Important information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Until further notice all of our Queue & Wait, Test & Go and routine appointment services are suspended to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to enable some of our staff to be re-deployed. Although we have limited capacity we are still trying to help as many people over the phone as we can and if you need to be seen in a clinic this can be arranged after you have spoken with one of our nurses.

Please call 01904 721111 (9am - 3pm) Monday to Friday to arrange a discussion with one of our clinical staff. If you feel the issue is URGENT e.g. you need emergency contraception, HIV post-exposure treatment or have new and significant symptoms, please let the booking team know. Our 'contact us' option on the website can be used but there may be some delays in responding to non-urgent queries. 

If you are under 18 or are living in a situation where you are unable to call us, please text us on 07980 973337. We will reply to you within 1 - 2 working days. If you feel your safety is at risk please contact the Police.

Clinic Closures -  we are currently only operating clinics in York, Selby, Harrogate, Scarborough, Northallerton, Catterick and Skipton - all other clinics are temporarily suspended.

Please note that ALL patients, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask or face covering in all NHS buildings. If you do not have your own face covering we can provide you with a mask when you attend your pre-arranged appointment. Thank you for your understanding.

ONLINE SERVICES - free condoms are available via the website for residents of York and North Yorkshire. Online testing is available for those most at risk of STIs or who have been advised to do a test

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For information on coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit https://www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk/coronavirus-corvid-19-information/

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Patient Group Directions (PGDs)

PGDs provide a legal framework that allows some registered health professionals to supply and/or administer a specified medicine(s) to a pre-defined group of patients, without them having to see a doctor (or dentist). However, supplying and/or administering medicines under PGDs should be reserved for situations in which this offers an advantage for patient care, without compromising patient safety.

Legislation establishing PGDs was introduced in 2000 and the Health Service Circular (HSC 2000/026) provided additional guidance. The current legislation for PGDs is included in The Human Medicines Regulations 2012. 

Important Note

The following Sexual Health PGDS are for use by Sexual Health nurses employed by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust who have signed the PGDS to enable them to operate legally and safely within each one.

These documents are on the YorSexualHealth (YSH) website to enable those nurses to have a point of reference to the PGD when they are working in remote locations.

Other organisations and individuals are reminded that the YSH PGD Group is not a legal authority for the organisational authorisation of PGDs. Individual practitioners must be authorised to practice under the PGD by each organisation within which they work. This is a legal requirement. Clinical governance and audit surrounding PGD use are local responsibilities.

Therefore each organisation must ensure that each PGD is adopted via formal PGD processes and ensure that the PGD has the required legal organisational authorisation before implementation. This includes signatures by a relevant doctor, pharmacist, lead practitioner and clinical governance or patient safety lead on behalf of the authorising organisation, as set out in PGD legislation. The PGD is not legal or valid without this local, formal authorisation.

Contraceptive PGDs

Levonorgestrel emergency contraception

Ulipristal acetate emergency contraception

Combined oral contraception

Combined transdermal patch

Progestogen only pill (POP)

Progestogen only injection (depo medroxyprogesterone acetate)

Sayana Press (with attached late guidance)

Etonorgestrel implant July 2018

Lidocaine hydrochloride (for the insertion or removal of contraceptive implant)

Sexual Health PGDs

Aciclovir

Azithromycin 2018

Ceftriaxone

Clotrimazole

Cryotherapy

Doxycycline 2018

Fluconazole

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis A/B combined vaccination

HPV vaccination

Imiquimod

Lidocaine-prilocaine cream

Metronidazole

Podophyllotoxin

PEPSE