Clinical Standards

Service Standards for Resuscitation in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - August 2016

19 August 2016

Published 2006. Current Version: August 2016 Review date: 2019 This document should be used in conjunction with national guidelines from other relevant professional bodies and locally agreed policies and procedures. It is important that each service identifies the level of equipment and training needed to deal with common emergencies on the basis of a local risk assessment.

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FSRH Standards Service Standards on Confidentiality Oct 2015

01 October 2015

The Faculty’s Service Standards for Sexual Health Services also includes a standard on confidentiality. It is essential, if the legal requirements are to be met and the trust of patients is to be retained, that the NHS provides, and is seen to provide, a confidential service. This is of particular importance to matters relating to sexual and reproductive health and services need to keep up to date with current national policies and guidance.

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FSRH Service Standards Consultations in SRH 2015

01 January 2015

This standard provides guidance on the best practice for clinicians conducting Consultations in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare to provide safe, efficient and effective healthcare that is patient centred and equitable.

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FSRH Clinical Standards Record Keeping Jul 2014

01 July 2014

Good record keeping ensures that clinicians and other staff can readily access information to provide efficient and high quality care. It facilitates continuity of care whilst informing and justifying decision making in a manner that it is clear to all. In the event of complaints, untoward incidents and medico-legal cases, accurate and comprehensive documentation supports efficient resolution. In addition, good clinical records support audit, management, planning, policy, commissioning and research.

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FSRH Clinical Standards on Obtaining Valid Consent Jul 2014

01 July 2014

This standard provides guidance on the best practice for clinicians conducting Consultations in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare to provide safe, efficient and effective healthcare that is patient centred and equitable.

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FSRH Quality Standard Contraceptive Services

01 April 2014

A quality contraceptive service is vital in giving women and men of all ages choice and control over their reproduction, and is key to avoiding unplanned pregnancies and planning families. Contraception is a highly cost-effective intervention, which plays an important public health role in improving the lives of individuals, families and communities.

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FSRH Clinical Standard Supporting Doctors' Appriasal and Revalidation in SRH Apr 2014

01 April 2014

With the introduction of the process of revalidation for doctors, appraisal has been standardised and this has been supported by the Medical Appraisal Guide, Model Appraisal Form Guidance for this has already been published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare outlining what supporting evidence should be provided at appraisal.

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FSRH Clinical Standards Medicine Management Feb 2014

01 February 2014

Medicines Management is the clinical, cost effective and safe use of medicines to ensure patients get the maximum benefit from the medicines they need, while at the same time minimising potential harm. The Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines, A Team Approach published in March 2005, gives definitive and detailed guidance on medicines management within all NHS organisations in the UK.

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FSRH Clinical Standards All Service Standards Jan 2013

01 January 2013

These Standards are recommended for organisations providing contraceptive/sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, including pregnancy planning, pregnancy choices, abortion, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as sexual wellbeing and health promotion.

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Maintaining Good Medical Practice

01 March 2001

It has always been a professional responsibility to provide the highest standard of care within the community. However, recently, doctors within the United Kingdom are expected to be able to demonstrate their fitness to practice within clinical governance and revalidation. In line with other professional groups and particularly in line with the Colleges and Faculties with whom we work - the RCOG, the RCGP and the Faculty of Public Health Medicine - it is important for us to demonstrate the elements of maintaining good medical practice within our specialist areas.

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FSRH Service Standards for Risk Management in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - Oct 2017

20 October 2017

Risk Management is an approach to improving the quality and safety of health care by identifying circumstances that put patients and staff at risk and acting to prevent or control those risks. The overall aim of any risk management strategy is to make the effective management of risk part of everyday practice. This can only be achieved if there is a comprehensive and cohesive framework in place, underpinned by clear accountability arrangements across the organisation.

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