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Over 80 health professionals and others involved in abortion care from a wide range of backgrounds and organisations, including the National Health Service and independent sector, attended this inaugural meeting of the recently formed British Society for Abortion Care Providers (BSACP).
In her opening remarks, Tracey Masters (SRH Consultant and BSACP founder member) spoke about her personal and professional experience of being an abortion care provider in the UK. She then outlined the important role of this new – and many would say long overdue and eagerly anticipated – multi-professional organisation in promoting best practice, education, training and research in abortion care. Dr Masters mentioned two of the BSACP's stated objectives, namely that it will grow into a community of practitioners across disciplines and will provide a forum for discussion.
The Presidents of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), David Richmond, and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), Chris Wilkinson, emphasised the importance that both organisations place on improving abortion care provision, both in the UK and worldwide, and stressed the importance of developing links with the BSACP.
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