FSRH and SRH sector organisations discuss cuts to services with parliamentarians

Posted 25 October 2018

Date: 25 Oct 2018

Type: FSRH News and Information

Parliamentary briefing session on Public Health funding was organised by coalition of sector organisations, including FSRH, and provided an opportunity to brief a number of parliamentarians on the impact of current cuts to public health funding on SRH services

The event was hosted by Stephen Doughty MP and Baroness Barker, co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK (APPG SRH), and it was attended by FSRH, the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), British HIV Association (BHIVA), National AIDS Trust (NAT), Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH), Brook, Family Planning Association (FPA) and APPG HIV.

The SRH sector organisations discussed the need for an increase in Public Heath funding to be included in the Government's budget and spending review. They sought to get commitment that parliamentarians would carry out follow up activities to support Public Health within the spending review.

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FSRH President Dr Asha Kasliwal discusses impacts of cuts to services with MPs in Parliament

More actions are planned by the SRH sector coalition and you can follow the #publichealthSOS on Twitter and @FSRH_UK to stay up to date on the next developments.