PHE establishes National Framework for e-Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Posted 25 August 2020

Date: 25 Aug 2020

Type: FSRH News and Information

Public Health England (PHE) has published the National Framework for e-Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic to support local commissioning and service development. The Framework offers customers (i.e. organisations purchasing services) a convenient, efficient and cost-effective method for contracting with providers of online sexual and reproductive healthcare services.

The Framework is designed as three components, with customers able to sign-up to self-sample for HIV and STIs, emergency contraception and/or routine contraception. Brook, Preventx, and SH:24 have been appointed as providers on the Framework. These providers deliver services to a pre-agreed specification, with pre-agreed terms and conditions, and to a published price list.

The Framework is open for use by any local authority in England; NHS England and NHS Improvement; any clinical commissioning group, NHS Trust or NHS Foundation Trust in England; any combined authority in England; PHE; and any other organisation deemed suitable by a local commissioner and with the agreement of the partnership group overseeing the Framework e.g. Sexual Health Service Provider, Substance Misuse Service Provider.

More information is available here. This includes details about how to sign-up to any of the Framework services, pricing and links to each of the provider websites.