Clinical Standards

FSRH/BASHH Standards for Online and Remote Providers of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services - January 2019

24 January 2019

The rapid expansion in the number of providers of online Sexual and Reproductive Health/Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (SH/SRH) services has enabled and empowered users to access their healthcare in more ways than through a face-to-face consultation with the health care professional. The FSRH and BASHH support these innovations and recognise that these services have enormous potential. They are seeking, however, key assurances in the standards of care and quality of services provided.

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FSRH Service Standards for Record Keeping - July 2019

08 July 2019

Contemporaneous and high quality record keeping is an important aspect of clinical risk management. It ensures that clinicians and other staff have timely access to information relevant to the patient’s current episode of care. It facilitates clear communication to other involved clinicians justifying decision-making for actions taken. In the event of complaints, untoward incidents and medico-legal cases, accurate and comprehensive documentation supports prompt resolution. In addition, good clinical records support audit, management, planning, policy, commissioning and research. Download the document and save.

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FSRH Service Standards on Obtaining Valid Consent in SRH Services - September 2018

26 September 2018

The modernised Service Standards on Obtaining Valid Consent in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Services include essential updates for healthcare professionals working for and commissioning SRH services. Updates focus on explaining risk to patients, advice and consent for multimedia and education purposes. They also reference a timely potential change in relationship with the European Court of Human Rights at the time of Brexit. Download the full standards here.

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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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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 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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