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 Abortion Care Guideline recommendations on abortion care and service provision.

Book your place to:

  • Understand the impact of the new NICE Abortion Care 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

Prizes

James Trussell Essay Prize
The essay theme for the inaugural award is ‘Removing Barriers to Safe Abortion’
Open to: Trainees/Students 
Prize: £150
Deadline for submission: Tuesday 10 September 2019
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Abstract submissions
Abstracts should have direct relevance to abortion care and can include abortion for any indication (including fetal
abnormality). All submissions on topics related to abortion care and early pregnancy management will be considered.
Open to: All
Deadline for submission: Tuesday 10 September 2019
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We would like to thank our exhibitor(s):

BMJ, BPAS, BSACP, Marie Stopes and NUPAS

Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

Key speakers

Professor Iain Cameron

Chair NICE Termination of Pregnancy Guideline

Dr Mary Favier

Start Doctors, Republic of Ireland

Professor Janice Rymer

Vice President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Mr Anthony Prudhoe

Senior Programme of Care Manager, Women and Children’s Specialised Services, NHS England

Agenda

View the programme 16 October 2019

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mrs Joanne Fletcher, Consultant Nurse Gynaecology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and Mr Jonathan Lord, Co-Chairs, British Society of Abortion Care Providers (BSACP)

Session one: NICE Abortion Care Guideline – Improving Clinical Care

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

Anti-D

Dr Fiona Regan

Antibiotic prophylaxis

Mr Michael Nevill, Nurse Director, British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Abortion before ultrasound evidence of an intrauterine pregnancy

Dr John Reynolds-Wright, Clinical Research Fellow, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Edinburgh

Cervical priming

Dr Patricia Lohr, Medical Director, British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Tea and coffee break

Session two: NICE Abortion Care Guideline – Client-centered care and implementation

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

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' strategy for abortion services and training

Professor Janice Rymer, Vice President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

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

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

The best of the rest (NICE Panel)

Medical abortion regimens: first and second trimester

Mrs Joanne Fletcher

Contraception

Mr Michael Nevill

Anaesthesia

Dr Patricia Lohr

Venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Dr Patricia Lohr

>24 weeks’ gestation

Dr Patricia Lohr

Lunch and British Society of Abortion Care Providers AGM, for BSACP members only

Session three: NICE Guideline Group Panel

Chair: Mrs Katherine Andrea, Guideline Lead National Guideline Alliance, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 

Discussion: What next? How do we implement NICE?

Jo Fletcher, Jonathan Lord, Mr Michael Nevill, Patricia Lohr

 

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

Chair: Dr Patricia Lohr, Medical Director, BPAS, and Dr Caroline Gazet, Clinical Director UK, Marie Stopes International 

Presentation one: Delivery of audiovisual information on early medical abortion to women: Results from a multicentre randomised controlled trial in Scotland, Sweden and France

Dr John Reynolds-Wright

Presentation two: Patient care and outcomes following the introduction of early medical abortion at home (EMAH)

Sarah Seacombe, Specialty Doctor, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB), Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health 

Presentation three: A review of the use of manual vacuum aspiration within the Early Pregnancy Service: Improving patient satisfaction through improved choice

Dr Emma Lincoln, Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, Peterborough City Hospital

Presentation four: Abortion education in UK medical schools

Catriona Rennison, Medical Student, University College London Medical School, Miss Emily Woodhead, Medical Student, University College London Medical School, Dr Corrina Horan, Masters Student in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Dr Jayne Kavanagh, Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow, University College London Medical School 

Tea and coffee break
James Trussell tribute and James Trussell Essay prize award

Ms Ann Furedi, Chief Executive, The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)

Session five: The Changing Face of Abortion Care

Chair: Dr Tracey Masters, Consultant, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

General Practice provision of Early Medical Abortion – Making it happen

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

Specialist complex cases commissioning update

Mr Anthony Prudhoe, Senior Programme of Care Manager, Women and Children’s Specialised Services, NHS England

Award presentations

Oral and poster presentation prize awards

Mrs Joanne Fletcher and Mr Jonathan Lord

Close of meeting and online evaluations

Evaluations surveys will be sent via email and certificates of attendance can be found in the ‘My Account’ area on the RSM website

Location

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