Petitioner: Maureen Sharkey on behalf of Scottish Care & Information on Miscarriage (SCIM)
20 October 2012
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to offer all women, who have suffered miscarriage, investigations following one loss through miscarriage and to review NHS Scotland’s policy on the investigation and treatment of couples who experience miscarriage to help relieve the anxiety and distress to women caused by the current guidelines.
The petitioner has also collected 295 offline signatures.
27 November 2012: The Committee took evidence from Maureen Sharkey, and Elizabeth Corrigan, Scottish Care and Information on Miscarriage. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Scottish Committee), the Miscarriage Association, Tommy's and the British Medical Association Scotland. Link to Official Report 27 November 2012 (438KB pdf)
5 February 2013: The Committee agreed to write to Tommy's and the British Medical Association Scotland. Link to Official Report 5 February 2013 (374KB pdf)
16 April 2013: The Committee agreed to write to the Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland. Link to Official Report 16 April 2013 (473KB pdf)
Currently, it is only women who suffer recurrent miscarriages (three consecutive miscarriages in a row) in the first trimester who are offered testing or women in the second trimester.
Scottish Care & Information on Miscarriage (SCIM) Management Committee would like an immediate review of this policy to assist in relieving the anxiety and distress caused by the current guidelines. It is important that this is changed as there is no valid medical evidence for this policy.