Review of Sexual Health Services

In Newcastle, our ambition is to ensure an integrated sexual health system incorporating high quality clinical and non-clinical sexual health provision that supports Newcastle residents across the life course to make informed, confident choices and that ensures equitable access and coverage of services across the city. 

In 2016, Newcastle’s clinical sexual health services were recommissioned as part of our citywide plans to deliver an integrated service model. The current arrangements are due to end in March 2020, and the Council is undertaking a whole system review to inform future arrangements from 2020-21 onwards. In undertaking the review, we continue to set out our ambition to maintain an integrated ‘whole system’ approach in order to continue to provide the following benefits:

  • an improved experience for service users through the integrated service model based on national best practice and the findings from local consultation with service users and communities at risk of sexual ill health;
  • better health outcomes through improved access for service users, providing early testing and treatment to stop onward transmission of STIs and prompt provision of long acting reversal contraception (LARCs) to reduce unplanned pregnancies; and
  • better value for money through reducing duplication, realising efficiencies in order to invest to meet rising demand, and promoting preventive and risk reduction approaches.

The review during Summer 2019 included consultation and engagement with current providers, current and potential service users and the public. The feedback from this exercise informed an Integrated Impact Assessment to outline our proposals for the future commissioning and service delivery model for Sexual Health Services in Newcastle. 

Consultation and engagement presentations:

The documents below relate to the Sexual Health Services Review completed in 2016:

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