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The role of community pharmacies in sexual health services

Summary

At a time when sexual health services across the country are struggling to cope, Umbrella Sexual Health is managing increasing demand whilst overseeing year-on-year improvements in public health outcomes, for a significantly lower cost than before Umbrella Sexual Health was introduced.

A central component of the service in...Read More »


A single contract for sexual health services across Teesside

Summary

Sexual Health Teesside is collaboratively commissioned by the 4 Tees local authorities, 2 clinical commissioning groups and NHS England. The prime provider works to one contract, signed by all 7 commissioners, which has a strong focus on prevention and is supported by a collaborative commissioning agreement.

Background

Teesside first commissioned...Read More »


Accessing sexual health testing online

Background

Sexual Health London (SHL) was developed in London through the London Sexual Health Programme, a partnership of 31 London local authorities, which enables sexual health services (SHSs) to meet the combined challenge of rising demand and fewer resources.

The service makes it simpler and...Read More »


£9 million announced to get ports and local areas ready for Brexit

  • Local areas to receive £9 million to help ensure they are fully prepared for Brexit on 31 October
  • Kent will be given over £2.6 million out of the available funding due to its unique circumstances

An extra £9 million will be made available to ensure local areas and major ports are...Read More »


Calling for full respect of international law and dialogue in the Middle East

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce at the Security Council briefing on the situation in the Middle East

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Prime Minister announces £25 million cash boost for hospices to secure their future

The future of hundreds of hospices and palliative care services which provide vital treatment and support for patients at the end of their life will now be protected thanks to a multi-million-pound funding boost from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The Prime Minister today announces that £25 million will be pumped into...Read More »


PM call with Prime Minister Modi: 20 August 2019

A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister spoke to Indian Prime Minister Modi this afternoon.

Prime Minister Modi began by congratulating the Prime Minister on his appointment.

The two leaders agreed on the importance of the UK-India partnership and the need to build on it further,...Read More »


Education Secretary visits world-leading research centre

Today (20 August) Education Secretary Gavin Williamson visited the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) where cutting edge technology is being used to drive innovations in manufacturing as well as offering training and apprenticeships in a range of crucial fields.

Since his appointment, Mr Williamson has made clear that...Read More »


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