Government confirms sexual and reproductive health will remain with local authorities

Government confirms sexual and reproductive health will remain with local authorities

Publication date

Friday, June 7, 2019

The Government has concluded a review of commissioning arrangements for certain public health functions, including sexual and reproductive health, that was announced in the NHS Long Term Plan.

NAT supports LGA calls for the Government to reverse cuts to public health

NAT supports LGA calls for the Government to reverse cuts to public health

Publication date

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Local Government Association (LGA) today warned that sexual health services are at 'tipping point' as significant increases in demand have coincided with dramatic cuts in the public health budget.

NAT’s recently published data from FOI requests to all UK local authorities, shows that HIV prevention services are also suffering hugely as a result of these cuts to the public health budget. In areas with a high prevalence of HIV, NAT found that funding for prevention was down by almost a third in just two years.

NAT welcomes HIV late diagnosis indicator in Public Health Outcomes Framework.

NAT welcomes HIV late diagnosis indicator in Public Health Outcomes Framework.

Publication date

Monday, January 23, 2012

Deborah Jack, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust), comments: 

‘We are extremely pleased that the Government has recognised late diagnosis of HIV as an important issue – not only for the health of individuals – but for public health, by including it as an indicator within the Public Health Outcomes Framework...."
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New HIV figures show NHS is failing in its public health responsibilities.

New HIV figures show NHS is failing in its public health responsibilities.

Publication date

Thursday, November 21, 2013
New statistics from Public Health England (PHE) show that 98,400 people were living with HIV in UK at the end of 2012. The figures point to ongoing failures of frontline health services to support at-risk groups through regular HIV testing.