NICE launches consultation to develop quality standards on sexual health

Posted 25 April 2018

Date: 25 Apr 2018

Type: Sexual and Reproductive Health News

Today, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) opened a consultation on sexual health focusing on sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This is the first time NICE is developing quality standards on sexual health and FSRH encourages members to get involved in the consultation.

The consultation will take place between 25th April and 20th September 2018. The first stage of the consultation is topic engagement and will run until 9th May. Stakeholders are encouraged to contribute ideas on the scope of the standards, and the issues which the document should and should not consider. A second stage will follow later in the year (22nd August - 20th September), when the terms of the new standard on sexual health will be open for discussion.

NICE guidelines make evidence-based recommendations on a wide range of topics, which include planning broader services and interventions to improve the health of communities. FSRH encourages its members to register as stakeholders and contribute to this consultation, in order that the voices of SRH practitioners can be heard, and their expertise taken into account.

You can register here.