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Collaboration with the NHS

Commissioning BPAS

Our relationship with the NHS has grown significantly over the last 35 years. As the UK’s leading abortion services provider, we are proud to say we have a relationship with the majority of local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups.

We believe that abortion is an essential part of reproductive healthcare which should be publicly funded through the NHS  - we now provide care free at the point of delivery to over 96% of the women we see.

Our service delivery models are tailored to the requirements of the organisation wishing to commission our services. This flexibility is driven by our commitment to deliver real choice for our clients, from both a business and user perspective. Our varied portfolio of reproductive health services enables us to build a bespoke service model based on the needs of the client.

Commissioning a service with us is very simple. We can undertake the your complete abortion requirements or design the service to allow our elements to seamlessly deliver in line with any NHS or partner provider. This enables you to deliver the health outcomes you require.

Examples of some of the service models in place are:

  • Client self-referral, any gestation both consultation and treatment all undertaken on bpas premises.
  • GP/Family Planning referral over 12 weeks gestation treatment only (this model would compliment a local NHS provision which goes up to 12 weeks gestation).
  • GP referral to a BPAS service that is delivered out of an NHS hospital (this model could be adapted to be delivered out of any approved premises).

We are an expert provider of late gestation terminations, currently undertaking two thirds of all late terminations in the country.

Our clinical innovation has enabled the development of early medical abortions (EMA) in the UK. EMA remains an area of expertise for us and we continuously refine and develop our service.

Importantly for commissioners and Public Health Directorate, the development of EMA has become a fundamental contributing factor to the achievement of Department of Health CHI (under 10 weeks) target. Our standard of care and clinical governance processes goes far and above the guidance of the RCOG and other governing bodies. Click here for more information on BPAS' clinical governance.

In addition the quality of our care and administration team sets us part from our competitors. We have a committed and loyal workforce, some of whom have been with us since our organisation began.

We produce useful statistics for our commissioning clients and carefully measure and monitor our client satisfaction.

Email development@bpas.org or telephone 07710 735475 to discuss your commissioning requirements


Ockenden Report

In December 2020, the Interim Ockenden Report was published, which set out seven immediate and essential actions (IEAs) for NHS trust maternity services under 7 key themes. The final report was published on the 30th of March 2022 and identified 15 actions in total.


BPAS is Cyber Esssentials Plus accredited