About this event

  • Date and time Wed 16 Oct 2019 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Sexuality and Sexual Health

This conference will be the primary event for abortion providers to come together to learn, discuss and debate the impact of the new guidelines on abortion services and patient care.

We'll review the potential impact of the recently published NICE Termination of Pregnancy guideline recommendations on abortion care and service provision.

Book your place to:

  • Understand the impact of the new NICE Termination of Pregnancy guidelines and how they may impact on abortion care and service delivery
  • Know about current and best practice in abortion care
  • Understand new approaches and development in abortion care and how this impacts on care delivery
  • Understand the political climate and the rising impetus to change legislation around abortion care in the UK and Crown Dependencies

Key speakers

Professor Iain Cameron

Chair NICE Termination of Pregnancy guideline

Professor Sharon Cameron

Clinical Lead NICE Termination of Pregnancy Guideline

Dr Mary Favier

Start Doctors, Republic of Ireland

Agenda

View the programme 16 October 2019

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mrs Joanne Fletcher/Mr Jonathan Lord, Co-Chairs, British Society of Abortion Care Providers (BSACP)

Session one: NICE Termination of Pregnancy Guideline – Improving Clinical Care

Chair: Professor Iain Cameron, Chair NICE Termination of Pregnancy Guideline Development Group, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Southampton

Anti-D

Dr Fiona Regan

Antibiotic prophylaxis

Michael Nevill, Nurse Director, BPAS

Abortion before ultrasound evidence of an intrauterine pregnancy

Professor Sharon Cameron, Consultant Gynaecologist, Chalmers Centre, Edinburgh

Cervical priming

Dr Patricia Lohr, Medical Director, BPAS

Tea and coffee break

Session two: NICE Termination of Pregnancy Guideline – Client-Centered Care and Implementation Chair: Professor Sam Rowlands, Visiting Professor, Bournemouth University, Secretary, BSACP

Chair: Professor Sam Rowlands, Visiting Professor, Bournemouth University, Secretary, BSACP

Service Organisation – choice/confidentiality/care pathways

Mr Jonathan Lord, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Royal Cornwall Hospital/University of Exeter Medical School, Truro; Co-Chair, BSACP

Getting it right – what women would like to know about abortion

Laura Rutherford, Lead Nurse, Emergency Gynaecology Assessment Unit (EGUA), Peterborough City Hospital and Sarah Makstutis, Lay Member, NICE Termination of Pregnancy Guideline

The best of the rest (NICE Panel)

Medical regimens: first and second trimester

Jo Fletcher

Contraception

Michael Nevill

Anaesthesia

Patricia Lohr

Venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Sharon Cameron

>24 weeks’ gestation

Sharon Cameron

Discussion: What next? How do we implement NICE?

NICE Panel: Jo Fletcher, Jonathan Lord, Michael Nevill, Patricia Lohr, Sharon Cameron

Questions from audience/e-mail/live Twitter

Lunch and British Society of Abortion Care Providers AGM

AGM for BSACP members only

Session three: Theory into Practice

Chair: Mr Jonathan Lord

RCOG’s vision and strategy for abortion services

New RCOG President

Session four: Oral Abstracts (Quality Improvement in Abortion Care)

Chair: Dr Patricia Lohr

Oral abstract #1
Oral abstract #2
Oral abstract #3
Oral abstract #4
Tea and coffee break

Session five: The Changing Face of Abortion Care

Isle of Man

Dr Alex Allinson, MHK for Ramsey

Republic of Ireland

Dr Mary Favier, General Practitioner and Founding Member Doctors for Choice, Republic of Ireland (Start Doctors)

Specialist complex cases commissioning update

Speaker TBC

Award presentations

James Trussell tribute

Ann Furedi, Chief Executive, bpas and James Trussell Essay prize award

Oral and poster presentation prize awards, close of meeting and online evaluations

Jo Fletcher and Jonathan Lord

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom