147,173 members

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

News

Update to procedures for the approval of independent sector places

 

Start sharing

If you've got news you'd like to share, let us know and we'll consider it for our news section.
 

Update to procedures for the approval of independent sector places

The Department of Health has published an update to the procedures for approval of independent sector providers of treatment for termination of pregnancy.

These procedures set out the required standard operating principles that approved organisations need to comply with in order to obtain secretary of state approval under section 1(3) of the Abortion Act 1967.

The procedures have been updated to reflect the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC’s) regulatory framework, including other relevant professional guidance and should be used by all independent sector providers of abortion services.