FSRH National Audit on Emergency Contraception Service Provision: Final report published

Posted 5 October 2018

Date: 05 Oct 2018

Type: FSRH News and Information

The aim of the National Audit is to provide an electronic tool, as a members’ benefit, to support individual members to audit the sexual and reproductive services they offer. It is primarily focused on primary care but is also reproducible in specialist services and voluntary agencies. A final report on the National Audit has been published.

FSRH members were invited to participate in the National Audit which ran from January-April 2018. Complete datasets were received for 146 services.

Four auditable standards were selected for services providing emergency contraception to benchmark their practice against other services in the UK. These are: In women presenting for emergency contraception,

1. What percentage of women suitable for a Cu-IUD were provided with information about copper intrauterine device (Cu-IUD) as a method of emergency contraception.
2. What percentage of women suitable for a Cu-IUD were offered the Cu-IUD as an option for emergency contraception.
3. What percentage of women were given contraceptive advice.
4. What percentage of women were given sexual health advice.

The final report will provide an overview of the development of the National Audit, presentation of the key findings from the National Audit and a reflection on the learning gathered from participant’s feedback.

Download this report in full below.