FSRH welcomes the Health Select Committee’s Inquiry into the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on health and social care. Our response is focused on the cuts to the public health. We are extremely concerned that the Chancellor’s announcement of a further 3.9% annual cut to public health budgets, on top of the £200 million previously announced, will have a disastrous impact on contraceptive provision in England.
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FSRH Response to the Department of Health’s consultation on the Government’s mandate to NHS England Nov 2015
We are particularly keen to demonstrate our agreement with the Government’s overarching aims for the Mandate to NHS England, as well as its priorities for the health and care system. As the representative body of the bulk of SRH healthcare professionals in the UK, we unreservedly support the prioritisation of preventing ill-health and supporting people to live healthier lives.
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.
FSRH Response Department of Health's Consultation 'Public health grant: proposed target allocation formula for 2016/17'. Nov 2015
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.
FSRH Response to the Department of Health's Consultation on 'Refreshing the Public Health Outcomes Framework' Oct 2015
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.
FSRH Response to the Department of Health Consultation on Local Authority Public Health Allocations 2015/16: In-year Savings (Aug 2015)
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.