The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) has launched a national audit of emergency contraception focused on primary care, with free individualised results for FSRH members.

The standards to be audited are focused on women presenting for emergency contraception:

  • the percentage of women suitable for a copper intrauterine contraceptive device (Cu-IUD) who were provided with information about Cu-IUD as a method of emergency contraception
  • the percentage of women suitable for a Cu-IUD who were offered the Cu-IUD as an option for emergency contraception
  • the percentage of women who were given contraceptive advice
  • the percentage of women who were given sexual health advice.

To take part in the audit, FSRH members must record and compile the appropriate data in an Excel workbook so that it can then be entered into an online form. The deadline for form submissions is 30 April 2018.

Full information and contact details for questions about the process are contained in the workbook. It is hoped that the audit will produce useful results for clinicians hoping to assess their services. For more information, to download the workbook, or submit the online form, visit the FSRH website.