Prescribing information:

Nexplanon (etonogestrel) Cerazette (desogestrel) Marvelon (desogestrel / ethinylestradiol) Mercilon (desogestrel / ethinylestradiol)

A toolkit provided by Organon to enable pharmacists to support women in accessing forms of contraception

The Pharmacy ToolKit

Community pharmacy is well established in the provision of locally commissioned contraception and sexual health services. Pharmacies are now becoming increasingly involved in the delivery of long-acting hormonal contraceptives.1.

Organon wants to support Pharmacists in being able to counsel for and deliver methods of contraception, up to and including the subdermal implant.

Audit Template

This document will help you monitor the service provision at your pharmacy, and identify to what extent Organon can support you.

Training Pathway (All Tiers)

This document lays out the training required to deliver Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 contraception2

  • >Tier 1 = Ongoing monitoring and supply of repeat oral contraception prescriptions
  • Tier 2 = Initiation of oral contraceptives via a Patient Group Direction
  • Tier 3* = Ongoing monitoring and management of repeat long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), excluding intrauterine systems (IUS) and intrauterine devices (IUD)
  • Tier 4* = Initiation of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)2

*Tier 3 and 4 service specifications have not yet been written by the NHS

Training Pathway (Subdermal Implant Specific)

This document lays out the training required to deliver Tier 4 contraception2

  • Tier 4 = Initiation of LARC2

Requirements For Implant Fitting

This document highlights the details necessary to equip your pharmacy with the ability to deliver the subdermal implant.

Frequently Asked Questions

This document is to further introduce this project, to provide additional information and to answer any initial questions that you might have about introducing pharmacy as a new model of care for the subdermal implant


  1. NHS Pharmacy Contraception Service (PCS) Tier 1 Advanced Service: Ongoing Supply Of Contraception. Available via,support%20meeting%20the%20demand%20for%20more%20complex%20assessments. Accessed August 2023.
  2. NHS Pharmacy Contraception Service Tier 1 – Ongoing Supply Of Oral Contraception. Available at Accessed August 2023.
GB-XPL-115518 Date of Preparation: November 2023