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New guidance for social care services for supporting people living with HIV in Scotland
01/11/2019
New guidelines on how social care services and care homes can best support people living with HIV in Scotland will...
Major overhaul of drugs policy needed to address a UK public health emergency
23/10/2019
NAT (National AIDS Trust) emphatically welcomes the Health and Social Care Select Committee report on drugs policy. The report highlights...
NAT statement on universal availability to HIV prevention medication PrEP
04/10/2019
NAT statement on universal availability to HIV prevention medication PrEP Kat Smithson, Director of Policy at (National AIDS Trust), said:...
"We must not be complacent": NAT responds to new data showing falls in HIV diagnoses
03/09/2019
New data from PHE England released today shows continued falls in HIV diagnoses in 2018 but late diagnosis remains stubbornly...
All-time high in drug-related deaths in England and Wales
15/08/2019
New data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) covering England and Wales shows that deaths from drug poisonings...
NAT colaunches new HIV Commission to end HIV transmissions in England by 2030 with Government endorsement
22/07/2019
N ew independent HIV Commission to end HIV transmissions in England by 2030 launches with Government endorsement The HIV Commission...
Patchy Prevention Green Paper: NAT response
22/07/2019
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust), said: “We warmly welcome the green paper on prevention. With increasing...
Drug-related deaths in Scotland highest on record
16/07/2019
New statistics published today by the Scottish Government on drug-related deaths (DRDs) in Scotland show that there were 27% more...
NHS England recommends uncapped PrEP trial access
05/07/2019
NHS England have announced five steps towards better access to the HIV prevention drug PrEP, including recommending removing the capped...
Government confirms sexual and reproductive health will remain with local authorities
07/06/2019
The Government has concluded a review of commissioning arrangements for certain public health functions, including sexual and reproductive health, that...
Increases in STI diagnoses show more funding for sexual health services urgently needed
04/06/2019
New STI data for England in 2018 show a 5% increase in STI diagnoses since 2017, with an especially worrying...
New online tool supports people living with HIV to tackle stigma
03/06/2019
NAT (National AIDS Trust) has partnered with digital social enterprise, Reason Digital , to create a ground-breaking online tool to...
Strategy and funding overhaul needed for sexual health system at tipping point
02/06/2019
NAT (National AIDS Trust) welcomes the Health and Social Care Select Committee report on sexual health. The report highlights the...
Councils in London accept 60% of additional PrEP places proposed for gay and bisexual men
12/04/2019
In response to the proposal that the number of places on the PrEP Impact Trial be doubled (a 100% increase),...
Employers’ unlawful vetting of job applicant health conditions and disabilities persists, says NAT
08/04/2019
Today marks nine years since the Equality Act was passed, yet social care providers across London have been found to...
Inquest rules Annabella Landsberg died due to failings by prison staff – NAT comment
05/04/2019
An inquiry has found that the death of Annabella Lansdberg, a prison inmate who had diabetes and HIV, was caused...
Further delays in London to essential HIV prevention drug
01/04/2019
NHS England announced today that whilst a doubling of places on the PrEP Impact Trial (proposed on January 23) will...
HIV and immigration detention staff must jointly ensure good care in immigration removal centres
22/03/2019
NAT and HIV clinicians at BHIVA have produced new guidance (last published in 2009) that supports staff in Immigration Removal...
First long-acting HIV treatment injections pass trial
08/03/2019
Injections, that could one day be an alternative to daily pills for people living with HIV, have been shown to...
Councils in London may block additional PrEP places proposed for gay and bisexual men
28/02/2019
NHS England announced today that whilst the PrEP Impact trial will double the number of places on the trial in...