FSRH publishes its updated Service Standards for Workload in Sexual and Reproductive Health
Today FSRH publishes its reviewed and updated Service Standards for Workload in Sexual and Reproductive Health. These standards are open access and will be available in PDF format on the FSRH website.
Dr Helen Munro, new Chair of FSRH’s Clinical Standards Committee said:
‘The Clinical Standards Committee has worked to ensure that this set of standards supports both healthcare professionals and commissioners in the safe delivery of high-quality sexual and reproductive healthcare services.
FSRH’s Services Standards for Workload in Sexual and Reproductive Health includes auditable standard statements on:
- Meeting population health requirements through health needs assessment and supporting user involvement
- Length of consultation
- Supporting the staffing of clinics and the role of doctors, nurses, clinical support and clerical staff through appropriate skill mix
- Supporting individual clinicians in their daily workload
- Supporting specialist clinics where training and assessment occur including time allocation for trainees, medical students and additional activities, e.g. research, audit
We hope these standards will be used as the benchmark for workload in sexual and reproductive healthcare delivery, enabling safe practice and informed choice for both women and men, as FSRH outlines in its Vision.’
Read FSRH’s Vision for high-quality SRH in the UK
Access the updated Service Standards for Workload in Sexual and Reproductive Health in full below.