FSRH response to the Health and Social Care Committee's inquiry on the budget and the NHS Long Term Plan. The inquiry examines the funding required for NHS capital, education and training, social care and public health to implement the NHS Long Term Plan.
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FSRH Scotland Committee response to Scottish Government - New national Public Health body - Public Health Scotland
The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) is the largest UK professional membership organisation working at the heart of sexual and reproductive health, supporting healthcare professionals to deliver high quality care - with nearly 1200 members working in Scotland. FSRH's Scotland Committee welcomes the chance to comment on the consultation, and see this proposal as an opportunity to consolidate currently separate public health structures into one, and in doing so to increase their overall impact on public health.
FSRH Consultation Response - Rebuilding a Public NHS: Health and Social Care Policy Commission of the Labour Party
The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) welcomes the opportunity to respond to Labour’s consultation on Rebuilding a Public NHS as part of its Health and Social Care Policy Commission for 2019. FSRH is the largest UK multidisciplinary professional membership organisation representing the voices of more than 15,000 healthcare professionals working to deliver Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (SRH). Our members work primarily to ensure contraceptive, cervical/ gynaecological, and pregnancy choices are best enabled. Our goal is to ensure high quality SRH services which realise our Vision for individualised and holistic SRH across the life-course. We believe that access to high-quality SRH care for all is a human right. Thus, in relation to this consultation, our response is focused on SRH services.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recently launched a consultation on their draft guidelines on termination of pregnancy. In strongly welcoming the guidance, we focused on several key areas.
FSRH Consultation response - FSRH Response to Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Standards of Proficiency for Midwives
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has launched a consultation on its draft Standards of Proficiency for Midwives. In our response, we evidenced why the Standards should be based on the recognition that contraceptive care is an integral part of best practice in maternity services.
Read the CEU responses to the consultation for the Overweight, Obesity and Contraception guideline.
In its submission to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (SRH), FSRH provides evidences the extent to which current commissioning structures and funding cuts to sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH) services have threatened equal access to contraception and the training of clinicians to provide contraception effectively.
FSRH, RCOG, BSCCP & Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust Joint Position Statement Cervical Screening April 2019
Joint position statement on cervical screening by FSRH, The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG), the British Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology (BSCCP) and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust submitted in response to the call for evidence by the review of cancer screening programmes in England led by Sir Mike Richards.
Ofsted has launched a consultation on their draft “Education inspection framework 2019: inspecting the substance of education”. In our response, FSRH evidence why the framework must take into account the need for medically accurate information and resources in Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).
FSRH and FPA submission - Welsh Government consultation on Sex and Relationships Education (RSE) Curriculum
In joint response with the Family Planning Association (FPA) to the consultation on the new Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum by the Welsh Government, we evidenced the risks of parents being able to withdraw their children from RSE. We strongly recommended that instead the guidance should encourage schools to work with parents to reiterate the benefits of RSE and ensure as few children as possible miss out on their right to education.