Health and Social Care Committee

Sexual health inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published on Sunday 2 June 2019. Government Response published on Thursday 24 October 2019.

Report published

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.

Terms of reference: Sexual health

Latest evidence

  • 26 Feb 2019 - Sexual Health - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF300 KB) HC 1419 | Published 06 Mar 2019

    Evidence given by 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

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