FSRH welcomes Health Education England’s consultation on the proposed nursing support role, the ‘Nursing Associate’. We believe that this new, middle tier role will enhance patient care and public confidence in nursing. The role represents an opportunity to grow and diversify the current nursing
profession – providing an alternative route into nursing, whilst also supporting the delivery of fundamental, basic care.
The FSRH believes that at present there is a missed opportunity in maternity services. Within these services there is failure to utilise health care professionals to raise the issue of contraception both antenatally and postnatally.
The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation (ACRA)’s proposed target allocation formula for the 2016/17 public health grant.
As an organisation focused on sexual and reproductive health – a key component of public health - the FSRH welcomes this review into the efficiency of existing public health indicators. This offers an opportunity to strengthen the PHOF in particular to take into account the sexual and reproductive health of the entire population.
In its capacity as a specialist SRH organisation, the FSRH welcome the opportunity to outline to the Health Select Committee the challenges that are facing the delivery of contraceptive care in the primary care setting, both in the strict sense of General Practice clinics and the ways in which restrictions on Specialist Contraceptive Services are negatively impacting upon GP workload.
The FSRH welcomes this consultation on Local Authority health allocations for in-year savings in 2015/16. We, however, would like to express our grave concerns regarding the impact of such cuts on sexual and reproductive health if the Government’s plans go ahead. We also acknowledge and support the response from BASHH with regards to this consultation.