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Sexual health inquiry


The Committee sought evidence on sexual health, including: 

  • Recent trends
  • Prevention
  • The commissioning and delivery of sexual health services, including contraception services. This includes:
    • Demand
    • Access
    • Funding
    • Standards
    • Co-commissioned services, e.g. HIV, PrEP, cervical screening, vaccinations, drugs and alcohol (chemsex)
    • Decommissioning of non-core services
    • Governance
  • Workforce issues
  • Action at national and local level to improve sexual health and sexual health services – the role of Government, NHS England, Public Health England and local authorities

The impact of STIs remains greatest in young heterosexuals 15 to 24 years; black ethnic minorities; and gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), so the inquiry would particularly welcome evidence on the issues facing these specific groups of the population. We would also welcome submissions on sexual health services for over-50s.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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14th Report - Sexual health
Inquiry Sexual health inquiry
HC 1419
Response to this report
Sexual health: Government Response to the Committee's Fourteenth Report of Session 2017–19
Government Response
14th Report - Sexual health (Enhanced HTML)
Inquiry Sexual health inquiry
HC 1419

Oral evidence transcripts

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26 February 2019
Inquiry Sexual health inquiry
Witnesses Professor John Newton, Director of Health Improvement, Public Health England, Professor Jim McManus, Vice President, Association of Directors of Public HealthSteve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health and Social Care, Professor John Newton, Director of Health Improvement, Public Health England, Dominic Hardy, Director of Primary Care Delivery, NHS England
Oral Evidence
5 February 2019
Inquiry Sexual health inquiry
Witnesses Councillor Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Community Wellbeing Board, Local Government Association, Dr Olwen Williams, President, British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), Dr Anne Connolly, Clinical Champion for Women’s Health, Royal College of General Practitioners, Dr Asha Kasliwal, President, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive HealthcareIan Green, Chief Executive, Terrence Higgins Trust, Marion Wadibia, Chief Executive, NAZ Project London, Laura Russell, Head of Policy, Stonewall, Dr Anatole Menon-Johansson, Clinical Director, Brook
Oral Evidence
Pupils from Brixham College (SLH0097)
Dr David Pao (SLH0095)
Liz Sawyer (SLH0096)

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