Recommencement of Specific Abortion Services at MSI Clinics (07.10.16 update)

In a press release published earlier today, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) says it is satisfied that Marie Stopes International (MSI) has responded to the serious patient safety concerns it raised with the provider, following inspections of its clinics, call-centre and corporate headquarters for England.

Since August 2016, CQC has been monitoring MSI closely and reviewing its progress. Having demonstrated to CQC that it has addressed the most serious areas of concern, including staff training in the key areas identified, from today (7 October 2016) MSI has begun to lift the restrictions it placed on its termination services, with the intention to resume full services across its clinics by the end of October 2016.

CQC is continuing to review MSI’s progress and it will not hesitate to take further action to protect patients, if necessary.

CQC aims to publish the full reports from its inspections later this year. Until then, the regulatory process prevents CQC from disclosing further details about its findings.