The rapid expansion in the number of providers of online Sexual and Reproductive Health/Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (SH/SRH) services has enabled and empowered users to access their healthcare in more ways than through a face-to-face consultation with the health care professional.
The FSRH and BASHH support these innovations and recognise that these services have enormous potential. They are seeking, however, key assurances in the standards of care and quality of services provided.
The modernised Service Standards on Obtaining Valid Consent in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Services include essential updates for healthcare professionals working for and commissioning SRH services. Updates focus on explaining risk to patients, advice and consent for multimedia and education purposes. They also reference a timely potential change in relationship with the European Court of Human Rights at the time of Brexit. Download the full standards here.
The modernised Service Standards for Medicines Management in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Services relate to best practice guidance for medicines and devices used within these settings and within research trials relating to the field of SRH.
FSRH’s Clinical Standards Committee has put its updated “Medicine Management in Sexual and Reproductive Health Services” out for public consultation.
The standard gives practical guidance on how to complete annual appraisal for those healthcare professionals working in SRH full time and for those where it makes up part of their portfolio of work. Guidance includes advice on completing CPD requirements and core activities relevant to SRH.
Risk Management is an approach to improving the quality and safety of health care by identifying circumstances that put patients and staff at risk and acting to prevent or control those risks. The overall aim of any risk management strategy is to make the effective management of risk part of everyday practice. This can only be achieved if there is a comprehensive and cohesive framework in place, underpinned by clear accountability arrangements across the organisation.
FSRH’s Clinical Standards Committee puts its updated clinical standard ‘Service Standards for Risk Management in Sexual and Reproductive Health’ out for public consultation.
Updated Service Standards for Workload in Sexual and Reproductive Health
FSRH Service Standards for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
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