FSRH's plan to implement its Vision of improved sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care for all in Wales. The plan offers practical solutions to help those involved in service planning and delivery to guarantee that standards of care are upheld across the nation.
The AoMRC, FSRH, RCOG, RCGP, RCPath and RCPCH believe there is a need for SRH care to be more broadly integrated into women’s healthcare pathways in the NHS. We are calling for integrated holistic commissioning of SRH, with one body maintaining oversight and holding accountability for all commissioning decisions.
The FSRH RCOG abortion care factsheet is a free resource for professionals in secondary schools to use in relationships and sex education (RSE) lessons. It aims to ensure that professionals involved in educating young people have a factually accurate, unbiased and evidence-based source of information about abortion in the UK.
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.
FSRH president Dr Asha Kasliwal talks about the importance of communication and commitment to patient safety by all healthcare staff during service visits with Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt.
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.
FSRH and the Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange (TPKE) at the University of Bedfordshire welcome the publication of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) statistics on conceptions for women aged under 18 in England and Wales for the year 2016.
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.
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.
FSRH is concerned about recent reports that nine Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are considering plans to cut or modify access criteria to fertility and sterilisation services funded by the NHS.