Family planning policy: guidelines for health boards

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251197
Title:
Family planning policy: guidelines for health boards
Authors:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Mar-1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251197
Item Type:
Guideline
Language:
en
Description:
Each health board should ensure, that an equitable, accessible and comprehensive family planning service is provided in its area. 2 The role of the general practitioner in. providing family planning services is recognised and this role will be developed and strengthened. 3. A broadly-based programme, involving family planning clinics provided by the health board and/or other service providers, will be developed to ensure that services are within easy reach and that choice of service-provider is available. 4. The family planning service in each maternity hospital/unit will be evaluated to determine the extent to which current needs are being met. 5. Sterilisation operations for family planning purposes are a matter for decision by the individuals concerned in conjunction with their consultants. Where sterilisation is not available at a particular hospital, the patient has the right to ask her consultant to refer her to a hospital where the procedure is available and the health board should make the appropriate arrangements. 6. Health boards should ensure that vasectomy services are available. 7. Arrangements for the dissemination of information on family planning should be made by health boards. 8. Copies of family planning materials, including those available from the Health Promotion Unit of the Department of Health, should be made available to the public through sources such as general practitioners, non-governmental. organisations, maternity hospital units, pharmacies and health board services : 9. Each health board should provide a leaflet which outlines the type and range of family planning services available in it's area and details of service providers or contact phone numbers. 10. The range of services to be provided free of charge under the G.M.S. is being extended to include spermicidal contraceptives and contraceptive devices. 11. The family planning requirements of individuals in deprived and/or at-risk groups, and for those with special needs, will be established by health boards, in consultation with the groups involved and provided in a manner which is easily understood by the recipients. 12 . Health boards will ensure that the family planning needs of persons living in remote areas are adequately met. 13. Health boards should devise appropriate arrangements to ensure a co-ordinated approach in the development and implementation of the services (within health board or between health boards).
Keywords:
FAMILY PLANNING; POLICY FORMULATION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-06T14:57:53Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-06T14:57:53Z-
dc.date.issued1995-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/251197-
dc.descriptionEach health board should ensure, that an equitable, accessible and comprehensive family planning service is provided in its area. 2 The role of the general practitioner in. providing family planning services is recognised and this role will be developed and strengthened. 3. A broadly-based programme, involving family planning clinics provided by the health board and/or other service providers, will be developed to ensure that services are within easy reach and that choice of service-provider is available. 4. The family planning service in each maternity hospital/unit will be evaluated to determine the extent to which current needs are being met. 5. Sterilisation operations for family planning purposes are a matter for decision by the individuals concerned in conjunction with their consultants. Where sterilisation is not available at a particular hospital, the patient has the right to ask her consultant to refer her to a hospital where the procedure is available and the health board should make the appropriate arrangements. 6. Health boards should ensure that vasectomy services are available. 7. Arrangements for the dissemination of information on family planning should be made by health boards. 8. Copies of family planning materials, including those available from the Health Promotion Unit of the Department of Health, should be made available to the public through sources such as general practitioners, non-governmental. organisations, maternity hospital units, pharmacies and health board services : 9. Each health board should provide a leaflet which outlines the type and range of family planning services available in it's area and details of service providers or contact phone numbers. 10. The range of services to be provided free of charge under the G.M.S. is being extended to include spermicidal contraceptives and contraceptive devices. 11. The family planning requirements of individuals in deprived and/or at-risk groups, and for those with special needs, will be established by health boards, in consultation with the groups involved and provided in a manner which is easily understood by the recipients. 12 . Health boards will ensure that the family planning needs of persons living in remote areas are adequately met. 13. Health boards should devise appropriate arrangements to ensure a co-ordinated approach in the development and implementation of the services (within health board or between health boards).en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.subjectFAMILY PLANNINGen_GB
dc.subjectPOLICY FORMULATIONen_GB
dc.titleFamily planning policy: guidelines for health boardsen_GB
dc.typeGuidelineen
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