Category Archives: Sexual Health

Practical Guidance to SPOT for Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health

By Public Health England (2017)

The Spend and Outcome Tool (SPOT) was first published in 2014 and gives an overview of spend and outcomes across key areas of business for Local Authorities (LAs). It uses previously published data on both spend and outcomes. It contains three years of data on spend and outcomes for a wide range of measures. SPOT can be used to compare with other geographical areas and a range of benchmarks.
SPOT can be a useful tool for LAs who are interested in comparing spend data on sexual and reproductive health with sexual and reproductive health outcomes. There are some issues which make drawing these comparisons complicated and potentially misleading.

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Big cuts planned to public health budgets

by The King’s Fund (2017)

Central government cuts have forced councils to reduce planned spending on vital public health services such as sexual health clinics and reducing harm from smoking, alcohol and drugs by £85 million, according to new analysis by The King’s Fund.

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Sexual health commissioning in local government: building strong relationships, meeting local needs

By Local Government Association (2015)

These nine case studies showcase local government experience of commissioning sexual health services since taking over this responsibility in April 2013

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Health and social care priorities for the Government: 2015-2020

By The Nuffield Trust (2015)

This briefing outlines ten possible key health and social care priorities for the new government, covering funding and finance, quality of care, new models of care and workforce.

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Sexual and reproductive health in England: a guide to local and national data

By Public Health England (2014)

This guidance is designed to help health professionals including local government, service providers and commissioners understand the sexual health data that is available across England and how the data can be accessed. It provides an overview of the information available on sexually transmitted infection (STIs), HIV, contraception, conception and abortion.

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20 ebooks relating to Public Health have been purchased and are all freely accessible to all Public Heath Lancashire staff with an Athens username and password. 

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Sexual exploitation of children: Ofsted thematic report

By Ofsted (2014)

This thematic inspection was commissioned to evaluate the effectiveness of local authorities’ current response to child sexual exploitation. The report draws on evidence from inspection and case examination in eight local authorities and from the views of children and young people, parents, carers, practitioners and managers.

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