Category Archives: Sexual Health

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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Chlamydia detection rate: considerations for commissioning

By Public Health England (2014)

In this guidance the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) outlines ways to improve the effectiveness and value for money of chlamydia screening in a local authority’s population of 15 to 24 year olds.

The guidance suggests a number of activities to support local authorities to work towards achieving the Department of Health recommended chlamydia detection rate of 2,300 chlamydia diagnoses per 100,000 15 to 24 year olds, a Health Protection indicator within the Public Health Outcomes Framework.

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