August 2014 Note:
Table 11 is incorrect. Specifically, the figures for IU devices and IU systems from 2006-07 onwards have been swapped around. Please see the 2012-13 report for correct and more recent figures (link below). We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
October 2009 Note:
A note of clarification (footnote 1) has been added to the Executive Summary of the NHS Contraceptive Services, England, 2008-09 report since its original publication.
This annual report contains information on NHS community contraception services. This has been collected annually since 1988-89 through the KT31 return, which includes services provided by:
- Trusts in NHS clinics and as domiciliary visits
Information on NHS community contraception excludes services provided in out-patient clinics and those provided by General Practitioners. Limited data are presented for outpatient clinics sourced from The NHS Information Centre's (NHS IC) Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), prescription data from the Prescribing Support Unit (PSU) and survey data from 'Contraception and Sexual Health 2008-09', a report published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on behalf of the NHS Information Centre. This is a sample survey of women aged 16 to 49 and men aged 16 to 69 in Great Britain, and gives an overview of all contraception used irrespective of whether it is provided by the NHS. It also asks about sexual behaviour and knowledge of sexually transmitted infections.