Early medical abortion at home: consultation
We are seeking views on the future arrangements for early medical abortion at home across Scotland. The responses will help to inform our decision on whether the current arrangements should continue once there is no longer a significant risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Responding to this consultation
We are inviting responses to this consultation by 5 January 2021.Please respond to this consultation using the Scottish Government's consultation hub, Citizen Space (http://consult.gov.scot). Access and respond to this consultation online at https://consult.gov.scot/population-health/early-medical-abortion-at-home/. You can save and return to your responses while the consultation is still open. Please ensure that consultation responses are submitted before the closing date of 5 January 2021.
If you are unable to respond using our consultation hub, you can alternatively send your response by email or post. If so, please complete the Respondent Information Form (download it from the Supporting Files section) and add your responses and send them to:
Health Protection Division
Area 3E, St Andrew's House
Edinburgh EH1 3DG
Handling your response
Next steps in the process
Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public at http://consult.gov.scot. If you use the consultation hub to respond, you will receive a copy of your response via email.Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered, along with any other available evidence to help us. Responses will be published where we have been given permission to do so. An analysis report will also be made available.
Comments and complaints
If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please send them to the contact address above or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scottish Government consultation process
Consultation is an essential part of the policy making process. It gives us the opportunity to consider your opinion and expertise on a proposed area of work.
You can find all our consultations online: http://consult.gov.scot. Each consultation details the issues under consideration, as well as a way for you to give us your views, either online, by email or by post.
Responses will be analysed and used as part of the decision-making process, along with a range of other available information and evidence. We will publish a report on this analysis for every consultation. Depending on the nature of the consultation exercise the responses received may:
- indicate the need for policy development or review
- inform the development of a particular policy
- help decisions to be made between alternative policy proposals
- be used to finalise legislation before it is implemented
While details of particular circumstances described in a response to a consultation exercise may usefully inform the policy process, consultation exercises cannot address individual concerns and comments, which should be directed to the relevant public body.
Respondent Information Form
If you are unable to respond via Citizen Space on the website please complete the Respondent Information Form. The Respondent Information Form and Consultation Questionnaire are available in the supporting files for this publication.
Please do not send a response (either by post or email) without a Respondent Information Form.
The Respondent Information Form is available to download from the Supporting Files section.
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