FSRH and SRH sector organisations discuss cuts to services with parliamentarians
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.
FSRH President Dr Asha Kasliwal discusses impacts of cuts to services with MPs in Parliament