August issue of the Sexual Health, Reproductive Health, and HIV Policy eBulletin is out now

Posted 17 August 2023

Date: 17 Aug 2023

Type: FSRH Press Releases and Statements

The August edition of the Sexual Health, Reproductive Health, and HIV Policy eBulletin is out now. It brings together data and new tools from the sector to support more effective delivery of care, alongside wider policy and clinical issues. This edition covers the new measures announced in connection to the one-year anniversary of the publication of the Women’s Health Strategy for England, including the establishment of a network of women’s health champions. Other updates include ‘mystery shopper’ research by the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) highlighting barriers to accessing sexual health services, a call for evidence from the Women and Equalities Committee for a new inquiry on women’s menstrual and gynaecological health, and revised guidance for establishing youth-friendly services

This month's eFeature is by Dr Janet Barter, President of FSRH, discussing the FSRH Hatfield Vision and reflecting on the progress made bringing it to life. The Hatfield Vision is a policy blueprint, aiming to build consensus and mobilise stakeholders across the system to maximise Government commitments on sexual and reproductive health. Dr Barter discusses the recent launch of the Hatfield Vision Taskforce, goals of the Vision accomplished thus far, and celebrates the Vision being endorsed by 50+ organisations. 

The August edition of the eBulletin also covers a report from the English HIV and Sexual Health Commissioners’ Group on increasing uptake of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the NHS England Long Term Workforce Plan, and the new abortion statistics published by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID). 

You can read the August edition here and subscribe to the eBulletin here.