BPAS Chief Executive Ann Furedi said
'BPAS is working with NHS England and the Care Quality Commission, at their request, to ensure that the impact of this situation on women seeking abortion is minimal. Our staff and clinics are doing everything possible to prevent delays in treatment at this time. We are maximising our capacity and working hard so no woman is unable to get an abortion if she needs one. Women must not worry - if you are pregnant and need high quality abortion care you will be able to access services.'
This statement is in response to the Care Quality Commission inspections of Marie Stopes International clinics: http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/cqc-inspections-uncover-concerns-marie-stopes-international-clinics-so-specific-pregnancy
NHS England has set up a helpline for women with concerns or questions. Please call 0300 123 1041 (9am to 5pm at the weekends and 9am to 8pm during the week).
For questions about appointments at BPAS please call 03457 30 40 30.
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