Action Plan 2022

There are many challenges facing The Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation in 2022.

Below are some of the action points we will be looking at this year;

  • We will refresh and improve the website adding further content and improve the ease of navigation. Also we will analyse the search engine optimisation data. This will enable to review the sections of the website which are most popular and also to assess where the hits on the website are coming from to increase our hit rate.
  • We will explore the use of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Mumsnet. This may improve the number of people that can access the information and services that The Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation provides.
  • We have appointed a faculty member with an interest and experience of counselling.  She is in contact with a member of the Counselling Society and will be working with them to set up a counselling service for those who have been effected by ectopic pregnancy. This service has been requested and we are happy to provide it.
  • We will post regular updates on COVID-19 and the implications for those seeking help. For a suspected ectopic pregnancy, and the need to seek face-to-face consultation with health care professionals, we have included a link  on the website to help women to find the nearest pregnancy assessment unit and accident and emergency departments.
  • LBGTQ – We will work with the community to provide further help support and advice.  We have appointed a faculty member with experience in this field and our aim is to form links with other organisations to increase the service that we provide. We will encourage more women to post their experiences of Ectopic Pregnancy. This decision has proved very popular and is helpful and supportive to those with or having had an ectopic pregnancy.
  • The General Medical Council (GMC) have advised that medical students should be taught about ectopic pregnancy. To stimulate interest and encourage them to read about this condition we will sponsor the Lawson Tate essay prize, open to all final year medical students at Imperial College School of Medicine.
  • We will post more patients experiences which have been very popular and of help to others who have experienced an ectopic pregnancy.

Laurie Montgomery Irvine 

January 2022