Sexual health is a national and local public health priority. Lambeth Southwark and Lewisham (LSL) have the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections, HIV and teenage conception rates in London and the UK. Promoting sexual health is complex. Improving access to, and the quality of, local sexual health services, can result in better sexual health outcomes and better value for money with respect to treatment. This requires an evidence-based commissioning approach, based on strong stakeholder engagement.
In partnership with Brook, a Charity that provides wellbeing and sexual health support for young people, BPT has created an outreach sexual health clinic on Friday afternoons in The Space. It is a great example of partnership working that combines Brooks expertise in sexual health support with BPT’s ability to engage young people and willingness and ability to provide a safe facility to deliver the clinic