Submit evidence to the Inquiry into Access to Contraception
Date: 27 May 2020
Type: All-Party Parliamentary Group on SRH
Organisations and individuals are strongly encouraged to submit evidence relating to the provision of contraception during the COVID-19 pandemic to the Inquiry into Access to Contraception.
The Inquiry, which was opened last year by the APPG on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK (APPG SRH), is reopening submissions for three weeks between 27th May and 17th June. As the APPG is not currently active, the Inquiry is now being handled by the Cross-Party Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK, but is intended to be published by the APPG when it reconvenes later this year.
The Inquiry was first opened in early 2019, in response to concerns regarding fragmented commissioning, a lack of accountability and cuts to the public health budget. The Inquiry is now particularly interested to hear evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to contraception over recent months.
How do I submit to the inquiry?
Written evidence should be submitted by email, and should be a maximum of 1,500 words in length. Organisations or individuals who contributed to the original call for evidence may also submit an updated version of their initial submission with tracked changes in lieu of new evidence.
Submissions must contain the name, organisation and contact details of the submitting organisation. Please note that written evidence may be posted on the group’s website following the hearings, and may be quoted in the final report.
For more information on the Inquiry’s areas of focus, and what evidence should contain, please read this short guide.
Evidence must be submitted on or before Wednesday 17th June. However, in recognition that circumstances relating to the pandemic may make this difficult for some contributors, it may still be possible to consider evidence submitted up to a week after the deadline.
Please send submissions, as well as any enquiries, to Alice Chilcott on firstname.lastname@example.org