The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) has published a new version of its Service standards for medicines management in sexual and reproductive health services.

These standards explore the clinical, cost-effective, and safe use of medicines for patients who are using SRH services. The standards cover dispensing (including remote and online prescribing), storage, administration, and disposal.

Changes introduced in the update to the standards include:

  • standard 4—to restrict access to prescription pads to authorised personnel and where key code access systems are used, codes should be changed regularly
  • standard 6—to include references to the NICE competency framework both for individuals using Patient Group Directions and those developing them.