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Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare for people with complex needs experiencing social exclusion - Launch of FSRH’s Vision Implementation Plan for high-quality sexual and reproductive healthcare in Scotland

File size: 338kb | Date: 15 October 2018 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

The FSRH Scotland Committee has developed a plan of implementation to deliver FSRH’s Vision in Scotland. The plan of implementation was launched at a seminar in Edinburgh this summer with the presence of MSPs, the Minister for Public Health, clinicians and other stakeholders. The discussions held at the seminar are summarised in this report, focusing on how barriers prevent delivery of high-quality SRH care in Scotland with a focus on people experiencing social exclusion.

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SRH sector open letter to SoS Jeremy Hunt - DHSC call for evidence local authority prescribed activity

File size: 186kb | Date: 18 April 2018 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

Key SRH and public health stakeholders such as FSRH, BASHH, BHIVA, FPH, NAT, THT, FPA and Brook have sent an open letter to Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt highlighting the challenges currently faced by the sector. The letter was issued in relation to a call for evidence launched by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on the impact of local authority public health prescribed activity. The call for evidence closed in April 2018.

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TPKE case studies: teenage pregnancy interventions by local councils

File size: 130kb | Date: 26 March 2018 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

The four case studies collated by the Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange (TPKE) at the University of Bedfordshire were issued together with a joint FSRH and TPKE press statement on the publication of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) data on conceptions for women aged under 18 in England and Wales for the year 2016. The case studies illustrate how councils have applied the evidence and lessons for effective action on teenage pregnancy. They focus on a key element of what the local authority has done and by no means represent the totality of their work on teenage pregnancy.

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FSRH and RCOG call to action to increase cervical screening attendance rates

File size: 255kb | Date: 21 January 2018 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

Call to action by FSRH and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) about the reported drop in cervical screening rates for the year 2016-17 in England. The call to action was issued during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week which ran from 22 to 28 January 2018.