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Request 18885

30 March 2016

Applicant type: Company

Request 1:

Please state the budget allocated by your local authority for each financial year (a) 2014/15, (b) 2015/16 and (c) 2016/17 for (i) contraception, (ii) HIV prevention, (iii) GUM services and (iv) all sexual and reproductive health services

Request 2:

Please confirm or deny whether cuts were made to your local authority's budget in-year during the financial year 2015/16 for (i) contraception and (ii) all sexual and reproductive health services

a) If confirmed, please disclose how much money was cut from your local authority's budget in-year during the financial year 2015/16 for (i) contraception and (ii) all sexual and reproductive health services

Request 3:

Please confirm or deny whether your local authority has a policy or contract in place for providers of contraceptive services that does not include a requirement to treat non-residents of your local authority

a) If confirmed please supply details, including restrictions in provision, prescribing or access to services for non-residents of your local authority

Request 4:

Please confirm or deny if you have received invoices for contraceptive services provided to residents of your local authority that have been undertaken out of your local area in the past 12 months

a) If confirmed, please indicate if you pay invoices received for contraceptive services undertaken out of your local area (a) always, (b) after further investigation, or (c) never.

Request 5:

Please confirm or deny whether your local authority has any policy or contract in place that restricts access to specialist and/or community contraceptive services (not supplied by general practice) to women on the basis of age

a) If confirmed please supply the local authority's policy or contract on restricting access to contraceptive services

Request 6:

Please confirm or deny whether your local authority has put in place, or plans to put in place, any restrictions (due to a woman's age or place of residence) on the prescribing or availability across general practitioners and community settings of (i) any methods of emergency contraception, (ii) long-acting reversible contraceptive methods or (iii) other contraceptive methods during the financial year in (1) 2015/16 and (2) 2016/17

a) If confirmed please supply the details, including restrictions in provision, prescribing or availability of formulations for individual methods

Request 7:

Please confirm or deny whether, for the financial years (i) 2015/16 and (ii) 2016/17, service specifications for community pharmacists providing emergency contraception stipulated an upper age limit for those able to receive emergency contraception free of charge

Request 8:

Please state the number of contracts you held with primary care service providers in your area to provide the fitting and removal of intra-uterine devices (IUD) and systems (IUS) for the financial years (i) 2015/16 and (ii) 2016/17

Request 9:

Please confirm or deny if your local authority has commissioned a free condom distribution scheme in the financial year (a) 2015/6 and (b) 2016/17

Request 10:

Please confirm or deny if your local authority has closed any sites delivering contraceptive care in the financial year 2015/16, or will be closing any sites delivering contraceptive care in the financial year 2016/17

Request 11:

Please state the number of sites in your local authority contracted to deliver specialist and/or community contraceptive services (not supplied by general practice) in the financial years (i) 2015/16 and (ii) 2016/17

Response

Advice given - 14 April 2016

1. Please see the spreadsheet attached (18885_2.csv).

2. No in-year cut was made during the financial year 2015/16 for (i) contraception and (ii) all sexual and reproductive health services

3. London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (LBRuT) does not have any policy or contract in place for providers of contraceptive services that include restrictions in provision, prescribing or access to services for non-residents

4. LBRuT received invoices for contraceptive services provided to residents that have been undertaken out of your local area in the past 12 months, however, because of the block contract with the provider, the invoices received for contraceptive services undertaken out of your local area are not paid as per the national guidance.

5. LBRuT have a contract in place that allows women aged 13-24 years age to access Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) through Community Pharmacists following unprotected sex or failed contraception in the last 72 hours (specification attached: 18885_1.pdf).

6. LBRuT have no restrictions due to women's age or place of residence, however, as mentioned in response to Request 5, LBRuT have a contract in place that allows women aged 13-24 years age to access Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) through Community Pharmacists.

7. For the financial years 2015/16 and 2016/17, service specifications for community pharmacists providing emergency contraception has an upper age limit for those able to receive emergency contraception free of charge service, the contract in place that allows women aged 13-24 years age to access Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) through Community Pharmacists (specification attached as per Request 5).

8. LBRuT has Locally Commissioned Services (LCS) contracts with 23 GP Surgeries in Richmond to provide the fitting and removal of intra-uterine devices (IUD) and systems (IUS) for the financial years (i) 2015/16 and (ii) 2016/17.

9. LBRuT has commissioned a free condom distribution scheme in the financial years (a) 2015/6 and (b) 2016/17.

10. LBRuT has not closed any sites delivering contraceptive care in the financial year 2015/16, or there is no plan of be closing any sites delivering contraceptive care in the financial year 2016/17.

11. There are three sites in LBRuT to deliver specialist and/or community contraceptive services in the financial years (i) 2015/16 and (ii) 2016/17. These are as follows -

Young people's clinics: Nurse-led clinics

  • KISS @ Off the Record

  • Contraception and Sexual Health (CaSH) clinic at Whitton Corner Health and Social Care Centre

    All age clinics: Doctor and Nurse-led clinics

  • Contraception and Sexual Health (CaSH) clinic Teddington Health and Social Care Centre

  • Contraception and Sexual Health (CaSH) clinic at Whitton Corner Health and Social Care Centre

Please note that our responses were accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of release, and have not subsequently been updated. This information should be considered an historical record only.

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