Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Guidance for the Supply of EHC in NHS Dumfries and Galloway

Posted: 10 Dec 18 Edited: 10 Dec 18
Community Pharmacy Emergency Hormonal Contraception

The NHS Dumfries and Galloway Levonorgestrel (LNG) PGD and guidance regarding the supply of Emergency Contraception (EC) have now been updated to reflect recommendations of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health. https://www.fsrh.org/standards-and-guidance/documents/ceu-clinical-guidance-emergency-contraception-march-2017/ This document provides a summary of the important information that must be considered before supplying Emergency Contraception.


Ulipristal acetate (UPA-EC) should now be considered as the first line Emergency Contraceptive in NHS Dumfries and Galloway if a Cu-IUD has been declined, as it is more effective than levonorgestrel (LNG). There is no requirement for a PGD for UPA as this is a Pharmacy (P) medicine.