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Women prescribed emergency hormonal contraception at least once in the year by the practice who have this code added at the time of, or within one month of, the prescription.

Long-acting reversible method of contraception advice. (Added at the time of or within one month of the prescription, the EARLIEST after the latest emergency hormonal contraceptive recording is selected.)
(The earliest recording of long acting reversible contraceptive advice that has occurred after the latest emergency hormonal contraceptive recording that has occurred before the end of the current QOF financial year.)

Long-acting reversible method of contraception advice (these imply that both written and verbal advice were given)

8CAw. Advice about long acting reversible contraception
679K2 Education for intrauterine system

OR one verbal and one written advice:

Long-acting reversible method of contraception VERBAL advice

8CAw1 Verbal advice about long acting reversible contraception

AND

Long-acting reversible method of contraception WRITTEN advice

8CAw2 Written advice about long acting reversible contraception
8CEF. Intrauterine device contraception leaflet given
8CEG. Long acting reversible contraception leaflet given

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Exception code (Added in the last 12 months)

8I6r0 Advice about long acting reversible contraception not indicated

 

Emergency hormonal contraception Codes (Latest in last 13 months )

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

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 indicator 003

The percentage of women, on the register, prescribed emergency hormonal contraception one or more times in the preceding 12 months by the contractor, who have received information from the contractor about LARC at the time of or within 1 month of the prescription

CON 003.1 Rationale

Women requiring emergency hormonal contraception should be given detailed information about and offered a choice of all methods, including LARC. It is often possible (and in many cases ideal practice) to commence an ongoing method of contraception at the same time as emergency hormonal contraception is given.

Some women seeking emergency contraception may be best served by being offered an emergency IUD. Emergency IUDs offer a slightly longer window period for action after unprotected intercourse than hormonal EC; they have a higher efficacy in prevention of pregnancy – and they provide excellent ongoing contraception if required.

Information from the contractor in written and verbal form. Leaflets can be obtained from a number of sources however the fpa, a UK-wide sexual health charity, has an excellent range of contraception leaflets including ‘Your Guide to Contraception’, which, amongst other things, indicates LARC and non-LARC methods clearly through the use of shading.
www.fpa.org.uk/Information/Readourinformationbooklets/guide

CON 003.2 Reporting and verification

See indicator wording for requirement criteria.

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Prepared By Jean Keenan