This resource discusses the capacity and capability of pharmacy teams, in both the primary and community sector, to provide consistent and high quality sexual and reproductive health services. It aims to help commissioners and providers further embed pharmacy into key sexual health (SH), reproductive health (RH) and HIV work streams to:
- improve delivery of sexual and reproductive health, and HIV services through pharmacies
- increase public access to sexual and reproductive health and HIV services
- help reduce inequalities within the community
- improve sexual health
- reduce the burden on other health services
It is recognised that not all pharmacies will deliver all of the public health interventions discussed in this resource. Commissioners will commission services that are appropriate for local need and will specify the skill set required to deliver specified services.