Health Professions: Qualifications

Health written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of Jim Dobbin Jim Dobbin Labour, Heywood and Middleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) if he will take steps to ensure that the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists acts to accommodate doctors and nurses who have a conscientious objection to supplying contraceptive drugs or devices which act after fertilisation receive a diploma in sexual and reproductive health;

(2) what his policy is on allowing doctors and nurses who have a conscientious objection to supplying contraceptive drugs or devices which act after fertilisation to receive diplomas in sexual and reproductive health.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare is responsible for decisions on the syllabus of its diploma, the requirements for entry to the Diploma course and the award of a diploma qualification.

The Department understands that its guidelines on the syllabus and on possible conscientious objection have not changed.

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