Sexual health commissioning in local government

Since the transfer of public health to local government in 2013, councils have been working hard to maintain and improve access for their residents to sexual and reproductive health services and to ensure seamless pathways of care.

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The case studies in this report provide examples from around the country of councils collaborating, both among themselves and with CCGs and NHS England, to commission integrated services and improve the sexual health and wellbeing of their local populations.

They showcase joint commissioning in urban and rural areas, by councils with widely varying population profiles and facing differing sexual health challenges, and are written to a level of detail intended to enable others to imitate their approach