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Public Health's Sexual Health Summit

Published Friday, 18 January 2019

On Wednesday 16 January, the Public Health Team held an Integrated Sexual Health summit (ISH).

Sexual Health Summit participants
Sexual Health Summit participants

​​Led by Senior Commissioning Manager in Public Health, Paul Hargrave, the summit aimed to identify what's working well within ISH, key successes to date, potential improvements and explored any un-met need and barriers to engagement.

Director of Public Health and Wellbeing, Liz Gaulton, opened the event, starting by celebrating the good work so far. There was also a lecture by CWPT Medical Director, Sharon Binyon, who discussed the importance of maintaining a high quality service.

This was followed by a presentation from Paul, who spoke about the outcomes being sought from the service area, key priorities and key data findings.

Simon Walker, West Midlands Sexual Health Lead, at Public Health England, then gave an insightful lecture on what's happening elsewhere and what is on the horizon for sexual health services.

For the remainder of the afternoon, delegates were involved in table discussions to look at the following:

  • Things we do to reach & engage people who need ISH services
  • Services and interventions we provide to people we engage with
  • Partners we work with
  • Things we do to ensure we have an effective and learning workforce
  • How we use technology

The aim of each of these session was to identify the good work and areas of improvement, as well as things that could be stopped, done in different ways or started.

The summit was very insightful and gave everybody there a solid understanding into the current delivery model of the service and ways it could be heightened moving forward. 

Current ISH service.

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