The Primary Care Women’s Health Forum has produced a resource on managing contraceptive provision during the coronavirus pandemic without face to face consultations.
This resource, ‘How to manage contraceptive provision without face to face consultations’ has been created to help primary care clinicians in supporting women with their contraceptive needs at a time when primary and secondary care is overstretched dealing with the impact of COVID-19.
Produced by the expert clinicians at the PCWHF, with thanks to Dr Uma Marthi, GPSI Gynae, Castleton Health Centre Rochdale, the resource includes advice on:
- Combined hormonal contraception (combined pill/patch)
- Women requesting a repeat prescription
- Combined hormonal ring
- Progestogen only pill
- Women due for change of IUD/IUS
- Depo provera
- Emergency contraception.
It aims to support clinicians in reassuring women by discussing the options available to them through a telephone consultation, while also using the opportunity to discuss sexual health and use of barrier methods to prevent STIs.
Download this resource on managing contraceptive provision during coronavirus pandemic at www.pcwhf.co.uk.