Provision of sexual health and HIV services has become ‘fragmented’ in England since responsibility for commissioning was split across local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and NHS England, a survey by Public Health England has found.
Community pharmacies are ideally placed to be the first port of call for women requiring comprehensive and convenient contraceptive and sexual health services, concluded a discussion at the SalvaDore 2017 annual conference in Birmingham, UK.
A new class of antibiotic has been found to be effective against Neisseria gonorrhoeae according to researchers from Imperial College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
NHS England has announced the start of the trial to provide pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to people at high risk of HIV infection in England, in order to gather clinical evidence on optimal targeting, uptake and implementation of PrEP on a large scale.
Emergency contraception can be bought online in the UK for as little as £4.99.
Barriers, such as a price premium, should be removed to allow easier access to emergency hormonal contraception.
The problem of dwindling treatment options for gonorrhoea is complicated because there are very few new antibiotics in development. Stewardship of our remaining antibiotic resources is now more urgent than ever.