Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH)
FSRH believe that access to quality sexual and reproductive healthcare is a fundamental right. This is why we are working together with our members and partners to shape better sexual and reproductive health for all.
The FSRH was established in March 1993. The foundations of the FSRH date back to 1974, when approximately 1000 family planning clinics that were run by the Family Planning Association (FPA). were handed over to the National Health Service (NHS) to be managed by the Local Area Health Authority Public Health departments. This left no medical body to represent doctors working in this field that could facilitate sharing of good practice and the development of standards, guidelines and training.
Developed with and by FSRH members the Vision is designed to demonstrate that good SRH is key to healthy lives - beginning with education and ending with encouraging post-reproductive health and truly reflecting a person’s life course.
FSRH Vision focuses on three key areas in SRH services:
1. The patient experience - ensuring that patients have access to a full choice of contraceptive methods and can see a trained healthcare professional to discuss the full range of contraceptive options available to them without fear of harassment or stigma.
2. A well-trained workforce -making sure that we are ‘vision-ready’ with the optimum skill mix to cater for a wide population demand.
3. The importance of integration - establishing clear referral pathways between services so that care can be integrated around the needs of the individual, not institutional or professional silos.