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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Copenhagen Impressions

European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health First Global Conference Highlights of the Congress included: Crown Princess Mary opening the Congress followed by the amazing Copenhagen drummers                                Green contraception – estrogen in water an issue, rating methods for their ‘greenness’: hormones, packaging etc. Lidegaard / Shulman / Dinger – continuing debate on […]

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Help WHO revise its guidelines!

The WHO are currently preparing updates to its Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use and Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, which will be finalized in 2014, and are soliciting feedback from various stakeholders in the field of family planning to inform this process. The goal is to ensure these guidelines remain relevant to family planning […]

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Sexual health improvement framework, comments and other News

‘A Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England’ sets out the government’s ambitions for improving sexual health. Designed to be used by local organisations when they are looking at how best to provide sexual health services in their area. This includes the need for: a fall in the number of unwanted pregnancies  greater efforts to […]

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