31 Jan FSRH and BASHH launch first ever quality standards for online sexual and reproductive healthcare services
The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) and The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) have published the first quality standards for NHS and non-NHS providers of sexual and reproductive healthcare. The standards cover areas such as safe prescribing, consent, capacity, safe-guarding of children and vulnerable adults, among others.
The standards follow the publication of a report on independent online primary health services by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent health and care services regulator, last year. Safety is where CQC found the greatest concerns, but also where it has seen the greatest improvement.