FSRH publishes updated Service Standard on Obtaining Valid Consent in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Services
Date: 21 Nov 2022
Type: FSRH Press Releases and Statements
FSRH has published an updated Service Standard for Obtaining Valid Consent in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (SRH) Services.
The updated standard reflects up-to-date evidence, knowledge, and clinical practice. The document includes updated GMC and FSRH guidance and also covers remote consultation and the use of images in addition to face-to-face consultations.
These standards are applicable to individual health professionals, as well as those managing or commissioning Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (SRH) services. They are designed to ensure high-quality patient care is delivered as standard.
Dr Helen Munro, Vice-President of Clinical Quality at the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) said:
“Valid consent is crucial for the delivery of high-quality SRH and ensures that patients have the best possible experience while receiving care.”
“We have worked to ensure the updated standard reflects the most up-to-date clinical practice and hope they will be a useful tool in helping services to achieve the highest standards of care.
You can view the Service Standard on Obtaining Valid Consent in Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare Services here.
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The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) is the leader in the field of sexual and reproductive healthcare, and we are the voice for professionals working in this area. As a multi-disciplinary professional membership organisation, we set clinical guidance and standards, provide training and lifelong education, and champion safe and effective sexual and reproductive healthcare across the life course for all.