Major UK study recommends extending abortion powers to nurses


Nursing Times, Marc h 8th, 2023

Nurses and midwives should be allowed to authorise and perform abortions, the largest-ever UK study on abortion has recommended.

The Shaping Abortion for Change (SACHA) study has been funded by the government through the National Institute for Health and Care Research and is being led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

While a full report is yet to be published, some of the findings and recommendations were presented yesterday to MPs and peers from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health.

One of the key recommendations was for a change of the law in Britain to allow appropriately trained nurses and midwives to sign off abortions, prescribe abortion medication, and perform procedures.

By J Pope

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