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

Posted 13 December 2022

Date: 13 Dec 2022

Type: FSRH News and Information

The December 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 a new report from the Local Government Association warning that local sexual health services are at breaking point, due to attendance increasing while funding has reduced. Other updates include a recent All Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health meeting in Parliament to discuss SRH workforce challenges, and latest data published by the UK Health Security Agency on the transmission of HIV.

Following on from World AIDS Day on 1 December, this month’s eFeature, written by Helen Peters – Manager of the Integrated Screening Outcomes Surveillance Service (ISOSS) – reflects on the success of antenatal screening and HIV treatment in reducing vertical HIV transmission. Helen also explains the work of ISOSS in providing valuable insights that support the screening programme to ensure women get the best care possible.

The December edition of the eBulletin also covers quarterly cervical screening statistics published by NHS England, updates in relation to on mpox including latest evidence from UKHSA on vaccination efficacy, and abortion policy developments regarding the UK Government’s move to commission abortion services in Northern Ireland and a successful vote in the House of Commons on an amendment which would establish buffer zones or ‘safe access zones’ around abortion clinics.  
You can read the December edition here and subscribe to the eBulletin here.