Results 1–20 of 50 for telemedicine abortion

International Women’s Day (10 Mar 2022)

Diana R. Johnson: I absolutely agree with the right hon. Lady. Let me clear, so we are all aware in the Chamber, that telemedicine for early medical abortion services has enabled thousands of women to access care at home via both pills being posted to them following a telephone consultation with a qualified nurse or midwife. The evidence from the medical community is absolutely crystal clear. A study of more...

Health and Care Bill - Report (4th Day) (Continued): Amendment 183 (16 Mar 2022)

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle: ...of the pandemic, when your Lordships’ House was operating on a skeleton crew. That led to me, as very new Peer, moving the amendment to the coronavirus regulations that would have allowed for telemedicine. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Barker, who I note has signed this amendment, for supporting me through that process, because I had little idea about what I was doing in terms of your...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Abortion: Telemedicine (26 Sep 2022)

Bob Blackman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has assessed the effectiveness of MSI Reproductive Choices UK’s enhanced safeguarding pathways for telemedicine abortion services; what steps her Department is taking to help ensure (a) women and girls are being provided with adequate care when not seeing a doctor and (b) doctors can verify that telemedicine...

Health and Care Bill: After Clause 148 - Mandatory training on learning disability and autism (30 Mar 2022)

Diana R. Johnson: I rise to speak to amendment (a) tabled by the Government in lieu of Baroness Sugg’s amendment—Lords amendment 92—which would continue the telemedicine service for early medical abortion that was introduced during the covid pandemic. First, I pay tribute to the noble Baroness Sugg for her persistence and her work in the other place. This is about how we best provide essential...

Covid-19: Human Trafficking - Question (16 Jul 2020)

Baroness Barker: The initial review from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of abortion services delivered by telemedicine during Covid showed that staff, highly trained in safeguarding, have found trafficked women. Will the Minister’s department work with the Department of Health and Social Care to evaluate and make this telemedicine service permanent?

Health and Care Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion J1 (as an amendment to Motion J) (5 Apr 2022)

Lord Morrow: My Lords, I rise to speak to Motion N1 and Amendment 92B. I want to put on record that it is extremely regrettable that a profound change in the way that abortions are delivered has been rushed through at the end of this Bill, without the opportunity for scrutiny and consideration in Committee and on Report of whether additional safeguards needed to be added. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady...

Scottish Parliament: Abortion Services (21 Apr 2022)

Monica Lennon: The anti-abortion lobby now sees Scotland as an easy target, with campaigners following the Texas playbook. Last September, I raised concerns with the First Minister and highlighted the urgent need for protest-free buffer zones at abortion services. Does she regret the fact that swift action has not been taken in that respect? Can she also tell us when telemedicine for early abortion will be...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Abortion (27 May 2020)

Lord Bethell: The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has issued clinical guidelines for healthcare professionals on Coronavirus infection and abortion care. The guidance sets out the circumstances where women should be asked to attend a clinic for an ultra-sound scan. However, it states that “most women can determine the gestational age of their pregnancy with reasonable accuracy by last...

Medical Abortion Pills - Question (10 Feb 2022)

Baroness Sugg: I thank my noble friend the Minister for that Answer. The consultation on this finished 12 months ago and the current regulations expire next month. Abortion providers have made it clear that without telemedicine services, we will face enormous demand pressures resulting in longer waiting times, later abortions and even women having to resort to unsafe abortions. It would be very helpful to...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (1 Mar 2022)

Carla Lockhart: The right decision was taken by this Government last week in confirming that the temporary telemedicine at-home abortion pill should cease. I commend the Government for that decision. Given that more than 10,000 women have ended up in hospital in the year 2020 after taking a first abortion pill, can my hon. Friend confirm that the Government will follow through on that decision?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matter of the Day: Abortion Regulations (31 Mar 2020)

Clare Bailey: ...the fact that access to reproductive healthcare is no longer a criminal matter. We do not think it should ever have been a criminal matter, and we believe that any woman should be able to access an abortion as early as possible and as late as necessary. Today, the regulations on abortion in Northern Ireland are a good step forward and are to be welcomed. Access to abortion up to 12 weeks...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Abortion: Telemedicine (9 Feb 2022)

Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's consultation on Home use of both pills for early medical abortion up to 10 weeks gestation, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of making telemedicine for early medical abortion permanent on (a) waiting times and (b) the ability for women to receive care at an earlier...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Abortion: Telemedicine (19 Apr 2022)

Virendra Sharma: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the World Health Organization’s recommendations of 9 March 2022 on the delivery of safe abortion care, including for nations to make abortion available via telemedicine and outside a healthcare facility, what (a) assessment he has made of the recommendations and (b) plans he has to ensure services in England can be...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Abortion: Telemedicine (26 Apr 2022)

Virendra Sharma: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the World Health Organization’s recommendations of 9 March 2022 on the delivery of safe abortion care, including for nations to make abortion available via telemedicine and outside a healthcare facility, what (a) assessment he has made of the recommendations and (b) plans he has to ensure services in England can be...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Abortion (8 Jun 2020)

Helen Whately: The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has issued clinical guidelines for healthcare professionals on ‘Coronavirus infection and abortion care’. The guidance sets out the circumstances where women should be asked to attend a clinic for an ultra-sound scan. However, it states that “most women can determine the gestational age of their pregnancy with reasonable...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Abortion: Telemedicine (20 Dec 2021)

Crispin Blunt: ...of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the findings of a February 2021 British Medical Journal report on sexual and reproductive health that 89 per cent of women who have used the telemedicine service for early medical abortion have reported that they would opt to have treatment at home again if necessary and a February 2021 report published by the British Journal of...

Business of the House (10 Feb 2022)

Diana R. Johnson: ...Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and, I think, the majority of the British public support the continuation of telemedicine—the Government also had a consultation on it that ended in February 2021—is it not time for an urgent statement from the Department of Health and Social Care about the future for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Abortion: Drugs (15 Jun 2020)

Lord Bethell: The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has issued clinical guidelines for healthcare professionals on Coronavirus infection and abortion care. The guidance sets out the circumstances where women should be asked to attend a clinic for an ultra-sound scan, however it states that “most women can determine the gestational age of their pregnancy with reasonable accuracy by...

Domestic Abuse Bill: New Clause 15 - Children as victims of domestic abuse (6 Jul 2020)

Edward Leigh: ...are already investigations into nine cases where pills issued via telephone were taken beyond the recommended gestation. This is less than two months after the service commenced. In one case, the abortion took place some 18 weeks over the legal limit of nine weeks and six days. We have also seen, of course, the media give better attention to domestic abuse and that increase in visibility...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Abortion: Drugs (9 Jul 2020)

Baroness Stroud: To ask Her Majesty's Government what investigation they have made, if any, of reports of misadministration of the abortion drugs mifepristone and misoprostol from a telemedicine appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic leading to the death of an unborn child at 28 weeks; and how many other cases of such misadministration they are aware of.


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