BPAS abortion clinic leadership rated ‘inadequate’

A report by the UK’s care watchdog has labelled the leadership at a branch of one of the country’s largest abortion providers “inadequate”.

BPAS’s premises in Streatham were rated as “requires improvement” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Alithea Williams, from the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), said that women’s safety was being put at risk.


The CQC report said that the Streatham clinic requires improvements on safety, effectiveness and responsiveness.

Other issues highlighted in the report included inadequate staff training and poor management of safety incidents.

The lack of leadership was also highlighted, as local managers “did not always have the skills and abilities to run the service”.


Alithea Williams said that it was the worst CQC report they had seen.

“This clinic, which is commissioned by the NHS to kill thousands of babies a year, cannot even get things like staff training and competency correct.”

She added: “It is unacceptable that women’s safety is being put at risk in this way.”


Last year, a CQC report uncovered safety issues at another BPAS branch.

It carried out an investigation at BPAS’s Merseyside clinic, where it also gave an overall rating of “requires improvement”.

Inspectors found that staff “did not consistently adhere to the infection prevention and control measures specified by the service”.

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