On 24 May 2012 the department instructed the health and social care board (HSCB) to undertake an audit of the clinical coding related to abortions in health and social care hospitals in Northern Ireland to assess the accuracy of the data produced.

Written statement

A written statement to the Northern Ireland assembly was made by the Minister for health social services and public safety to the assembly detailing the findings of the audit on 22 August 2012.

Current publication

Please note, the date of the next publication has been delayed until 2 May 2024. Following the introduction of ‘The Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020’, methodology is being updated for the publication to also include terminations which are not carried out as an inpatient or day case.

Previous publications

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