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Abortion: Clinics

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 21971, tabled on 27 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of abortion clinics are rated as (a) inadequate or (b) requires improvement by the Care Quality Commission for safety standards.

Answered on

3 March 2020

The Care Quality Commission registers services based on the regulated activities that they carry out.

The number of active locations with the regulated activity of ‘Termination of Pregnancies’ rated Inadequate for safety is 9 (3.75%). The number rated as Requires Improvement for safety is 121 (59.3%).

Locations registered to carry on this regulated activity may not provide this activity exclusively.

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