FSRH’s Clinical Standards Committee puts its updated clinical standard ‘Service Standards for Risk Management in Sexual and Reproductive Health’ out for public consultation.
Updated Service Standards for Workload in Sexual and Reproductive Health
FSRH Service Standards for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
Consultation on this document will be open until 18 November 2016. Please send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Version: August 2016
Review date: 2019
This document should be used in conjunction with national guidelines from other relevant professional bodies and locally agreed policies and procedures. It is important that each service identifies the level of equipment and training needed to deal with common emergencies on the basis of a local risk assessment.
Consultation - Service Standards for Sexual and Reprductive Healthcare May 2016
The Faculty’s Service Standards for Sexual Health Services also includes a standard on confidentiality. It is essential, if the legal requirements are to be met and the trust of patients is to be retained, that the NHS provides, and is seen to provide, a confidential service. This is of particular importance to matters relating to sexual and reproductive health and services need to keep up to date with current national policies and guidance.
This standard provides guidance on the best practice for clinicians conducting Consultations in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare to provide safe, efficient and effective healthcare that is patient centred and equitable.
Risk Management is an approach to improving the quality and safety of health care by identifying circumstances that put patients and staff at risk and acting to prevent or control those risks.
Good record keeping ensures that clinicians and other staff can readily access information to provide efficient and high quality care. It facilitates continuity of care whilst informing and justifying decision making in a manner that it is clear to all. In the event of complaints, untoward incidents and medico-legal cases, accurate and comprehensive documentation supports efficient resolution. In addition, good clinical records support audit, management, planning, policy, commissioning and research.