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Better care, a better future: Implementing our Vision for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare in Northern Ireland

File size: 257kb | Date: 20 November 2019 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

FSRH has published “Better care, a better future: Implementing our Vision for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare in Northern Ireland”, a plan to support the implementation of our Vision for improved sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care for all in Northern Ireland. The plan was developed by the FSRH Northern Ireland Committee.

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Holistic Integrated Commissioning of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare - AoMRC, RCOG, FSRH, RCGP, RCPath and RCPCH Position

File size: 231kb | Date: 4 April 2019 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

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.

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FSRH and RCOG Abortion Care Factsheet to Support RSE Lessons in Secondary Schools

File size: 310kb | Date: 30 January 2019 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

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.

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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.