The role of school nurses has extended to provide emergency contraception and advice on sexual health to school-age students in education settings, following OFSTED’s report on sex and relationship education in schools (2006). This updated RCN position statement aims to clarify the responsibilities of school nurses when they are providing emergency contraception to students in education settings. It also highlights the importance of appropriate training, experience and working together with education providers and looks at the laws around providing emergency contraception to under 16s and the duty of confidentiality.
Response to ‘Comparative performance of culture using swabs transported in Amies medium and the Aptima Combo 2 nucleic acid amplification test in detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from genital and extra-genital sites: a retrospective study’
- Mrinalini Mahto 1East Cheshire Centre for Sexual Health, Macclesfield District General Hospital, East Cheshire NHS Trust, Macclesfield, UK
- Harry Mallinson
Correspondence to Dr Mrinalini Mahto, Department of Sexual Health, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Macclesfield SK10 3BL, UK; firstname.lastname@example.org