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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) responds to the HSC Committee inquiry into the legislative proposals put forward to support the implementation of the NHS Long-term Plan. FSRH calls for holistic integrated commissioning of sexual and reproductive healthcare.
FSRH Consultation Response: FSRH welcomes Public Health England’s proposed changes to the Public Health Outcomes Framework 2019/2020.
We have provided robust evidence in support of the proposed indicators in sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH) and has highlighted room for improvement.