Reproductive Health is a Public Health Issue

  By Dr Sue Mann. Re-published with permission of FSRH. Dr Sue Mann and colleagues Monica Davison and Alison Hadley provide some background to the new suite of documents on reproductive health to be published by Public Health England (PHE). The documents will define the scope of reproductive health, provide a national overview of the current […]

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Women Suffer Most from Cuts to 17 NHS Operations

 By Katherine Ripullone and Kate Womersley From 2019, the NHS will refuse hundreds of thousands of operations, as part of cost-cutting measures. What’s been less well publicized than the ‘17 blacklisted ops’, is how restriction and discontinuation of these procedures by NHS England will disproportionately affect women. This gender bias is not a new trend. […]

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New Guidance From DoH On Abortion Provision

New guidance was issued today by the Department of Health in relation to the provision of abortions in England and Wales. Following an independent, covert investigation by the UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph, concern was raised that abortion was being provided in the UK out with the provisions of the Abortion Act, andwhich would obviously […]

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Historic News for Nurse Training in SRH

Members of the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) have voted overwhelmingly to widen membership to include nurses, paving the way for the development of a new nationally recognised qualification for nurses working in sexual health. This happened last Thursday at an extraordinary general meeting before the Current Choices Conference in London, after which […]

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ESC – 13thCongress and call for applications for project funding

Mark your calendar: 28 till 31 May 2014 Lisbon, Portugal First announcement Check out the first announcement including: programme overview: 8 workshops, 21 congress sessions, 2 debates… abstract submission instructions (deadline 1 December 2013) registration form Register now Please find here an overview of the registration fees. You can now register through the online registration form General […]

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NICE Good Practice Guidance: Patient Group Directions

The Good Practice Guidance for Patient Group Directions has been published today. Better late than never! This guidance provides good practice recommendations for individual people and organisations involved with PGDs, with the aim of ensuring patients receive safe and appropriate care and timely access to medicines, in line with legislation. The preferred way for patients […]

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Faculty 20th Anniversary Celebration & McGonagall’s Ode!

At the event to celebrate the Faculty’s 20th anniversary, those gathered were regaled, by the invited after-dinner speaker Professor James Drife, with the following ode – available as a podcast for best effect: The Editor felt the Journal’s readers might like to share the experience, although nothing could compare with seeing the performance ‘live’. When […]

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Fall in abortion rate and other news

Fall in abortion rates continues Abortions carried out on women living in England and Wales fell 2.5% to 185,122 last year, Department of Health figures show. For women aged 15-44, the abortion rate was down 5.4% to 16.5 per 1,000 women – the lowest since 1997. From information included in abortion forms in 2012, almost […]

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