PHE action plan on sexual health, reproductive health and HIV services 'must be backed up by funding' says NAT

Publication date

Friday, September 1, 2017

Public Health England today published findings from a survey of commissioners across the NHS and local authorities showing significant issues with the commissioning of sexual health, reproductive health and HIV services. The report shows that the Health and Social Care Act left a fragmented system that is struggling to meet the needs of the population. Commissioners are also facing significant budget cuts along with increasing demand. 
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust), said: 

Should you care about commissioning?

Last week Public Health England launched a new publication, Making it work: a guide to whole system commissioning for sexual and reproductive health and HIV. This is a must-read guide for anyone involved in the commissioning of HIV services - and we immediately took to Facebook and Twitter to say as much.

Keep our sexual health services confidential

Sexual health remains for most people a sensitive and private matter – if we go to a sexual health clinic we expect the information they record about our sexual behaviour, about the tests we have, any STIs diagnosed and the treatment provided, to be kept confidential.

Campaigners to SHout loud about sexual health

Publication date

Friday, September 18, 2009

Six leading sexual health and HIV organisations are launching SHout loud (Sexual Health out loud)

On September 18, six leading sexual health and HIV organisations are launching SHout loud (Sexual Health out loud) , a website which enables the general public, community groups and campaigners to have their say about sexual health, contraception and HIV services in England.

Next Generation Microbicides offer new New Hope for Womens Sexual Health

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Saturday, March 8, 2008
On International Women's Day, 8 March 2008, the National AIDS Trust calls on Government and pharmaceutical companies to support trials of a new class of microbicides that could offer the greatest hope for women's sexual health in the 21st century. Existing methods of HIV prevention are failing millions of women, particularly in developing countries, where women often cannot negotiate condom use.

Review of the National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV

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Thursday, July 31, 2008
The Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV published today the review of the National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV, authored by MedFASH. The report outlines changes in the external environment, what aspects of the strategy have been achieved, the barriers to implementation, and makes recommendations for further action.

NAT welcomes new Northern Ireland Sexual Health Promotion Strategy

Publication date

Friday, December 5, 2008
On 1 December, World AIDS Day, the first ever Sexual Health Promotion Strategy and Action Plan for Northern Ireland was published1. This Strategy document is long overdue as in recent years there have been increasing numbers of sexually transmitted infections and high levels of teenage pregnancy in Northern Ireland. 

Government Sexual Health Framework - NAT comments.

Publication date

Friday, March 15, 2013
Deborah Jack, chief executive, National AIDS Trust: "Today the government published its long-awaited Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England. Whilst it is heartening to see that it deals with HIV as a sexually transmitted infection in great detail and that the key tools for tackling the HIV epidemic – testing and prevention - are give the emphasis they deserve, the document does not go far enough.