Improving access – reaching out with a ‘‘Clinic in a Box’’
Harrow Family Planning and Reproductive Health Service – The North West
London Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK
Introduction: How one small NorthWest London Hospital Trust’s Family
Planning and Reproductive Health Service has developed an outreach service.
Method: Imaginative and prudent use of funding combined with extended
nurse prescribing and pro-active liaison has led to satellite/link and signpost
nurse-led services, taking a ‘‘Clinic in a Box’’ directly into schools,
colleges, young parents, and hardto- reach and at-risk young people groups, thus
improving access to contraceptive services, advice and information.
Conclusion: The poster will show how the success of the pilot ‘‘Clinic
in a Box’’ project within the teenage parent group (63% now using long-term
contraception) has provided a framework to expand and develop the outreach
service within Harrow.