

The contractor establishes and maintains a register of women aged 54 or under who have been prescribed any method of contraception at least once in the last year, or other clinically appropriate interval e.g. last 5 years for an IUS

CON 001.1 Rationale

Any woman who has been prescribed any method at least once in the last year (or the appropriate prescribing interval for method of choice) is included on the register.

General practice provide 80 per cent of prescribed contraception in the UK. This register is applicable to all methods of contraception that have been prescribed by the contractor.

CON 001.2 Reporting and verification

See indicator wording for requirement criteria.

This register is applicable to all methods of contraception that have been prescribed by the contractor:

Emergency hormonal contraception (EHC)
Combined oral contraception
Progestogen only oral contraception
Contraceptive patch
Contraceptive diaphragm
Intrauterine device (IUD)
Intrauterine system (IUS)
contraceptive injectable

This indicator is prospective from 1 April 2009.

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Prepared By Jean Keenan